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One Book: Amos

Amos: Lifestyles of the Rich, and Amos The people of Amos’s day lived lives of luxury and comfort. The wealthy would often live with very little regard for the poor among them, ignoring their plight. Or even worse, some would actively take advantage of them. All the while, they maintained a shell of a religion and […]

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One Book: Joel

Joel: The Great & Terrible Day of the Lord In the first section of the book of Joel (1:1-2:11), the prophet describes God fighting against His people as a result of their rebellion and disobedience. In the immediate context, locusts and a great army are positioned to attack God’s people and cause great devastation. It seems […]

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One Book: Hosea

Hosea: A Love Story Like No Other While Hosea had much to say in comparison to some of the other “minor” prophets (he has 14 chapters, while some others just have one or two!), it’s actually Hosea’s marriage that has been remembered and emphasized far more than his message. What was it about this marriage that was […]

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Palm Sunday: Cheers & Tears

Cheers & Tears Did you ever notice in Luke’s account of the Triumphal Entry (19:28-44), that while the crowds were cheering & shouting “Hosanna!” Jesus was weeping – loud sobbing, actually? Why was that? Join Pastor Larry McCall as we take a break from our “One Book” series for Palm Sunday. We’ll see that Jesus’ rejection, […]

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One Book: Ezekiel

Ezekiel: The Dead Made Alive Do we really believe that God can raise the dead? Ezekiel was one of God’s prophets, sent to speak to Israelites already in exile about God’s judgment on Jerusalem. But he didn’t just focus on the judgment – he turned their eyes forward to what God would do in the […]

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One Book: Jeremiah

Jeremiah: Hope in the Midst of Tears God gave the prophet Jeremiah a really tough ministry. Jeremiah preached God’s message to the people of Judah for 40 years. And do you know how many people actually believed his message after 40 years of faithfully speaking for God? Only a handful. Forty years. Only a handful of […]