Two teachings of the apostle Paul govern this series on Restoring the Reconciled World. The first teaching is that Jesus Christ – by His life, death, resurrection, and ascension – has reconciled the world and all things in it to God. Second, God has given to us, His people, a ministry of reconciliation, which takes the form of restoring the reconciled world’s freedom and goodness to the praise and glory of God.
- Restoring the Reconciled World, Part 1: The Reconciled World
- Restoring the Reconciled World, Part 2: The Need for Restoration
- Restoring the Reconciled World, Part 3: A Pattern of Restoration
- Restoring the Reconciled World, Part 4: Time for Restoration
- Restoring the Reconciled World, Part 5: Perspectives on Restoration
Jonah introduced the concept of “Thinking Like a Christian.” Specifically, we saw how to have the right mindset. In Hosea, we’ll learn the right heartset. Hosea gets set up as an example of how God’s love and grace work. Unfortunately for Hosea, that will mean displaying love and grace in tough situations (just like God does).
Now more than ever in our lifetime, men need to seek the Lord in prayer on behalf of His City and people. God is seeking men to pray, and this pamphlet can show you why, and how to take your place, standing in the gap for God as a man of prayer.
And while you're at it, watch this brief video about our Men's Prayer Movement.
God calls Jonah to preach repentance to a people he doesn’t particularly care for. He refuses to do it and runs away and boards a ship for Tarshish. That doesn’t work any better than we’d expect, and he ends up getting tossed into the sea. Eventually, Jonah finds himself in the stomach of a fish. Now he has time to think.