Hosea (Focus On The Bible Commentary Series)
The Focus on the Bible series provides accessible, down-to-earth, stimulating commentaries to help you understand the Bible better. All Focus on the Bible authors believe in the inerrancy of Scripture and the uniqueness of salvation in Christ. Each book follows...
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The Focus on the Bible series provides accessible, down-to-earth, stimulating commentaries to help you understand the Bible better. All Focus on the Bible authors believe in the inerrancy of Scripture and the uniqueness of salvation in Christ. Each book follows the Christian Focus three R's: READABILITY - Every author must communicate effectively, unambiguously and engagingly. RELIABILITY - Each commentary must reflect an uncompromising high view of Scripture. RELEVANCY - The ideas discussed must be grounded with everyday applications. The commentary series is steadily growing and currently over one third of the biblical books are covered. It is ideal for preachers and teachers as well as personal study.
The breakdown of family values is having a devasting effect on society, older people are no longer respected by the young,lawlessness abounds, everyone does what they like with no thought for their neighbours, politicians and the governmnet are viewed as corrupt. The leader of the church are out of touch, out of mind and out to lunch. This scenario is not taken from last weeks' tabloid newspapers but from the troubled times of the Prophet Hosea in the 8th century BC.^^
It would be very difficult to say how far a man may go in religion and yet die in his sins; how much he may look like an heir of heaven and yet be a child of wrath. Many unconverted men have a belief which is similar to faith and yet it is not true faith. Certain persons exhibit pious affections which have the warmth of spiritual love; but are quite destitute of gracious life. Every grace can be counterfeited even as jewels can be imitated The life of God within the soul creates an infinite difference between the man who has it and the man who has it not; and the point is to make sure that we have this life. Are YOU sure that you have it C.H. SpurgeonMany Christians seem to live their lives at less than 50 of their potential But God has promises that apply to every believer no matter what their situation.If your life is lacking in promise then look to Gods promises to see what it could become.Spurgeons premise in this book is that many people who appear to be Christians are not fully
Michael Eaton has served as lecturer in Old Testament at Baptist Theological College of Southern Africa and is pastor-at-large of Chrisco Fellowship of Churches in Nairobi, Kenya. He is the author of numerous commentaries designed for ordinary people, the Tyndale Commentary on Ecclesiastes, and other books on the Atonement, Israel and Spiritual Gifts.
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