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This Sunday brings our study of Hosea and the winter quarter to a close. If you haven’t already, make sure your class has their books for the Spring quarter.
The Spring 2011 issue of Collegiate is available, and we hope you picked up a copy! Over the next 13 weeks, we’ll be diving into Philippians, Colossians, and Philemon—three of Paul’s four Prison Epistles. He asked these churches to carry on his legacy of faithfulness. God desires the same for us. As you’re getting started, we recommend that you purchase and download the Spring 2011 iMix today, as these songs will enhance your study. Just follow the link below, or you can find it on our Collegiate page at threadsmedia.com/collegiate. If you’re a Bible study leader, you’ll also want to download and print the FREE teaching plans and commentary available on the site as well!
As we continue through the Book of Hosea, we come to chapter 11, which leads us to ask this question: How is God’s love the perfect example of a father’s love? Tell us: In addition to God’s pursuant, nurturing, and committed nature (which we discuss in this week’s lesson), what other fatherly characteristics does God exhibit?
This Sunday’s lesson focuses on loyalty. God is loyal to His children, and He requires loyalty in return.
God’s love is outrageous, untamed, and crazy. We’re so undeserving of it, yet He relentlessly pursues us. What can we learn from the prophet Hosea’s relentless pursuit of the woman God called him to love? And how does God’s love for us impact the way we love others? These are the types of questions we’ll be addressing in this month’s study.