We were encouraged on Sunday as Otto Skoog walked us through the truths of Isaiah 40. God comforts his people by his tender promises and his sovereign greatness. When we are assailed by trials and suffering, we must turn to God's actions and God's character. Most of all, we must turn to Jesus Christ, who characterizes both God's sovereignty and his tenderness.

Spend some time this week considering God's tender promises, his sovereign greatness, and the person and work of Jesus Christ.

Listen to The Object of True Hope


This week we will turn to Hosea chapter 11. This chapter shows God's sovereign character in his interaction with humanity. To prepare for Sunday, please read Hosea 11:1-11 and think about the following questions:

  • Read Matthew 2:13-15. How is Hosea 11:1 fulfilled in the life of Jesus?
  • Verse 8 references two cities, Admah and Zeboiim. What happened in these cities?
  • What attributes of God are most prominent in this chapter?
  • How have you seen God's sovereign grace in your own life?

Let's pray that God's word is clearly proclaimed and received on Sunday. Pray for believers to be encouraged and strengthened, for unbelievers to be drawn to Christ, and for God to be glorified in all we do.