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What are the Prophets saying to us?

What are the Prophets saying to us?

The Old Testament prophets were charged with bringing God’s word to his people. Their messages particularly interpreted the political and social events that were occurring around the people of Israel and what God was doing and saying through these events. Very often these were messages that the people were less than willing to hear, with a major emphasis upon God’s judgement. The prophets combined these messages, however, with the belief that judgement would not be God’s final word and the hope that he would eventual fulfil his covenant purposes for his people and the world. During this series we will look at the messages of the Twelve ‘Minor’ Prophets and seek to discern what God is saying to our contemporary situation through them.

3 September Hosea   Stephen Kuhrt
10 September Joel   Tim Davis
17 September Amos   Becky Mills
24 September Obadiah   David Taylor
1 October United Service at 10am
Harvest
  Stephen Kuhrt
8 October Jonah   Carolyn Lucas
15 October Micah   Anita Ferrero
22 October Nahum   Stephen Kuhrt
29 October Habakkuk   Katy Loffman
5 November Zephaniah Tim Davis
12 November Haggai Anita Ferrero
19 November Zechariah Stephen Kuhrt
26 November Malachi Becky Mills

 

Fulfilled at Christmas

Fulfilled at Christmas

In the earliest parts of Matthew’s Gospel, its writer refers several times to the way in which the coming of Jesus Christ fulfilled what was spoken through the prophets. Key events in the Christmas story are shown to bring to fulfilment what was spoken by Isaiah, Micah, Hosea and Jeremiah. In most of these cases, it not easy to understand what the writer of Matthew’s gospel means and it can appear that he has taken these Old Testament references out of context. Careful attention to their context, however, reveals that this is far from the case. Their role is to illuminate truths about Jesus that we otherwise might miss. During this series, we will look at each of these passages and seek to understand the way in which the coming of Jesus Christ brought the whole of the Old Testament story to its surprising climax and fulfilment.

3 December Isaiah 1.23 Tim Davis
10 December Micah 5.2 Katy Loffman
17 December Hosea 11.1 Stephen Kuhrt
24 December Jeremiah 31.15 David Loffman
25 December United Christmas Day Service at 10am Stephen Kuhrt
31 December United Service at 10am Katy Loffman