Big Idea of the Series: This is a series on the Old Testament Minor Prophets. Each week will focus on one prophet and their story or message. Common themes will run throughout these twelve prophets in Israel’s history, and a primary theme is restoration. Though the prophets often brought words of judgment, they also spoke words of hope and ultimate renewal.

Week 1

Text: Hosea 1:1–3:5

Topics: Infidelity, Idolatry, Judgment, Salvation, Restoration

Big Idea of the Message: God hates our sin, but he loves us. In fact, God hates our sin because he loves us.

Application Point: Don’t wait for difficult times to get close to God. Learn how to be faithful in both good and bad times.