11 Sermons: The Minor Prophets
God will fight against us and clog the joy of our lives until we return with our whole heart to him. For his purpose is to be God alone in the midst of his people.
Every staff on which we try to lean in our pride will snap and pierce us through. One refuge will be secure: God.
Conversion isn't just changing your mind but exchanging the love of comfort for the love of goodness and justice.
Would I gain my life before a holy God if I died tonight? Am I ready to take my stand in the divine courtroom and hear the Judge pass an eternal sentence on me?
The violent nation will not boast forever. Very soon the recompense will come, and after that all the nations will render an account to God.
The belly of a fish hardly seems like salvation. But it was.
Nothing you do is a trifle if you do it in the name of God. He will shake heaven and earth to fill your labor with splendor.
The fountain of forgiveness has been opened for you. And if you cleanse yourself through faith in that fountain, all the subsequent promises to God's people are yours.
God uses little towns and youngest sons and slingshots to magnify his glory by contrast, to show that he is not the least dependent on human glory or greatness or achievement.
Christ came at Christmas to build a bridge across the chasm of sin to eternal life, but the name of the bridge is purity. The only way to eternal life is along the path of sanctification.
The point of Hosea is that God exalts his mercy by not giving up on his promiscuous wife.