I want to give a shout out to my pastor, Doug Shivers, at Boulevard Baptist Church. He is in the midst of a most unique journey through the Bible. Now, many pastors preach through the Bible and do so in an expository way; Doug is no pioneer on that score. But the way he's going about it is very interesting.
Doug is preaching through the Bible at the rate of one book per week. I have never heard of this being done before. It's been challenging for him and he freely admits it. You can imagine how daunting it would be to cover Leviticus or the Psalms or Isaiah in one sermon. But Doug is handling it quite ably.
I want to commend this past week's sermon on Hosea to you. As of this writing it has not been posted at Boulevard's website, but I invite you to check back until it is. Be careful to hear especially the last bit of the sermon, the last point, if you will. It is stuffed to bulging with the powerful message of Christ's gospel, the good news that He has taken on the sins of His people and imparted to them His righteousness! What stunningly Good News!
As it has been said a multitude of times, it's an old story that never gets old.