Jonah and Hosea: Mercy of the Crucified and Risen Christ
Baker Smith and Huck Whitener
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The mercy of God, His withholding of the punishment we deserve, is the theme of Jonah and Hosea. Jesus repeatedly quoted the Lord’s words in Hosea: “I desire mercy, not sacrifice,” adding that He “came not to call the righteous, but sinners.” As an expression of repentance, Jonah is traditionally read on the Jewish Day of Atonement, including Jonah’s words, “Salvation belongs to the Lord!” Historically, the Day of Atonement culminated in a sacrifice at the temple in Jerusalem followed by the high priest’s statement, “It is finished!” Jesus prophesied His sacrificial death and resurrection saying, “Just as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.” Jesus also stated that the Gentiles to whom Jonah had preached and who had repented, the people of Nineveh, would join the other righteous believers, both Jews and Gentiles, who “rise at the judgment.” Please join us for this exciting study as you strengthen your confidence and assurance of victory in Christ.
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