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2015 Session 6: Don’t Pray

In today’s class, Dr. Nunnally reminds us that there are times when God’s Word instructs us “not to pray.” The concept seems alien to the way believers practice their faith, and the discussion takes us back to both Jeremiah and Hosea. The unusual commandment from the Father relates to the narrative found in both books. The betrothal metaphor is also a continuing part of our examination of Jeremiah, where the prophets use the language of marriage to mirror God’s relationship with His people.

Romans 8; Jeremiah 2:2; 7:16; 1 John 5:16; Hosea 2:14,18,19,20; 2:1; 11:1,4; 13:4,5,2; Genesis 19

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2015 Session 5: Hosea – Jeremiah

In today’s session, Dr. Nunnally focuses on the language of the prophets, and the recurring emphasis on the concepts of the “bridegroom” and the “bride.” Both Old and New Testaments portray “covenant” in terms of betrothal. An offshoot of this conversation takes up the language of Hosea as contrasted to that of Jeremiah. “These ideas didn’t come out of thin air. They are seen as recurring themes in scripture, anchored in God’s revelation of Himself and His relationship to His children.”

Jeremiah 2:1; 31:32; Matthew 22:37; Revelation 19:6-7; John 3:29; 2 Corinthians 11:2; Ephesians 5;23; Isaiah 40:3; Hosea 2:14-16; 11:1-4; 2 Samuel 14; 1 Samuel 17

Homework: Read Hosea, looking for references to the Pentateuch and the Exodus.

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