Hosea 3 – The Faithfulness of God Demonstrated through Hosea

Yahweh calls Hosea to keep on loving Gomer, even as she continues to run to the arms of another man, with the same love that Yahweh is showing to Israel, even as they go on turning to the Baals. The impulse underlying the faithfulness of Yahweh is a deep and undying love for his people. […]

Posted on: August 29, 2014 - 5:34PM

Hosea 2:14-23 The Shock of God’s Grace

When the Lord gets His people all alone, what words of comfort He has with them! What words they are when He assures them of their full forgiveness, when they see all the sins of their former perverse life gone forever and hear the Lord say, “I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, your […]

Posted on: August 22, 2014 - 7:40AM

Biblical Living – Friends of Internationals

With this week another new school semester begins. This means Friends of Internationals has new ways to get involved and help reach students in our own backyard at the University of Tampa. Through this partnering ministry, our church has a wonderful chance to live out our mission statement, to work for the gospel renewal of Tampa […]

Posted on: August 20, 2014 - 9:31AM

Hosea 2:1-13 The Right Object of Our Worship

This is a very interesting aspect of the human condition. Our refusal to give credit where credit is due when it comes to all that God does for us. And for me, this was a fresh insight that I had into the nature of our idolatry. It’s not just that we are idolaters, but that […]

Posted on: August 14, 2014 - 10:00PM

MC Spotlight – Brandon

When we began attending Covenant Life in August of 2012, we quickly learned that almost everyone in the church lives in, well, Tampa. As Brandon-dwellers for over a decade, it’s been challenging for Peter and I to take the family out to Tampa at least two or three times a week and maintain regular friendships […]

Posted on: August 12, 2014 - 12:26PM

Hosea 1:2-11 God’s Faithfulness Through Judgment

Hosea’s relationships with his young bride and the three children that follow are powerfully symbolic of the Lord’s relationship with a nation that is spiritually unfaithful or adulterous. Throughout the Old Testament God is described as Israel’s husband. He found her, chose her, and cherished her in innocence. He is also called a father of […]

Posted on: August 8, 2014 - 7:10AM

2014 CLC Women’s Retreat – Recap

The 2014 CLC Women’s Retreat was a true blessing for my heart, mind and soul. The speaker this year was Jackie Kendall, a God-fearing, high-spirited and humorous woman of the Lord. Jackie led us passionately through three main sessions, addressing the act of supplementing our faith, and the act of biblical, Christ-imitating forgiveness. While there were many […]

Posted on: August 4, 2014 - 9:49AM