In the days of the prophet Hosea, Israel had sinned severely against God. Their spiritual adultery led to their judgment, as God punished them for walking away from Him to bring them to repentance. After digging into their five cycles of judgment last week, we now see the hope of restoration that awaited Israel in five cycles of salvation.
The Friends of Israel Today is the weekly half-hour radio outreach of The Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry. Founded in 1938, The Friends of Israel is a worldwide Christian ministry, communicating biblical truth about Israel and the Messiah, while fostering solidarity with the Jewish people. The Friends of Israel Today is hosted by Chris Katulka—speaker, author and blogger with the ministry. To support this ministry write: The Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry, Inc., PO Box 908, Bellmawr, NJ 08099, or call 1-800-257-7843 and be sure to tell them you listen on Bott Radio Network.
Jael Kalisher is a uniquely gifted Friends of Israel (FOI) field representative in Israel. Having joined FOI as a full-time representative only days after Hamas’s brutal attack on Israel in October, Jael has quickly become an invaluable part of FOI’s ministry efforts. Now, she is using her musical talent to glorify the Lord across the world! She speaks with Chris ... Read More
Even when we are unfaithful to God, He is faithful to us. What a blessed promise! We see this truth through God’s covenant with King David. In part 3 of our series on the Davidic covenant, we examine how this promise was not rooted in the faithfulness of David or any of his descendants but in God alone. Much like ... Read More
In 2 Samuel 7, God made a wonderful covenant with David with implications that reached back hundreds of years earlier and extended to Jesus the Messiah. Last week we studied how this Davidic Covenant began with the patriarch Jacob’s blessing to his son, Judah, David’s ancestor through whom royalty was promised. This week we study David’s reverent love for the ... Read More
This week we begin a series on the Davidic Covenant. This promise God made with King David is a foundational truth that touches so much of Scripture, including Jesus’ birth, identity, and Kingdom reign. But instead of starting with David, we’re beginning with Jacob’s blessings to his sons. Chris walks us through these unconventional blessings this week, examining why Judah, ... Read More
The life of David, the “man after God’s own heart,” was filled with a vast range of experiences. Having been a lowly shepherd, a fierce warrior, a reflective musician, and an exalted king, David drew from his eclectic life to pen about half of the biblical psalms, which mean so much to so many of us who love God’s Word. ...