By Alex A Gondola Jr.
Rev. Dr. Steve Rettenmayer
school Member of the Jerusalem heart for Biblical Studies
A pupil and instructor of the notice for almost 4 a long time, Alex Gondola offers a unprecedented glimpse into the lives of the minor prophets, reminding us of God's constant instructions of affection, justice, and repentance. As Gondola uncovers the phrases of the minor prophets, he rigorously exhibits us easy methods to attach their prophetic ministries to our sleek lives. "If God measured our domestic lifestyles opposed to the plumb line of God's notice, could God locate us short of -- in need of extra of the reputation, tolerance, and endurance we're presupposed to give?" this is often the query Gondola comes again to repeatedly all through his exam of the minor prophets, and as we go back and forth again in time with him all through this lectionary, we commence to appreciate that the phrases of the minor prophets carry profound impact towards shaping us as Christ-followers.
God's Plumb Line: Preaching from the Not-So-Minor-Prophets is a portal full of perception and problem, reminding us to "drink so deeply on the good of worship that justice rolls down like water and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream." additionally integrated for every bankruptcy are hymn feedback, kid's lesson feedback, dialogue questions, and an Annotated Bibliography.
Alex A. Gondola Jr. served as an affiliate Pastor, Pastor, and Senior Pastor in United Church of Christ congregations due to the fact 1975. He retired in 2011 and at the moment is intervening time Pastor on the First Congregational Church (United Church of Christ) in Milford, New Hampshire. A graduate of Allegheny collage (B.A.), Andover Newton Theological college (M.Div.), and Colgate Rochester Divinity college (D.Min.), Gondola additionally has studied at Hartford Seminary and the recent collage of Divinity of the college of Edinburgh (Scotland). he's the writer of Come As You Are, Don't put out of your mind The Child, Holidays Are Holy Days, Pray Like This... (CSS), and diverse articles. He additionally contributed seven stewardship sermons to the CSS anthology From each Angle.
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