Worship Theme

January 24–26, 2019 • Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA


The Gospel in the Prophets

In the famed story at the end of Luke about “The Road to Emmaus,” the stranger on the road (who is actually the resurrected Jesus) engages his traveling companions in a serious Easter evening Bible study. Luke tells us the gist of this study when he says “Then beginning with Moses and all the prophets, he interpreted to them the things about himself in all the scriptures.” Somehow, some way “all the prophets” witness to Jesus the Messiah. This year at Symposium our five primary preaching texts will come from the Minor Prophets of the Old Testament. Each text contains a preview of vital gospel truths that will come to fruition in the life and ministry of Jesus. Seeing the Messiah through the lens of these texts will deepen our appreciation for the love and the grace of God that resulted in our very salvation through Christ Jesus the Lord.   

Services of the Word

Jonah 4:1-11, The Love of God for all People and Creatures (offered Thursday am, repeated Thursday pm)

Habakkuk 3:17-19, The God of Joy in the Midst of our Troubles (offered Thursday am, repeated Thursday pm)

Amos 8:1-7, The Savior of Justice for the Needy (offered Friday am, repeated Saturday am)

Hosea 11:1-11, The Heart of the Divine Parent (offered Friday am, repeated Saturday am)

Micah 5:1-4, From the House of Bread the One Who Feeds the Flock (closing Saturday pm communion service)

The worship services are free and open to the public. Also watch them via Livestream