Hosea | Session 1 | Intro + Context


This week kicks off our 4th annual Dayton Women in the Word Summer Study! This summer, we will be working through the book of Hosea. Over the next 8 weeks, we'll be sharing recordings from the Monday evening session here with you on the podcast. To find the Wednesday morning recordings and all of our other summer study resources, visit our Hosea Resources page.

In Session 1, Natalie gives us an overview of what to expect during our summer study and how Hosea fits into the big story of the Bible. She walks through the 5 context questions that are helpful to ask before we read, highlights some major themes in the book, discusses the importance of understanding Baal worship, and explains the homework for Session 2.

You can find the PowerPoint slides for Session 1 here.

Session 1 Outline: 

  • Welcome
  • What to expect from us (DWITW teachers, team and group leaders)
  • What we expect of you (study participants)
  • Short Study Overview
  • Hosea in the Big Story of the Bible
  • Hosea's Context
  • Major Themes
  • Baal Worship
  • Homework for Session 2

During Session 1, Natalie talks about the following references and resources: