The book of Hosea teaches many lessons for the family. Hosea’s bride (symbol for Israel) forgot that God defines what marriage looks like, we do not. The children forgot that their father (symbol for God) provides everything, won’t be Savior without being in charge, and his fairness can’t be taken for granted.
Chris Brown has served as a Senior Pastor and Teaching Pastor at North Coast Church since 2004. Prior to that, he developed a nationally recognized student ministry at Azusa Pacific College, where he served as the Campus Pastor. His mid-week Bible study known as “911” started with 80 and grew to over 1,500 students. A gifted story teller and Bible Teacher, Chris is a sought-after conference and chapel speaker. His humor and motivational style have helped North Coast Church continue to grow, not only larger, but also younger during his tenure. He shares the weekend pulpit with Larry Osborne – each teaching roughly half the time. Chris is a graduate of Azusa Pacific University. He lives in Oceanside with his wife Amy and their three children.