Key Text: Mark’s Gospel
Key Text: Hosea 13:1-16
We must take these warnings seriously. Hosea stood as a prophet of God, the pain of loss and unfaithfulness etched in his own heart, and speaks not only to his people, but us as well.
Our hearts can become proud. We often forgot God. God is like a lion, he will tear us down along with our idols.
What image of God have we created in our own mind? A safe one? Or a true one? Remember, he isn’t safe, but he is good.
What earthly saviours are we looking to, or will be look to our only rescuer?
Beware the promises of sin. They offer life but deliver death.
Death is certain. But thanks be to God, it isn’t the end of the story. Hope is found in Christ, he is mighty to save, he will ransom, he will redeem.
Key Text: Hosea 11:12—12:14
To adequately deal with the problems of the present, we need to understand how we got here in the first place. This is about how our past shapes our present.
Key Text: Hosea 11:8-11
“Wrong will be right, when Aslan comes in sight, At the sound of his roar, sorrows will be no more, When he bares his teeth, winter meets its death, And when he shakes his mane, we shall have spring again.” — C.S. Lewis, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
Key text: Hebrews 11—12
Key Text: Hosea 11:1-7
How has God loved his people, and how have we respond?
Key Text: Hosea 10:1-15
The relationship between prosperity and idolatry has a history that is meant to warn us.
Key Text: Hosea 9:1-17
Our hearts are prone to prostitution. We ‘sell-out’ to other desires and passions apart from God. What are the warning signs?
Key Text: Hosea 8:4-14
When God is ignored, we make kings and gods to replace him, with disastrous results.
Key Text: Hosea 7:8—8:3
A confused identity, foolish relationships, and religious desperation to achieve results, conditions our hearts to abandon God.