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Jun 11, 2017 by: Dale Thiele | Series: Hosea Scripture: Hosea 1:1–2:1 Tags: unloved, bloodshed, purify, hope, restoration, prostitute, unfaithful, promises

MESSAGE - Pastor Dale Thiele

Hosea

Children With A Purpose

 

Bloodshed, Unloved, Not Mine: Why Such Names?

 

The Hope of Restoration: Where Does it Lie?

 Questions for Further Study or Group Discussion:

  1. Read Hosea 1:1-2:1. Hosea’s relationship with Gomer is to be a picture of God’s relationship with his people. How can a prostitute be a good illustration of God’s people? How are we like Gomer?
  2. The three children of Gomer illustrate the fruit of being spiritually unfaithful to God. In what ways do you see these fruits in your life when you are unfaithful to God?
  3. What is the basis or foundation of the transition to hope and restoration in verse 10? You will need to think beyond Hosea 1.
  4. What promises are made in verses 1:10-2:1? How do they apply to us?
  5. Read 1 Peter 2:9-10. What parallels do you see with Hosea 1:10-2:1? How does the truth of these verses purify us?

 

Memory Verse of the Week:

1 Peter 2:10 Once you were not a people, but now you are God's people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy. (ESV)