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The Finale

Who is wise? Let them realize these things.     Who is discerning? Let them understand. The ways of the Lord are right;     the righteous walk in them,     but the rebellious stumble in them. Hosea 14:9 This final verse really seems to sum up the entire … Continue reading

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God’s Response

“I will heal their waywardness     and love them freely,     for my anger has turned away from them. I will be like the dew to Israel;     he will blossom like a lily. Like a cedar of Lebanon     he will send down his roots;    his … Continue reading

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Repentance

Take words with you     and return to the Lord. Say to him:     “Forgive all our sins and receive us graciously,     that we may offer the fruit of our lips. Assyria cannot save us;     we will not mount warhorses. We will never again … Continue reading

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Time to go Home

Return, Israel, to the Lord your God.     Your sins have been your downfall! Hosea 14:1 With these words, Hosea’s final chapter begins. It is a chapter of repentance and redemption, filled with hope and a simple faith. Israel had fallen into idolatry, literally the … Continue reading

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Sunday Sermon Notes: July 15, 2018

Title: Sabbath, Controversy and More Followers Text: Mark 3:1-20 Mark 3:1-6 Parallel Texts: Matthew 12:9-14; Luke 6:6-11 After the scene in the last section where Jesus announces that He is the Lord of the Sabbath, Mark recounts another Sabbath scene, … Continue reading

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Hosea Continues the Pattern

We’ve seen Hosea’s pattern: Israel slips more and more into sin and away from God, then into idolatry. After that sin multiples dramatically. God sees all of this and sends messengers of warning to the people, who scoff at them; … Continue reading

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Judgment is at Hand

Hosea 5 “Hear this, you priests! Pay attention, you Israelites! Listen, royal house! This judgment is against you: You have been a snare at Mizpah, a net spread out on Tabor. The rebels are knee-deep in slaughter. I will discipline all of them. … Continue reading

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