Agony of a Faithful God

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Deck of the Workshop by Mr. Jayakumar Christian at the SALT Conference 2012 in CEO Centre Bangalore.

Deck of the Workshop by Mr. Jayakumar Christian at the SALT Conference 2012 in CEO Centre Bangalore.

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  • 1. Agony of a faithful God Study BOOK OF HOSEA
  • 2. Background• 8th Century BC• 35 years history• Involving 6 Kings• Focused on Israel
  • 3. Display of YHWH’s Faithfulness• Father – Son (1:20; 11:1-4)• Physician – patient (5:13);• Lover – loved one (Hosea- Wife)
  • 4. & Man’s Unfaithfulness• A stubborn cow 4:6• A estranged wife 2:5• Semi-cooked cake 7:8• Silly dove 7:11• Sagging bow 7:16• Self-serving vine 10:1,2
  • 5. Roots of unfaithfulnessPursuing wrong sources for solution(5:13; 3:1;4:12; Jer 46:11; 30:12-15)
  • 6. Roots of unfaithfulnessFeeble attempts to please our God(6:4b; 13:3; Mt. 13:1-5; Dan. 3:17,18)
  • 7. Roots of unfaithfulness Lethal disconnects(6:6; 2 Tim. 3:5; 1 Sam 15; Is.1; Jer 7; Micah 6; Hos 11:7; Jer 22)
  • 8. Roots of unfaithfulnessManipulative spirituality (6:7; 11: 1-5)
  • 9. Summary• Roots of unfaithfulness – Pursuing easy/ wrong sources for solution – Feeble/ fragile relationship with Jesus Christ – Disconnect between precept & practice – Manipulative spirituality
  • 10. For I am God & not manThe Holy One in your midst (Hosea 11:9b)