12 l02 hos1-3__ppt97_2003

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This was for the ETB SS lesson of Dec. 2, on Hosea chapters 1-3. (Sorry it's late, but the Christmas mail was slow :>)! God sets up an awesome object lesson in Hosea's life, relating to Israel's unfaithfulness to him (idolatry, adultery, you-name-it) and how faithfully He loves them despite of it all. It's interesting to see how God uses and chooses names to show what's going on in the culture that claims to -- but refuses to -- be faithful to Him. The parallels with our modern American "Christendom" are many -- may we not hesitate to seek Him and apply these lessons into our own lives!

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  • 12/4/2012: From http://kspark.kaist.ac.kr/Old%20Testament/Jewish%20History.files/Kings%20prophets.gif
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  • 12/4/2012: From http://kspark.kaist.ac.kr/Old%20Testament/Jewish%20History.files/Kings%20prophets.gif
  • Why would God direct Hosea to marry a promiscuous wife? How was God ‘married’ to Israel? Marriage is a tremendous parallel to how Christ loves His church How is our personal disobedience like promiscuity, considering God’s relationship with us? How is God showing Love to us, when He confronts our sin? The purpose of marriage for a husband is to love His wife into totally secure union.
  • Rest of chapter 1: children are born: ‘Jezreel’ & ‘No Compassion’
  • How hard would it be for a husband to choose to ‘imprison’ such a wife, instead of dismissing her?
  • 12/4/2012: From tben.wordpress.com.
  • 12 l02 hos1-3__ppt97_2003

    1. 1. Exposing a BrokenRelationshipLesson Passages:Hosea 1:1-2; 2:2-5; 3:1-5Background Passage:Hosea 1:1–3:5
    2. 2. 1. Something’s Not Right Here (Hos. 1:1-2)2. Your Sins Will Come Out (Hos. 2:2-5)3. Redemption Carries a Price (Hos. 3:1-5)
    3. 3. Background of Hosea.. Thru Hosea, God was preparing Israel to reflect on His Love for them, despite their lack of Love toward Him.
    4. 4. Background of Hosea.. From Biblical Illustrator article “Introduction to the Book of Hosea”, Winter 1992
    5. 5. What God was preparing to do.... Hebrews 12:11 (LEB) 11 Now all discipline seems for the moment not to be joyful but painful, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness for those who are trained by it.
    6. 6. 1. Something’s Not Right Here (Hos. 1:1-2)1 The word of the LORD that came to Hosea son of Beeri during thereigns of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah, and ofJeroboam son of Jehoash, king of Israel. 2 When the LORD first spoketo Hosea, He said this to him: Go, marry a promiscuous wife and have children of promiscuity, forthe land commits blatant acts of promiscuity by abandoning the LORD.God designed marriage to unite 1 man + 1 woman = 1 personWith creative identity, purpose in Him: 2  1, Plus Progeny to serve GodProstitution or promiscuity is a ‘childless union’, not full-fillingSex outside of marriage is a stagnant substitute for Love (true maritalrelationship). Marriage without true relationship (love) is difficult.Satan created artificial marriage, sex, relationships in ‘religious prostitution’,which says: “People are free to do what they want, if ‘dedicated’ ”.The ‘god’ in Satan’s ruse is Baal: productive, powerful but Person-less!Israel, fooled, dived (diva’d) into ‘Baal’s’ false self-security & purposesHow hard would Hosea’s calling be, as estranged father to ‘fallout kids’?Why did God choose this parallel?
    7. 7. 2. Your Sins Will Come Out (Hos. 2:2-5)1 [Hosea,] call your brothers, ‘My People’ and your sisters, ‘Compassion’.2 Rebuke your mother; rebuke her. For she is not My wife and I am nother husband. Let her remove the promiscuous look from her face andher adultery from between her breasts. 3 Otherwise, I will strip her nakedand expose her as she was on the day of her birth. I will make her like adesert and like a parched land, and I will let her die of thirst. 4 I will haveno compassion on her children because they are the children ofpromiscuity. 5 Yes, their mother is promiscuous; she conceived them andacted shamefully. For she thought, “I will go after my lovers, the menwho give me my food and water, my wool and flax, my oil and drink.”What are some fallouts to children of adulterers /prostitutes’ fakedlove?How should a loving spouse react to adultery in the house?Here Hosea announces God’s call for His children (as his own, literally)to confront their sins of bearing children for hire – faking ‘love’ for bread.Historically, children would ‘intervene on’ their mom, if she was so Vain.What is confession? Why is it vital to each man’s relationship to God?
    8. 8. 3. Redemption Carries a Price (Hos. 3:1-5) (HCSB)1 Then the LORD said to me, “Go again; show love to a woman who isloved by another man and is an adulteress, just as the LORD loves theIsraelites though they turn to other gods and love raisin cakes.” 2 So Ibought her for 15 shekels of silver and five bushels of barley. 3 I said toher, “You must live with me many days. Don’t be promiscuous or belongto any man, and I will act the same way toward you.” 4 For the Israelitesmust live many days without king or prince, without sacrifice or sacredpillar, and without ephod or household idols. 5 Afterward, the people ofIsrael will return and seek the LORD their God and David their king.They will come with awe to the LORD and to His goodness in the lastdays.:3 Why does God say just “a woman”?God sought Israel, though she was NOT faithful to Him(This foretold post-exile deafening silence until Christ would come...).Deafened Silence confronts apostate/ sleeping churches today (Rev.2-3)Then Christ, by God’s will, served Israel FIRST, to bring her back to HimWhat price was paid by Hosea? By Christ?This tells the future return of Israel to HIM, with true believers’ Love.
    9. 9. (Backups)
    10. 10. Background of Hosea..
    11. 11. 3. Redemption Carries a Price (Hos. 3:1-5)1 Then said the Lord to me, Go again, love a woman who is beloved of aparamour and is an adulteress, even as the Lord loves the children ofIsrael, though they turn to other gods and love cakes of raisins [in sacrificialfeasts of idol worship]. 2 So I bought her for 15 pieces of silver plus 1 1/2homers of barley [a slave]. 3 And I said to her, You shall be [betrothed] tome for many days; you shall not play the harlot, and you shall not belong toanother man. So will I also be to you [until you have proved your loyalty tome, and our marital relations may be resumed]. 4 For the children of Israelshall dwell and sit deprived many days, without king or prince, withoutsacrifice or [idolatrous] pillar, and without ephod or teraphim (householdgods). 5 Afterward shall the children of Israel return and seek the Lord theirGod, and [from the line of] David, their King [of kings]; and they shall comein [anxious] fear to the Lord & His goodness & good things in the latterdays.Why “a woman”? “No longer…” Yet God seeks her, even though she is as‘just another person’, un-committing to any relationship with Him.(This foretold post-exile deafening silence until Christ came...).Then Christ, by God’s will, served Israel FIRST, to bring her back to HimIt also foretells the future for Israel’s return to HIM. Deafened Silenceconfronts apostate/ sleeping churches today(Rev.2-3)

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