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.

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Agony of a Faithful God

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

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