Sunday, July 27, 2014

Sunday Sermon Outline: Hosea 6

“Divine Reasoning”
Hosea 6

Introduction: Hosea 5:12, 14; 2 Peter 3:9; Hosea 5:15

I.  The Divine Objective  vs. 1-3
     “[6:1]  Come, let us return to the LORD. For He has torn us, but He will heal us; He has wounded us, but He will bandage us. [2] He will revive us after two days; He will raise us up on the third day, that we may live before Him. [3] So let us know, let us press on to know the LORD. His going forth is as certain as the dawn; and He will come to us like the rain, like the spring rain watering the earth.”

Philippians 3:8

II. Divine Judgments  vs. 4-5
     “[4] What shall I do with you, O Ephraim? What shall I do with you, O Judah? For your loyalty is like a morning cloud and like the dew which goes away early. [5] Therefore I have hewn them in pieces by the prophets; I have slain them by the words of My mouth; and the judgments on you are like the light that goes forth.”

2 Chronicles 16:9; Psalm 135:14; 1 Samuel 2:9; Matthew 4:4; John 12:48; Revelation 2:16; Hebrews 4:12; Ephesians 4:11; 2 Corinthians 2:15-16

III.  Divine Delight  vs. 6-7
     “[6] For I delight in loyalty rather than sacrifice, and in the knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings. [7] But like Adam they have transgressed the covenant; there they have dealt treacherously against Me.”

1 Samuel 15:22; Proverbs 21:3; Matthew 9:12-13; Amos 5:21-24; Psalm 51:16-17; Mark 12:33; 1 John 5:20; Jeremiah 9:23-24; Genesis 2:16-17; 2 Peter 1:3; Jeremiah 23:14

IV. Divine Assessment  vs. 8-11
     “[8] Gilead is a city of wrongdoers, tracked with bloody footprints. [9] And as raiders wait for a man, so a band of priests murder on the way to Shechem; surely they have committed crime. [10] In the house of Israel I have seen a horrible thing; Ephraim's harlotry is there, Israel has defiled itself. [11] Also, O Judah, there is a harvest appointed for you, when I restore the fortunes of My people.”

Malachi 1:6-7; Colossians 2:8; Leviticus 5:3; 2 Corinthians 6:17-18; Hebrews 12:15; Titus 1:15; Hosea 8:7

Conclusion: Psalm 74:22-23


Sunday, July 20, 2014

Sunday Sermon Outline: Hosea 5

“Pronouncing Judgment”
Hosea 5

Introduction: Romans 15:4

I.   The Recipients of Judgment  v. 1
      “Hear this, O priests! Give heed, O house of Israel! Listen, O house of the king! For the judgment applies to you, for you have been a snare at Mizpah and a net spread out on Tabor.”

Genesis 31:43-53; Judges 4:12-16

II. The Grounds for Judgment  vs. 2-3
      “[2] The revolters have gone deep in depravity, but I will chastise all of them. [3] I know Ephraim, and Israel is not hidden from Me; for now, O Ephraim, you have played the harlot, Israel has defiled itself.”

Hebrews 4:13

III. The Necessity for Judgment  vs. 4-5
     “[4] Their deeds will not allow them to return to their God. For a spirit of harlotry is within them, and they do not know the LORD. [5] Moreover, the pride of Israel testifies against him, and Israel and Ephraim stumble in their iniquity; Judah also has stumbled with them.”

James 1:22; Hosea 4:12; 1 Timothy 4:1; 2 Corinthians 11:3

IV. The Surety of Judgment  vs. 6-10
     “[6] They will go with their flocks and herds to seek the LORD, but they will not find Him; He has withdrawn from them. [7] They have dealt treacherously against the LORD, for they have borne illegitimate children. Now the new moon will devour them with their land. [8] Blow the horn in Gibeah, The trumpet in Ramah. Sound an alarm at Beth-aven: “Behind you, Benjamin!” [9] Ephraim will become a desolation in the day of rebuke; among the tribes of Israel I declare what is sure. [10] The princes of Judah have become like those who move a boundary; on them I will pour out My wrath like water.”

2 Corinthians 5:10; 2 Peter 3:10; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-8; Acts 17:30-31; Hebrews 12:8

V.  The Illustrations of Judgment  vs. 11-15

     A. A Slow Judgment  vs. 11-12
     “[11] Ephraim is oppressed, crushed in judgment, because he was determined to follow man's command. [12] Therefore I am like a moth to Ephraim and like rottenness to the house of Judah.”

     B. An Incurable Judgment  v. 13
     “[13] When Ephraim saw his sickness, and Judah his wound, then Ephraim went to Assyria and sent to King Jareb. But he is unable to heal you, or to cure you of your wound.”

     C. A Savage Judgment  vs. 14-15
     “[14] For I will be like a lion to Ephraim and like a young lion to the house of Judah. I, even I, will tear to pieces and go away, I will carry away, and there will be none to deliver. [15] I will go away and return to My place until they acknowledge their guilt and seek My face; in their affliction they will earnestly seek Me.”

Mark 7:6-8; John 17:17; Romans 12:19; Hebrews 10:30; Galatians 6:7; Hebrews 10:26-27

Conclusion: Ezekiel 18:4; Romans 6:23; Galatians 6:7-8


Sunday, July 13, 2014

Sunday Sermon Outline: Hosea 4

“Sin in the Land”
Hosea 4

Introduction: Hosea 3:5; 1:2, 11; Ephesians 1:5

I.   The Iniquity of the People  vs. 1-5
      “Listen to the word of the LORD, O sons of Israel, For the LORD has a case against the inhabitants of the land, Because there is no faithfulness or kindness Or knowledge of God in the land. [2] There is swearing, deception, murder, stealing and adultery. They employ violence, so that bloodshed follows bloodshed. [3] Therefore the land mourns, And everyone who lives in it languishes Along with the beasts of the field and the birds of the sky, And also the fish of the sea disappear. [4] Yet let no one find fault, and let none offer reproof; For your people are like those who contend with the priest. [5] So you will stumble by day, And the prophet also will stumble with you by night; And I will destroy your mother.”

Hosea 9:3; Colossians 1:13; Titus 2:12; 2 Peter 2:13-15; Galatians 5:19-21; 6:7

II.  The Iniquity of the Priesthood  vs. 6-11
      “[6] My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being My priest. Since you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children. [7] The more they multiplied, the more they sinned against Me; I will change their glory into shame. [8] They feed on the sin of My people And direct their desire toward their iniquity. [9] And it will be, like people, like priest; So I will punish them for their ways And repay them for their deeds. [10] They will eat, but not have enough; They will play the harlot, but not increase, Because they have stopped giving heed to the LORD. [11] Harlotry, wine and new wine take away the understanding. ”

Jeremiah 5:30-31; 2 Timothy 4:3; Luke 16:14-15

III. The Idolatry of the Nation  vs. 12-14
      “[12] My people consult their wooden idol, and their diviner's wand informs them; For a spirit of harlotry has led them astray, and they have played the harlot, departing from their God. [13] They offer sacrifices on the tops of the mountains and burn incense on the hills, under oak, poplar and terebinth, because their shade is pleasant. Therefore your daughters play the harlot and your brides commit adultery. [14] I will not punish your daughters when they play the harlot or your brides when they commit adultery, for the men themselves go apart with harlots and offer sacrifices with temple prostitutes; so the people without understanding are ruined.”

1 Timothy 6:3-4; 1:7; 2 Timothy 3:13

IV. The Isolation of the Nation  vs. 15-19
      “[15] Though you, Israel, play the harlot, Do not let Judah become guilty; Also do not go to Gilgal, Or go up to Beth-aven And take the oath: “As the LORD lives!” [16] Since Israel is stubborn like a stubborn heifer, Can the LORD now pasture them like a lamb in a large field? [17] Ephraim is joined to idols; let him alone. [18] Their liquor gone, they play the harlot continually; their rulers dearly love shame. [19] The wind wraps them in its wings, and they will be ashamed because of their sacrifices.”

Matthew 15:14; Romans 16:17; 2 Timothy 3:5; Matthew 22:2-3; 1 Timothy 5:22; Philippians 3:18-19; Ephesians 5:7-8


Sunday, July 6, 2014

Sunday Sermon Outline: Hosea 3

The Adulterous Wife
Hosea 3

I.    The Purchase is Made  vs. 1-2
     “Then the LORD said to me, “Go again, love a woman who is loved by her husband, yet an adulteress, even as the LORD loves the sons of Israel, though they turn to other gods and love raisin cakes.” [2] So I bought her for myself for fifteen shekels of silver and a homer and a half of barley.”

Jeremiah 3:20; James 4:4; 2 Timothy 2:12-13

II. The Condition is Declared  v. 3
     “[3] Then I said to her, “You shall stay with me for many days. You shall not play the harlot, nor shall you have a man; so I will also be toward you.””

2 Corinthians 11:2; Ephesians 4:22; 1 Peter 1:7; Hebrews 10:26; Hosea 2:16; Revelation 19:7-8

III. The Waiting Begins  vs. 4-5
     “[4] For the sons of Israel will remain for many days without king or prince, without sacrifice or sacred pillar and without ephod or household idols. [5] Afterward the sons of Israel will return and seek the LORD their God and David their king; and they will come trembling to the LORD and to His goodness in the last days.”

Acts 2:17; 1 Samuel 8; Jeremiah 2:13; Acts 17:21; Revelation 3:17-19

Conclusion: Hosea 1:2; 3:1; 2:5, 10; Hosea 1:4-6, 9; 2:3, 6, 9-13; Hosea 2:14; 3:2
1 Corinthians 6:20; 1 Peter 1:18-19; Ephesians 5:27; Ephesians 2:12-13; Revelation 2:10; 14:4; 19:7