Saturday, August 23, 2014

Sunday Sermon Outline: Hosea 10

Hosea 10
“A Godly Assessment of Religion”

Introduction: 2 Peter 3:9; Revelation 2:4, 14, 20; Hebrews 6:7-8

I.   Self-Centered Religion  vs. 1-4
     “Israel is a luxuriant vine; he produces fruit for himself. The more his fruit, the more altars he made; the richer his land, the better he made the sacred pillars. [2] Their heart is faithless; now they must bear their guilt. The LORD will break down their altars and destroy their sacred pillars. [3] Surely now they will say, “We have no king, for we do not revere the LORD. As for the king, what can he do for us?” [4] They speak mere words, with worthless oaths they make covenants; and judgment sprouts like poisonous weeds in the furrows of the field.”

Luke 12:18-19; 2 Corinthians 5:15; Hosea 2:8; 8:11, 2; Matthew 6:24; Hosea 8:7; Genesis 11:9; Deuteronomy 18:12; Hosea 9:15; Revelation 18:4; Luke 6:46; Matthew 12:36-37

II. Self-Imposed Glory  vs. 5-8
     “[5] The inhabitants of Samaria will fear for the calf of Beth-aven. Indeed, its people will mourn for it, and its idolatrous priests will cry out over it, over its glory, since it has departed from it. [6] The thing itself will be carried to Assyria as tribute to King Jareb; Ephraim will be seized with shame and Israel will be ashamed of its own counsel. [7] Samaria will be cut off with her king like a stick on the surface of the water. [8] Also the high places of Aven, the sin of Israel, will be destroyed; thorn and thistle will grow on their altars; then they will say to the mountains, “Cover us!” And to the hills, “Fall on us!”” 

1 Kings 12:28; 2 Corinthians 11:2-3; Isaiah 2:19

III. Self-Deceived Behavior  vs. 9-11
     “[9] From the days of Gibeah you have sinned, O Israel; there they stand! Will not the battle against the sons of iniquity overtake them in Gibeah? [10] When it is My desire, I will chastise them; and the peoples will be gathered against them when they are bound for their double guilt. [11] Ephraim is a trained heifer that loves to thresh, but I will come over her fair neck with a yoke; I will harness Ephraim, Judah will plow, Jacob will harrow for himself.”

2 Peter 3:9; Deuteronomy 14:2; Romans 8:28

IV. Spirit-Prescribed Response  v. 12
     “[12] Sow with a view to righteousness, reap in accordance with kindness; break up your fallow ground, for it is time to seek the LORD until He comes to rain righteousness on you.”

Micah 6:8; Titus 2:12-13; 2 Corinthians 5:7; Matthew 13:19; 1 Timothy 6:14

V.  Spirit-Revealed Judgment  vs. 13-15
     “[13] You have plowed wickedness, you have reaped injustice, You have eaten the fruit of lies. Because you have trusted in your way, in your numerous warriors, [14] therefore a tumult will arise among your people, and all your fortresses will be destroyed, as Shalman destroyed Beth-arbel on the day of battle, when mothers were dashed in pieces with their children. [15] Thus it will be done to you at Bethel because of your great wickedness. At dawn the king of Israel will be completely cut off.”

Romans 12:3; Proverbs 14:12

Conclusion: Hebrews 10:31; 1 Timothy 4:1; Revelation 14:8; 18:2-8; Titus 1:9


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