Sunday, August 3, 2014

Sunday Sermon Outline: Hosea 7

“Wrong Choices”
Hosea 7

I.  Living a Lie  vs. 1-7
     “When I would heal Israel, the iniquity of Ephraim is uncovered, and the evil deeds of Samaria, for they deal falsely; The thief enters in, bandits raid outside, [2] and they do not consider in their hearts that I remember all their wickedness. Now their deeds are all around them; they are before My face. [3] With their wickedness they make the king glad, and the princes with their l ies. [4] They are all adulterers, like an oven heated by the baker who ceases to stir up the fire from the kneading of the dough until it is leavened. [5] On the day of our king, the princes became sick with the heat of wine; He stretched out his hand with scoffers, [6] For their hearts are like an oven as they approach their plotting; their anger smolders all night, in the morning it burns like a flaming fire. [7] All of them are hot like an oven, and they consume their rulers; all their kings have fallen. None of them calls on Me.”

Matthew 15:14; Acts 5:29; Exodus 1:15-17; 1 Samuel 14:29; Daniel 3:18; 6:10; Acts 4:19-20; Matthew 23:37

II. Religious Tolerance  vs. 8-10
     “[8] Ephraim mixes himself with the nations; Ephraim has become a cake not turned. [9] Strangers devour his strength, yet he does not know it; Gray hairs also are sprinkled on him, yet he does not know it. [10] Though the pride of Israel testifies against him, yet they have not returned to the LORD their God, nor have they sought Him, for all this.”

Exodus 33:16; Malachi 2:11; 2 Corinthians 6:17-18; Psalm 106:35-36; John 15:19; Hebrews 11:13; 1 John 2:15; 1 Corinthians 15:33; 1 John 4:17; Hebrews 11:16; Matthew 13:20-21

III. Chasing Contemporary Trends  vs. 11-13
     “[11] So Ephraim has become like a silly dove, without sense; they call to Egypt, they go to Assyria. [12] When they go, I will spread My net over them; I will bring them down like the birds of the sky. I will chastise them in accordance with the proclamation to their assembly. [13] Woe to them, for they have strayed from Me! Destruction is theirs, for they have rebelled against Me! I would redeem them, but they speak lies against Me.”

Hosea 2:12; Matthew 23:10

IV. Incomplete Worship  vs. 14-16
     “[14] And they do not cry to Me from their heart when they wail on their beds; for the sake of grain and new wine they assemble themselves, they turn away from Me. [15] Although I trained and strengthened their arms, yet they devise evil against Me. [16] They turn, but not upward, they are like a deceitful bow; their princes will fall by the sword because of the insolence of their tongue. This will be their derision in the land of Egypt.”

John 4:23-24; Matthew 23:27-28

Conclusion: Joshua 24:15


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