Don’t Settle for Dew

11. December 2006 Hosea 0
Text: Hosea 6:4-7 Theme: God’s measure of true love is faithfulness Key verses: “Your love is like the morning mist, like the early dew that disappears.” (v. 4b) “For I desire mercy, not sacrifice, and acknowledgment of God rather than burnt offerings. Like Adam, they have broken the covenant – they were unfaithful to me ...

Hope Rises

09. December 2006 Hosea 0
Text: Hosea 6:1-3 Theme: If we seek Him, He will certainly come and restore us. Key Verses: “…He has torn us to pieces but he will heal us.” (v. 1) “After two days He will revive us; on the third day he will restore us…” (v. 2) “Let us acknowledge the Lord; let us press ...

Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

08. December 2006 Hosea 0
Text: Hosea 5:13-15 Theme: Our pain and God’s silence can drive us to Him Key verses: “For I will be like a lion to Ephraim, like a great lion to Judah. I will tear them to pieces and go away; I will carry them off, with no one to rescue them. Then I will go back ...

Moving the Bounds Is Still Out of Bounds

30. November 2006 Hosea 0
Text: Hosea 5:8-11 Theme: Redefining God’s boundaries is dangerous Key verses: Judah’s leaders are like those who move boundary stones. I will pour out my wrath on them like a flood of water. Ephraim is oppressed, trampled in judgement, intent on pursuing idols. (v. 10-11) What God said to me: Dwayne, since Adam and Eve, ...

Even Google Couldn’t Find Him

29. November 2006 Hosea 0
Text: Hosea 5:4-7 Theme: Sin prevents access to God Key verses: Their deeds do not permit them to return to their to God. A spirit of prostitution is in their heart; they do not acknowledge the Lord. (v. 4) When they go…to seek the Lord, they will not find him; he has withdrawn himself from them. ...

Here’s Looking at You, Priests

27. November 2006 Hosea 0
Text: Hosea 5:1-5 Theme: Spiritual leaders have the highest responsibility and accountability Key verses: Hear this, you priests! Pay attention, you Israelites! Listen, O royal house! This judgement is against you. You have been a snare… (v. 1) I will discipline all of them. (v. 2) …Israel is corrupt. (v. 3b) What God said to me: Dwayne, ...

Stay Away from the Heifers!

21. November 2006 Hosea 0
Text: Hosea 4:15-19 Theme: We Must Reject Rebellious Influence Key Verses: Though you commit adultery, O Israel, let not Judah become guilty. (v.15) The Israelites are stubborn, like a stubborn heifer. How then can the Lord pasture them like lambs in a meadow? Ephraim is joined to idols; leave him alone! (v. 16-17) What God ...

Thank God for Men!

20. November 2006 Hosea 0
Text: Hosea 4:14 Theme: God holds men ultimately accountable. Key Verses: I will not punish your daughters when they turn to prostitution…because the men themselves consort with harlots and sacrifice with shrine prostitutes – a people without understanding will come to ruin! What God said to me: Dwayne, often you have been tempted to blame ...

Willful Ignorance Smarts

01. November 2006 Hosea 0
Text: Hosea 4:1-13 Theme: Destroyed from lack of Godly knowledge Key verses: “There is no faithfulness, no love, no acknowledgement of God in the land.” (v. 1b) “Because of this the land mourns, and all who live in it waste away; the beasts of the field and the birds…and the fish…are dying.” (v. 3) “But ...