Hosea 11 - NIV
God’s Love for Israel
God’s Love for Israel
“When Israel was a child, I loved him,
and out of Egypt I called my son.
It was I who taught Ephraim to walk,
taking them by the arms;
but they did not realize
it was I who healed them.
I led them with cords of human kindness,
with ties of love.
To them I was like one who lifts
a little child to the cheek,
and I bent down to feed them.
“Will they not return to Egypt
and will not Assyria rule over them
because they refuse to repent?
A sword will flash in their cities;
it will devour their false prophets
and put an end to their plans.
My people are determined to turn from me.
Even though they call me God Most High,
I will by no means exalt them.
“How can I give you up, Ephraim?
How can I hand you over, Israel?
How can I treat you like Admah?
How can I make you like Zeboyim?
My heart is changed within me;
all my compassion is aroused.
I will not carry out my fierce anger,
nor will I devastate Ephraim again.
For I am God, and not a man—
the Holy One among you.
I will not come against their cities.
They will follow the Lord;
he will roar like a lion.
When he roars,
his children will come trembling from the west.
They will come from Egypt,
trembling like sparrows,
from Assyria, fluttering like doves.
I will settle them in their homes,”
declares the Lord.
Sermons on Hosea 11
Contributed by J Jeffrey Smead on Jan 6, 2016
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Contributed by Gene Gregory on Jul 21, 2007
Descriptions of reasons people fall out of love with Jesus, with helps to restoring that love.
FALLING OUT OF LOVE WITH JESUS > Hosea 11:7 My people are bent on turning from Me. Though they call to Him on high, He will not exalt them at all. If you will think back a few months to when we studied the book of Revelation, you will remember that this book, this revelation was written by ...read more
Contributed by Jud Wilhite on Jun 27, 2007
We have to learn in our lives that God has always been there in our life. He will always be there as we move into the future.
Series: Beyond Boundaries Message #4: Love Beyond Boundaries By: Jud Wilhite School started this week. How many of you know someone who started school this week? What is this? Are the parents clapping? Yes, they are back to school! It was a really emotional week for us in our ...read more
Contributed by Chris Appleby on Feb 16, 2006
Throughout salvation history, God acts out his loving nature. He continues to call people out of ’Egypt’: out of fear, out of oppression, out of loneliness, out of meaninglessness, out of bondage of every kind. He never gives us up.
Sermon by Di Appleby Many of us have heard a parent’s anguish when talking about their teenager. Perhaps you were the teenager I am about to introduce to you. Perhaps you’re the parent. A 16 year old and the parent are engaged in constant battles. At this point in the story, she is barely ...read more
Contributed by Mike Parry on Nov 21, 2005
The Lion from Narnia and the Lion of Judah roar with a holy, loving, and winning roar.
“The Lion’s Roar” Lessons from Narnia FCC – November 20, 2005 Introduction: Today we are going to start a 3 week sermon series introducing Narnia. We are preaching these sermons in preparation for the release of the movie, “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe,” a classic allegory by C. S. ...read more