Contributed by Paul Green on Sep 18, 2009
Spurgeon - Throughout the book of Hosea there has been thunder: sometimes a low rumbling, as of a distant tempest, sometimes peal on peal, as of a storm immediately overhead. And now the tempest has gathered all its force. Here it culminates. You expect the bolt of heaven to destroy. But instead
Contributed by Todd Pugh on Jan 14, 2008
In 1853, Hosea Lewis became the “keeper of the light” on Lime Rock Island at Newport, Rhode Island, Lewis suffered a stroke four years later, at which time his teenage daughter Ida assumed responsibility for the light. Each day included cleaning the reflectors, trimming the wick, and filling the
Contributed by Johnny Wilson on Feb 12, 2009
HOSEA 2: LOW-DOWN PERSON
I was watching an old movie on television and I heard a line that I’d missed before. The villain of this comedy was talking on the phone and said something like: "Sure, I know what kind of low-down person would sue his own mother, but we’re not talking about me!" It
Contributed by Nathan Parker on Mar 10, 2007
Life Examples: Hosea: A Longing for Intimacy (Hos 11:8-9)
Without questioning God, Hosea obeyed Him and took the prostitute Gomer to be his wife. Though she wandered and repeatedly slipped into unfaithfulness, Hosea obeyed the Lord and did not cast her way.
The moving poetry of Hosea reveals the
Contributed by Dwight L. Moody on Jun 11, 2009
Strangers have devoured his strength - from Hosea 7:9
What gives spiritual weakness like allowed sin? It was so with Israel, it will ever be so with us. Yielding to unhallowed association (with) strangers devour our strength.
If you ever saw a cake not turned, baked only on one
Contributed by Sam Mccormick on Dec 15, 2016
There is no Old Testament story more fascinating than that of the prophet Hosea, who at commands of the Lord, acted out a parallel of God’s love, yet severe warnings for his unfaithful people, the kingdom of Israel. Contrary to every healthy instinct and cautionary impulse, Hosea was
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Sep 13, 2002
Because of a minor infraction, a shipmate of mine aboard the USS Reeves, bound for Japan, was busted one rank, fined and given extra duty for three weeks.
Looking forward to celebrating his 21st birthday on July 22, he consoled himself every night during his extra duty by
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 9, 2001
The pastor stood before the congregation and said "I have bad news, I have good
news, and I have more bad news." The congregation got quiet. "The bad news
is: the church needs a new roof!" the pastor said. The congregation groaned.
"The good news is: we have enough money for the new roof." A
Contributed by Lou Nicholes on May 27, 2005
I once talked with General Charles M. Duke, a former astronaut who went on the Apollo 16 mission to the moon. I asked, “Once you were there, weren’t you free to make your own decisions and carry out your own experiments. He smiled and said “Sure, if I didn’t want to return to earth!” He went on to
Contributed by Lou Nicholes on May 27, 2005
Thomas Jefferson founded the University of Virginia. The misbehavior of students led to a riot in which professors who tried to restore order were attacked. The following day a meeting was held between the university’s board, of which Jefferson was a member, and defiant students. Jefferson began by
Contributed by Tim Richards on Dec 1, 2004
In his book, When God Whispers Your Name, Max Lucado tells the story of John Egglen, who had never preached a sermon in his life before the Sunday morning when it snowed and the pastor wasn’t able to make it to the church. In fact, he was the only deacon to show up. He was not a preacher, but he
Contributed by Paul Wallace on Aug 24, 2007
Arthur Pink, a theologian from another generation, talks against those who preach about Jesus as a savior from hell rather than a savior from sin. He explained that there are many who are dangerously deceived by this, because there are many who desire to escape the flames of hell, but have no
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 19, 2009
J.C. PENNEY BORN AGAIN
The late great business man and entrepreneur, James Cash Penney (1875 - 1971), founder of the J.C. Penney stores, in his autobiography entitled "Fifty Years with the Golden Rule," tells of his being in the Battle Creek Sanitarium one night when he thought he was dying. He
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 8, 2009
THE BLIGHT OF SIN
Blight is a destructive plant disease that can infect any plant, even trees. Infected trees exhibit a blackening of the blooms, leaves and twigs, and the whole tree is eventually involved. The blight causes the tree to decay outwardly and the decay can eat all the way to the
Contributed by Troy Borst on Apr 25, 2013
THE GREATEST CAUSE OF ATHEISM
Brennan Manning: "The greatest single cause of atheism in the world today is Christians: who acknowledge Jesus with their lips, walk out the door, and deny Him by their
Contributed by Coz Von on Aug 27, 2017
The Davinci code will tell you that Jesus was married Mary.
is it so? NO, NO, AND - mil times NO – NOT!
But I want to show you that God did get married.
Blasphemy, you say, NOT SO, It’s irreverent, sacrilegious – and not true
But He really did! Hear me out.
Long, long ago in a land far far
Contributed by Pat Cook on May 16, 2005
The Bible is full of real and imperfect people. Noah was a drunk; Abraham was too old and a liar; Sarah laughed at God’s promises; Isaac was a daydreamer; Jacob was a liar; Leah was ugly. Joseph was abused; Moses had a stuttering problem and a short fuse; Miriam was a gossip; Gideon was afraid;
Contributed by Johnny Wilson on Mar 30, 2009
DOVES AND DIRECTION
God’s people in the northern kingdom were acting like a dove, quite senseless and flitting back and forth between Assyria and Egypt as their protector—in spite of the fact that Yahweh, God of Armies ("Lord of Hosts") wanted to be their shield and defender. This is a powerful
Contributed by Johnny Wilson on Mar 2, 2009
In Chicago’s elevated train stations, they hung phony owls from the ceilings of some of the stations to discourage the pigeons. I can remember seeing pigeons right up next to the owls, blithely ignoring them. Now, there are wire spikes everywhere the pigeons might roost up