October 8, 2017: The Voice of Hosea (Rob Cassell)

Sermon Notes:

And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.”                                                            Matthew 22: 34-40


Hosea and Amos
- Both spoke of a broken Covenant
Hosea 11:1
Amos 3:1
- Each had a different focus

Hosea’s Message
- Israel had forgotten what God had done
Hosea 11:3-4, 2:8
- Israel more focus on their own satisfaction
Hosea 13:4-5, 4:5
- God respond with love
Hosea 11:8-9

Hosea’s Call to us:
- The Call Out
- The Call In

For I desire steadfast love and not sacrifice,
    the knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings.

Hosea 6:6