Hosea 1 – The Gospel Story

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>Hosea: The Gospel Story

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A Sermon by Dr. Bob Griffin, Teaching Elder at Sovereign Grace Church

I. ACT ONE
A. CURTAIN IS RAISED

Hosea 1:1 The word of the Lord that came to Hosea, the son of Beeri, during the reigns of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah, and during the reign of Jeroboam II the son of Joash, king of Israel.
>>1. THE LIFE OF HOSEA
>>2. THE WORLD OF HOSEA

B. COMMAND GIVEN
Hosea 1:2-3a When the Lord first spoke through Hosea, the Lord said, “Go, marry a prostitute and have children by her, for like an adulterous wife this land is guilty of unfaithfulness by forsaking the Lord.” So he went and took Gomer, the daughter of Diblaim
>>1. IN THE ROLE OF “GOD”
>>2. IN THE ROLE OF “ISRAEL”

II. ACT TWO
A. CALL HIM “SCATTERED”

Hosea 1:3b-5 She conceived and bore him a son. And the Lord said to him, “Name him Scattered [Jezreel], for soon I will punish the house of Jehu for the bloodshed at Jezreel, and I will put an end to the kingdom of Israel. On that day I will break the bow of Israel in the Valley of Jezreel.”
>>1. JEZREEL
>>2. CONFIRM GOD’S PROMISE (II Kings 10-15)

B. CALL HER “NO MERCY” (no pity)
Hosea 1:6-7 She conceived again and bore a daughter. And the Lord said to Hosea, “Call her name No Mercy [Lo-ruhamah], for I will no longer have mercy on the house of Israel, to forgive them in any way. But I will have mercy on the house of Judah, and I will save them by the Lord their God, NOT by bow or by sword or by war or by horses or cavalry.”
>>1. JUDGMENT COMING (II Kg 18)
>>2. DESTRUCTION OF NORTHERN KINGDOM (II Kings 19)

C. CALL HIM “NOT MY PEOPLE”
Hosea 1:8-9 When she had weaned No Mercy [Lo-ruhamah], Gomer conceived and bore a son. Then the Lord said, “Call his name Not My People [Lo-ammi], for you are not my people, and I am not your God.”
>>1. REJECTING GOD
>>2. REJECTED BY GOD

III. ACT THREE
A. CONFIDENCE

Hosea 1:10-11a Yet the Israelis will be like the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured or counted. In the place where it was said to them, “You are not my people,” they will be called, “Children of the living God.” The people of Judah and people of Israel will be united as one and together choose one Leader.
>>1. UNNUMBERED
>>2. UNIFIED (Eph 2:13-16)

B. CHANGES
Hosea 1:11-2:1 And they shall go up from the land, for great shall be the day of Planting [Jezreel]. Proclaim to your brother “My people,” [Ammi] and to your sister, “Received mercy” [Ruhamah].
>>1. NEW MEANING: PLANTED
>>2. NEW MEANING: PEOPLE
>>3. NEW MEANING: PITIED


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