Hosea 1 - Those Darn Kids

Message Summary - Scandalous part 2 - February 20, 2011

Text: Hosea 1:1-2:1

God's Stubborn Discipline


In Hosea 1, Hosea had three kids - each one has a name that means something. His kids are Jezreel (God Sows/Scatters), Lo-Ruhamma (Not Loved), and Lo-Ammi (Not my people).

Why would God tell Hosea to name his kids these names? What does it say about Israel? What does it say about us?

This provocative message will discuss the names we are called, the names we have earned and how it affects us. It also discusses the incredible nature of God's patient - yet stubborn - discipline. Each child is one step down a discipline spiral for God.

The amazing thing is the surprise ending. A twist that you will not want to miss and will grip your soul with the incredible grace of a loving God. Scandalous!