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Love is a Verb, Hosea Part 8: Matt Woodburn

February 20, 2022 CHURCH. (Fort Wayne)
CHURCH.
Love is a Verb, Hosea Part 8: Matt Woodburn
Show Notes

Sermon Title: Love is a Verb. 

Hosea 6:6

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

The Love (11:1–4, 8–11; 12:3–5; 13:4–5; 14:4–7)

 In the past (11:1–4; 12:3–5; 13:4–5)

 Hosea 13:4-5

4 But I am the Lord your God
    from the land of Egypt;
you know no God but me,
    and besides me there is no savior.
5 It was I who knew you in the wilderness,
    in the land of drought;

 At the present (11:8–9)

 Hosea 11:8-9

8 How can I give you up, O Ephraim?
    How can I hand you over, O Israel?
How can I make you like Admah?

How can I treat you like Zeboiim?

My heart recoils within me;
    my compassion grows warm and tender.
9 I will not execute my burning anger;
    I will not again destroy Ephraim;
for I am God and not a man,
    the Holy One in your midst,
    and I will not come in wrath. 

 In the future (11:10–11; 14:4–7)

 Hosea 14:4-7

4 I will heal their apostasy;
    I will love them freely,
    for my anger has turned from them.
5 I will be like the dew to Israel;
    he shall blossom like the lily;
    he shall take root like the trees of Lebanon;

 6 his shoots shall spread out;
    his beauty shall be like the olive,
    and his fragrance like Lebanon.
7 They shall return and dwell beneath my shadow;
    they shall flourish like the grain;
they shall blossom like the vine;
    their fame shall be like the wine of Lebanon.

 Order of Salvation:

1.     Election (God’s choice for His people)

2.     The Gospel call (proclaiming the message of the Gospel)

3.     Regeneration (being born again) 

4.     Conversion (Faith and repentance)

5.     Justification (right legal standing)

6.     Adoption (membership in God’s family) 

7.     Sanctification (right conduct of life)

8.     Perseverance (remaining in Christ)

9.     Death (going to be with the Lord)

10.  Glorification (receiving a resurrection body).           (Systematic Theology, Wayne Grudem)

The Invitation (12:6; 14:1–3, 8–9)

 Realize your helplessness (14:3)

 Hosea 14:3

3 Assyria shall not save us;
    we will not ride on horses;
and we will say no more, ‘Our God,’
    to the work of our hands.
In you the orphan finds mercy.”

 Confess and forsake your sin (14:1–2, 8–9)

 Hosea 14:1-2

A Plea to Return to the Lord

14 Return, O Israel, to the Lord your God,
    for you have stumbled because of your iniquity.
2 Take with you words
    and return to the Lord;
say to him,
    “Take away all iniquity;
accept what is good,
    and we will pay with bulls
    the vows of our lips.

 Return to God (12:6)

Hosea 12:6

6 “So you, by the help of your God, return,
    hold fast to love and justice,
    and wait continually for your God.”

 Love is a Verb. 

Hosea 6:6

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