Jesus Through the Word: Hosea

Monday October 30, 2017
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Week Twenty Five: Hosea
 
Outline
Symbolic Life (1-3)
Judgment on Israel (4-9:9)
Symbolic Images of Israel’s Story (9:10-14)
 
Themes
Israel’s Sin
No Faithfulness (4:1)
Idolatry (4:12-19) 
The Calf of Samaria (8:4-6)
Bad Fruit (9:10-17)
Bad Vine (10:1-10)
Bad Calf (10:11-15)
Bad Son (11:1-11)
 
Judgment 
Jezreel, No Mercy, Not My People (1) 
Crushed (5:11) 
Reap the Whirlwind (8:7-8)
“Cover Us, Fall on Us” (10:8)
Samaria will Bear Her Guilt (13:16)
 
Mercy
Jezreel, No Mercy, Not My People (2)
He Will Bind Us Up (6:1-2)
O Death, Where are Your Plagues (13:10)
I Will Heal Their Apostasy (14:4-7)
 
Where is Jesus?
Hosea the Husband (1-3 — Ephesians 5:31-32, Revelation 21:9-14)
True Sons and Daughters in Christ (1:10, 2:23 — Romans 9:25-26, 1 Peter 2:10)
Resurrection (6:1-2 — 1 Corinthians 15:4)
Faithful Obedience (6:6 — Matthew 9:13)
When Israel was a Child (11:1 — Matthew 2:15)
O Death (13:14 — 1 Corinthians 15:54-55)
Fruitfulness (14:4-7 — John 15)
 
What is this book about?
Israel has played the whore time and time again, and though necessary judgment is coming, Israel will be redeemed and brought home.
 
How does it point to Jesus?
Jesus is the faithful husband; Jesus is the faithful Son; Jesus is the true Israel, in whom we have become the true children of God.