Blessings Christian Church in Hamilton Ontario Blessings Christian Church

Why am I so unhappy?

Sermon on Hosea 11:1-8

Preacher: Pastor Bill DeJong


This sermon was preached at Blessings Christian Church on Wednesday January 23, 2019 by Pastor Bill DeJong.
Pastor Bill DeJong can be reached at pastorbill@blessingshamilton.ca. All rights reserved.


Pastor, I Have a Question...

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Why am I so unhappy?
Hosea 11:1-8
Why do humans have rights?
Genesis 1:26-29
Is God Fair?
Revelation 15:1-8
How can I have faith?
Romans 10:17-17
What Does Baptism Mean?
Romans 6:1-7
Why Do We Baptize Babies?
Acts 2:38-39
Why do we Baptize Babies?
Colossians 2:11-12
What Does it Mean to be Born Again?
John 3:1-14
What Does it Mean for Jesus to be Our High Priest?
Hebrews 7:11-28
What does Christ's Resurrection Mean for Us?
Romans 6:5-11

Hosea 11:1-8

  When Israel was a child, I loved him,
    and out of Egypt I called my son.
  The more they were called,
    the more they went away;
  they kept sacrificing to the Baals
    and burning offerings to idols.
  Yet it was I who taught Ephraim to walk;
    I took them up by their arms,
    but they did not know that I healed them.
  I led them with cords of kindness,
    with the bands of love,
  and I became to them as one who eases the yoke on their jaws,
    and I bent down to them and fed them.
  They shall not return to the land of Egypt,
    but Assyria shall be their king,
    because they have refused to return to me.
  The sword shall rage against their cities,
    consume the bars of their gates,
    and devour them because of their own counsels.
  My people are bent on turning away from me,
    and though they call out to the Most High,
    he shall not raise them up at all.
  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.

(ESV)


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