Blessings Christian Church in Hamilton Ontario Blessings Christian Church

Discovering Grace

Sermon on Hosea 14:1-9

Preacher: Pastor Hilmer Jagersma


This sermon was preached at Blessings Christian Church on Sunday May 13, 2018 by Pastor Hilmer Jagersma.
Pastor Hilmer Jagersma can be reached at pastorhilmer@blessingshamilton.ca. All rights reserved.


Unfailing Love to Unfaithful People

View more sermons from this series:

Discovering Grace
Hosea 14:1-9
A Prophet and a Prostitute
Hosea 1:1-11
Loving People God's Way
Hosea 3:1-5
A People Without Knowledge
Hosea 4:1-19
You Reap What You Sow
Hosea 8:1-14

Hosea 14:1-9

  Return, O Israel, to the LORD your God,
    for you have stumbled because of your iniquity.
  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.
  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.”
  I will heal their apostasy;
    I will love them freely,
    for my anger has turned from them.
  I will be like the dew to Israel;
    he shall blossom like the lily;
    he shall take root like the trees of Lebanon;
  his shoots shall spread out;
    his beauty shall be like the olive,
    and his fragrance like Lebanon.
  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.
  O Ephraim, what have I to do with idols?
    It is I who answer and look after you.
  I am like an evergreen cypress;
    from me comes your fruit.
  Whoever is wise, let him understand these things;
    whoever is discerning, let him know them;
  for the ways of the LORD are right,
    and the upright walk in them,
    but transgressors stumble in them.

(ESV)


Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.