Episode 6: Hosea


Read Jeremiah 3:1-5 and v. 20, Isaiah 1:21, & Ezekiel 16:30-32

  • What is the common theme of these passages?
  • What is Israel doing that God is comparing them to an unfaithful wife/prostitute?

Read Hosea 1:1-2

  • How long has Hosea been a prophet in this verse?
  • Why do you think the Lord is telling him to marry a promiscuous woman?
  • How do you think Hosea felt about his first assignment as a prophet?

Read Hosea 1:3-9

  • What are some of the negative things Hosea has faced by following what God has told him? (Marriage, relationships, reputation, stress, etc.)
  • What parallels can you draw between Hosea and God?

Key Verse

Read Hosea 2:2-5

  • Is this passage about Gomer, Israel, or both?
  • In either scenario (Gomer or Israel), who are the children?
  • Does either relationship seem reconcilable?

Read Hosea 3:1-3, and v. 5

  • Why does Hosea pursue his wife?

Key Truth

  • Do you think Hosea had certain expectations for his marriage, family and children? And if so what were they?
  • Do you have certain expectations for your life?
  • Do you think our expectations can become idols?

Read Luke 14:25-33

  • What expectations may we have that conflict with this passage?
  • On a scale of basic/fundamental expectations to lofty/dream expectations, where would you rank the expectations in this passage?
  • What does that tell us about our other expectations?
  • How can we pray for you?

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