Pastor's Sunday School Class

An Unfaithful Bride (Hosea 2:1-23)

AN UNFAITHFUL BRIDE

HOSEA 2:1-23

I. SHE IS NOT MY WIFE (vs. 1-5)

    a. Who is this passage describing, Gomer or Israel? ________________________________________________

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    b. What is the emotion being expressed because of the unfaithfulness? ________________________________

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    c. Why is His wrath expressed even to the children? ________________________________________________

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    d. What reasons does ‘she’ say she took other lovers? ______________________________________________

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II. I WILL PUNISH HER (vs. 6-13)

    a. In what ways did He try to win back her affection? ______________________________________________

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    b. When this first effort fails what does He try next? _______________________________________________

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    c. In chasing after her lovers (idolatries) Who did Israel forget? ______________________________________

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III. HOPE REMAINS (vs. 14-23)

    a. Even after all the unfaithfulness the Husband pursues His wife. Why? _________________________________

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    b. How will He allure her? _____________________________________________________________________

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   c. Will she in that day respond as a wife to her Husband? ____________________________________________

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   d. When do you think this will take place? ________________________________________________________

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    e. In this day it will be said Ammi and Ruhamah. Why? _____________________________________________

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IV. APPLICATION: This Book reveals God’s heart and covenant love for His people. How does God feel when

people turn their backs on Him? ____________________________________. To what lengths does He go to reach

out to them and win them back? __________________________________________________________________

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