Pastor's Sunday School Class

You Trusted In Your Own Way (Hosea 10:1-15)

YOU TRUSTED IN YOUR OWN WAY

HOSEA 10:1-15

I. THEY ARE HELD GUILTY (vs. 1-4)

    a. In the productiveness of their lands what has Israel done with her increase? _________________________________

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    b. What will God do to the places of idol worship they have embellished? ______________________________________

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    c. Not only have the people cast off God who else have they cast off? ________________________________________

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    d. Hemlock is a poison. What is verse 4 symbolically saying? ________________________________________________

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II. I WILL CHASTEN THEM (vs. 5-11)

    a. How upset were the people of Samaria - the ‘priests’ going to be because of the removal of the golden calf? _______

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    b. How does God accurately describe their situation? ______________________________________________________

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    c. God’s wrath being poured out on Ephraim starts ______________________________________and will continue until 

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    d. Why does God declare that Ephraim is a trained heifer that likes to tread out the grain? ________________________

    What will God have them do? _________________________________________________________________________

III. BREAK UP YOUR FALLOW GROUND (vs. 12-15)

    a. Continuing the plowing / sowing imagery what does God appeal to Israel to do? _____________________________

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    b. Instead what have they sown / reaped? _____________________________________________________________

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    c. Where has Israel placed her trust? __________________________________________________________________

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    d. Verse 14 likely refers to Shalmaneser V (2 Kings 17:3-5). What evil did he perpetrate against Israel? _____________

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    e. Why could Israel expect the same kind of treatment again? ______________________________________________
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(2 Kings 17:6-23)

IV. APPLICATION: Can people greedily pursue their own plans and ignore God even after He personally appeals to them? _________________________________________________________________________What is the hazard of doing this? ___________________________________________________________________________________________________

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