Pastor's Sunday School Class

God's Love: Like A Father For His Son (Hosea 11: 1-12)

GOD’S LOVE: LIKE A FATHER FOR HIS SON

HOSEA 11:1-12

I. I LOVED HIM (vs. 1-4)

    a. What picture does this passage paint of God’s love? __________________________________________________

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    b. How did God view Israel during the time of the Exodus? ______________________________________________

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    c. How was verse 1 used in Matthew 2:15? ___________________________________________________________

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    d. For His every kindness how does Israel respond to God? ______________________________________________

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II. HOW CAN I GIVE YOU UP (vs. 5-9)

    a. How does verse 5 clarify all the previous references to going back to Egypt in Hosea? ______________________

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    b. What is significant in verses 5-6 about the word “because?” ___________________________________________

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    c. How is verse 7 like Mark 7:6, or Isaiah 29:13? ______________________________________________________

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    d. As sister cities to Sodom and Gomorrah (Genesis 14) what can you presume happened to Admah and Zeboiim?

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     e. Although they deserve destruction, why will God NOT destroy Ephraim? ________________________________

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III. THEN HIS SON’S WILL COME (vs. 10-12)

    a. What will happen when the Lord roars like a lion? ___________________________________________________

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    b. Because of His love what will the Lord let them do when they return to Him? _____________________________

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    c. Verse 12 is interesting in that it appears in the English translation to be an affirmation of Judah’s fidelity but is

    literally translated “is unruly against God.” How does this translation better fit with Hosea 5:5, and 12:2? ________

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IV. APPLICATION: God’s love is like a Father for His child. Knowing this tenderness, how should we respond to His

love? ___________________________________________________________________________________________

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