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Part 2: Never Too Big

LISTEN TO THE SERMON:

 

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NEED TO KNOW:

OneLife Students Beach Camp – Registration Now Open!

Believe it or not, summer is only 4 months away! That means it’s time to start gearing up for our OneLife Students Beach Camp. This life-changing week allows students to get away, have some fun at the beach, and grow closer in their relationship with God. Registration is now open with early bird pricing – so visit beachcamp2018.com to register.

Start Here – for Elementary Kids & Parents

If you’re a parent of an elementary student and your child has been talking to you about their relationship with Jesus – or if you’re wanting to learn more about HOW to talk to your child about Jesus – then we have an event called “Start Here” that is the perfect next step for you. It’ll take place on Sunday, February 18 in the meeting room of your campus at 9am during the first service. To sign up go to onelifeknox.com/starthere.

Night of Worship, February 21

2018 is starting off to be one of the most exciting years in the history of our church. We want to celebrate all that God is doing and beg him to continue doing something so big that only He can get the credit. So on Wednesday night, February 21 at 6:30pm at each campus we’re going to do just that! Join us for a Night of Worship where we’ll experience music, prayer, communion, and a challenging message from Pastor Rodney. You don’t want to miss this!

Baptism

If you’ve given your life to Jesus, but haven’t gone public with your story through baptism, then it’s time to take that next step! Go to onelifeknox.com/baptism so that we can help you get started.


THINK IT OVER

Think back through Sunday’s message. What stuck out?

Key Scriptures:

Key Scriptures: Hosea 1:6-11

Bottom Line:

There is no unfaithfulness too big for God’s grace to redeem.

Key Notes:

 

  • God had a covenant agreement with Israel that He would be their God and they would be His people. All they had to do was obey!
  • Over the years, they would be on again, off again with their side of the agreement. So God chose prophets like Hosea to preach truth to them in hopes of bringing them back to Him.
  • Hosea’s message would be unique in that God would use his own marriage and family as an illustration of God’s relationship with Israel, in that Israel had acted like a prostitute in their relationship with God.
  • The basis of Israel’s unfaithfulness was idolatry. Idolatry is always the root of unfaithfulness!
  • When God seems absent, we have to remember that unfaithfulness is my choice.
  • But unfaithfulness doesn’t take God from me. Unfaithfulness takes me from God.
  • Even still, there is never unfaithfulness so big that God’s grace can’t redeem!

  • TALK IT OVER

    Start Talking – Get the Conversation Started!

    • Have you ever known someone who seemed able to fix anything that was broken?

    Start Thinking

    • Read Hosea 1:6-7. What was different about Judah compared to Israel (hint: look at the last line of verse 7!) Why did this allow God to protect Judah? Why couldn’t he show love and forgiveness to Israel?
    • Read Genesis 15:1-6 and then read Hosea 1:8-11. How was God reaffirming his original covenant in this promise to Hosea? How was this offering hope to Hosea, and how does it offer hope to you?

    Start Sharing

    • How do you think Hosea was feeling by the time this third child was born? How does this help you understand how God was feeling about the Israelites? How does it help you understand how He feels when we aren’t sold out to Him?
    • When have you experienced betrayal like Hosea – and God – are experiencing in this story? How does this help you relate to God?
    • In Hosea 1:10, his wife Gomer is still out betraying him and living far from him, just as Israel is still far from God. Yet God offers hope with the phrase, “Yet a time will come…” in the midst of all the unfaithfulness and brokenness. How does this offer you hope in the midst of your own brokenness?

    Start Doing

    • What can you do to be always faithful? What steps do you need to take to get rid of your idols that might lead you to unfaithfulness?
    • How would living an always faithful life impact the way you can share your story with people around you? How does not living always faithful prevent living on mission?

    Start Praying

    • Take some time to thank God that he offers hope in the midst of brokenness!
    • Confess to God the ways you have allowed something other than Jesus to be all that you need, and lead you to unfaithfulness.
    • Ask God to help you do what needs to be done to live an always faithful life!

    Start Digging

    • Genesis 15
    • 2 Kings 9 and 10

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