Betrayal can be deeply painful and can take many forms. Perhaps you’ve been betrayed by a friend, coworker, or family member. How did you feel? What would it take to forgive that hurt?
The book of Hosea explores the image of adultery, easily considered one of the most painful and intimate forms of betrayal. God Himself was betrayed by His chosen people, Israel. Though He was endlessly loving and faithful toward them, they rejected Him to follow their own ways and fashioned gods of their own imaginations. Yet still God proclaims, “I will heal their waywardness and love them freely” (Hosea 14:4).
In this two-week course, experience the heartbreaking reality of sin and the incredible grace of the God who restores.
In Hosea 1-3, meet the prophet Hosea and wonder at God’s command for Hosea to marry an adulterous woman. Journey with Hosea from humiliation and betrayal to miraculous love and redemption.
In Hosea 4-14, connect this story to the narrative of Israel. Like Gomer, Israel was unfaithful to God. But like Hosea, God displays His amazing compassion and restores His people to Himself.
Do you believe your sin is beyond redemption? Do you wonder if God can really forgive you?
This beautiful book displays God’s lavish love toward undeserving people. Through Hosea’s rich imagery and intimate promises, discover God’s heart for you, no matter what you’ve done or what path you’ve taken in life.
Develop a weekly routine and daily rhythm of engaging with the Bible.
Take time to develop a deeper understanding of the passage and consider how it applies to your everyday life.
Dig deeper into the text using purpose-made content from a network of trusted scholars.
Expand your grasp of each passage with Bible teaching and storytelling that offer additional insights and action points.
Ask questions and share what you're learning with fellow members in a weekly Group Gathering.