Grumpy Old Men - Hosea
God loves you enough to discipline you and too much to discard you.
What’s one idea from the message that stood out to you? Why do you think it grabbed you?
How has your view of discipline changed over time?
Why is discipline important?
Read: Hosea 1:2-12, 2:6-8, 3:1, Romans, 5:6-8, Hebrews 12:7, 11
What have you been taught previously about God and discipline? Do these verses match that? Why or why not?
Is it difficult to reconcile the way God is with Hosea and his family with your view of God? Why or why not?
Do you find encouragement in these passages? Why or why not?
What does it mean to you that God’s love is unreasonable? What about that His love is tough and that His love is unconditional?
Do you believe these (His love is unreasonable, tough, and unconditional) to be true? Why or why not?
What has God done that makes you feel loved?
For the two principles presented last week (prophecy is more important for what it reveals about God than what it reveals about the future, and prophecy wasn’t necessarily written to us, but it was definitely preserved for us), what did Hosea’s words reveal about God and why were these words preserved for us?
Prayer: Pray that you receive discipline well and change in accordance to it.