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God's Love Never Quits

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September 19, 2019
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Turning Point with Dr. David Jeremiah

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God's Love Never Quits

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  • David Jeremiah: God could never love you more than he
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    • David Jeremiah: God could never love you more than he
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    • loves you at this very moment, and he could never love you less
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    • loves you at this very moment, and he could never love you less
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    • because God's love is not based upon what you do.
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    • because God's love is not based upon what you do.
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    • God's love is based upon who he is.
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    • God's love is based upon who he is.
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    • David: One of the misunderstandings about
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    • David: One of the misunderstandings about
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    • the love of God is that it works the way human love works.
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    • the love of God is that it works the way human love works.
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    • Actually, human love shouldn't even work this way, but that's
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    • Actually, human love shouldn't even work this way, but that's
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    • the way they look at it.
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    • the way they look at it.
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    • That if I do something wrong, I fall out of your favor.
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    • That if I do something wrong, I fall out of your favor.
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    • If I do something wrong, if I violate you in some way,
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    • If I do something wrong, if I violate you in some way,
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    • you stop loving me.
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    • you stop loving me.
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    • In genuine love between two human beings,
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    • In genuine love between two human beings,
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    • that isn't true, and it's never true with God.
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    • that isn't true, and it's never true with God.
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    • David: The Bible actually says God is love.
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    • David: The Bible actually says God is love.
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    • When you know that, you know, when you know somebody
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    • When you know that, you know, when you know somebody
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    • loves you, when you know God loves you,
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    • loves you, when you know God loves you,
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    • it makes all the difference.
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    • it makes all the difference.
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    • male announcer: Coming up on this episode of
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    • male announcer: Coming up on this episode of
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    • "Turning Point," Dr. Jeremiah will reveal
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    • "Turning Point," Dr. Jeremiah will reveal
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    • something you may be missing about God's love in his series
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    • something you may be missing about God's love in his series
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    • "God Loves You ."
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    • "God Loves You ."
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    • David: God does not love us because of what is in us.
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    • David: God does not love us because of what is in us.
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    • He doesn't love us because of what we do or don't do.
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    • He doesn't love us because of what we do or don't do.
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    • God loves us because he is love, and it is his nature to love us.
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    • God loves us because he is love, and it is his nature to love us.
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    • announcer: That's just ahead on "Turning Point ."
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    • announcer: That's just ahead on "Turning Point ."
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    • announcer: Discover what you could be missing
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    • announcer: Discover what you could be missing
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    • about God's love in Dr. David Jeremiah's book,
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    • about God's love in Dr. David Jeremiah's book,
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    • "God Loves You ."
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    • "God Loves You ."
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    • Inside, Dr. Jeremiah explains how the profound truth
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    • Inside, Dr. Jeremiah explains how the profound truth
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    • of God's love can transform the way you live.
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    • of God's love can transform the way you live.
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    • As you read, you'll uncover ten features of God's love
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    • As you read, you'll uncover ten features of God's love
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    • that you may have never fully understood before.
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    • that you may have never fully understood before.
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    • He answers questions like, "If God loves us,
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    • He answers questions like, "If God loves us,
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    • how can he allow pain and suffering in the world ?"
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    • how can he allow pain and suffering in the world ?"
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    • "Can we ever lose God's love ?"
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    • "Can we ever lose God's love ?"
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    • And, "How can a loving God give seemingly prohibitive rules,
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    • And, "How can a loving God give seemingly prohibitive rules,
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    • and send people to hell ?"
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    • and send people to hell ?"
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    • "God Loves You" is yours as a thank you
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    • "God Loves You" is yours as a thank you
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    • when you give a gift of any amount in support
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    • when you give a gift of any amount in support
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    • of this program.
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    • of this program.
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    • And if you support "Turning Point"
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    • And if you support "Turning Point"
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    • with a gift of $60 or more, Dr. Jeremiah will send you
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    • with a gift of $60 or more, Dr. Jeremiah will send you
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    • the "God Loves You" set, which includes
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    • the "God Loves You" set, which includes
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    • the "God Loves You" book, and the DVD album
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    • the "God Loves You" book, and the DVD album
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    • containing Dr. Jeremiah's complete teaching series.
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    • containing Dr. Jeremiah's complete teaching series.
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    • You'll also be able to follow along with
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    • You'll also be able to follow along with
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    • Dr. Jeremiah's teaching using the "God Loves You" study guide,
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    • Dr. Jeremiah's teaching using the "God Loves You" study guide,
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    • newly redesigned to include personal and group questions,
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    • newly redesigned to include personal and group questions,
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    • plus a leader's guide.
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    • plus a leader's guide.
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    • Also included in this set is the "Love Changes Everything"
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    • Also included in this set is the "Love Changes Everything"
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    • bookmark to remind you each day to be owned by God's love,
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    • bookmark to remind you each day to be owned by God's love,
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    • and to be known for your love as a believer.
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    • and to be known for your love as a believer.
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    • Experience how God's love changes everything.
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    • Experience how God's love changes everything.
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    • Order these resources when you support the ministry
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    • Order these resources when you support the ministry
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    • of "Turning Point ."
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    • of "Turning Point ."
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    • Contact us today.
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    • Contact us today.
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    • David: During this series, I have received emails
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    • David: During this series, I have received emails
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    • from some of our congregants, people who have written to me
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    • from some of our congregants, people who have written to me
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    • of their struggles to believe in their heart of hearts
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    • of their struggles to believe in their heart of hearts
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    • that God really does love them.
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    • that God really does love them.
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    • You'd be surprised at some of these people.
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    • You'd be surprised at some of these people.
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    • But you see, we've all discovered that it's a lot
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    • But you see, we've all discovered that it's a lot
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    • easier to get love right theologically than it is
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    • easier to get love right theologically than it is
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    • to get it right experientially and emotionally.
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    • to get it right experientially and emotionally.
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    • It seems to me there are two times when,
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    • It seems to me there are two times when,
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    • as believers, we are most prone to doubt God's love.
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    • as believers, we are most prone to doubt God's love.
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    • First, when evil things happen to us that we weren't expecting,
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    • First, when evil things happen to us that we weren't expecting,
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    • and secondly, when we do evil things ourselves.
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    • and secondly, when we do evil things ourselves.
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    • Both of those occasions are because of our inaccurate
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    • Both of those occasions are because of our inaccurate
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    • perception of who God is.
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    • perception of who God is.
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    • First of all, if we feel we are not loved because evil things
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    • First of all, if we feel we are not loved because evil things
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    • happen to us, we often say, "Why me, why now, why this?"
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    • happen to us, we often say, "Why me, why now, why this?"
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    • We are not understanding that the Bible never does, nor does
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    • We are not understanding that the Bible never does, nor does
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    • God, ever guarantee us that we will not be touched by evil.
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    • God, ever guarantee us that we will not be touched by evil.
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    • We live in an evil world.
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    • We live in an evil world.
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    • People used to ask me all the time, "How did you get cancer?
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    • People used to ask me all the time, "How did you get cancer?
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    • You're a pastor."
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    • You're a pastor."
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    • And I said, "Cancer's a human condition,
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    • And I said, "Cancer's a human condition,
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    • it just happens to everybody.
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    • it just happens to everybody.
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    • It has nothing to do with that.
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    • God loves us because he is love, and it is his nature to love us.
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    • As you can see, the message of the Bible is the message of
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    • God's never-ending love.
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    • Let me say it again, God loves you, he always has,
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    • and he always will.
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    • One of the greatest stories about that is found
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    • in that little Book of Hosea.
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    • It's an unlikely place to find a love story, but it may be
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    • the greatest love story of the Old Testament.
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    • the greatest love story of the Old Testament.
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    • Let me tell you about this book.
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    • Let me tell you about this book.
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    • Hosea was a prophet.
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    • That means, to all of us in this culture, he was a preacher.
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    • That's what this book is about.
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    • His covenant was like a marriage.
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    • they said to each other, "I do."
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    • Read those comments in the Bible, and it's really amazing
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    • "All that you have said, we will do."
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    • But now, all of that has fallen apart.
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    • But now, all of that has fallen apart.
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    • Six hundred years have gone by since Israel was married to God.
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    • Six hundred years have gone by since Israel was married to God.
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    • And over the years, the disloyalty continued to grow,
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    • And over the years, the disloyalty continued to grow,
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    • until finally, during Hosea's preaching,
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    • it hit the tipping point.
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    • And here in the Book of Hosea, God commissions his prophet
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    • And here in the Book of Hosea, God commissions his prophet
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    • to show Israel that she had been consistently disloyal to him,
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    • to show Israel that she had been consistently disloyal to him,
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    • even though he had been faithful to them.
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    • even though he had been faithful to them.
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    • But here's the point that you must not miss.
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    • But here's the point that you must not miss.
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    • God primarily wanted Hosea to say to Israel,
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    • God primarily wanted Hosea to say to Israel,
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    • "No matter what you've done, no matter how far you've fallen
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    • "No matter what you've done, no matter how far you've fallen
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    • from grace, no matter what you've done to be disloyal
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    • from grace, no matter what you've done to be disloyal
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    • to me, I want you to know something very important.
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    • to me, I want you to know something very important.
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    • I will never quit loving you."
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    • I will never quit loving you."
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    • So, God decided to bring this message to Israel in
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    • So, God decided to bring this message to Israel in
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    • a very unique and strange way.
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    • a very unique and strange way.
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    • What I'm about to tell you is almost like, "Oh, I can't
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    • What I'm about to tell you is almost like, "Oh, I can't
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    • believe this is in the Bible."
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    • believe this is in the Bible."
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    • Because in the very first chapter of Hosea,
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    • Because in the very first chapter of Hosea,
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    • in the second verse, we read these words,
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    • in the second verse, we read these words,
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    • look at your Bible.
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    • look at your Bible.
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    • "When the Lord began to speak by Hosea, the Lord said to Hosea,
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    • "When the Lord began to speak by Hosea, the Lord said to Hosea,
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    • 'Go, take yourself a wife of harlotry and children
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    • 'Go, take yourself a wife of harlotry and children
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    • of harlotry, for the land has committed great harlotry
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    • of harlotry, for the land has committed great harlotry
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    • by departing from the Lord.'"
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    • by departing from the Lord.'"
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    • God told his prophet to go marry a woman
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    • God told his prophet to go marry a woman
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    • who would become disloyal and immoral,
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    • who would become disloyal and immoral,
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    • and who would become literally a prostitute.
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    • and who would become literally a prostitute.
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    • God told him to go marry this woman.
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    • God told him to go marry this woman.
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    • By the name, her name was Gomer.
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    • By the name, her name was Gomer.
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    • I can hardly get past that name because all I can think about
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    • I can hardly get past that name because all I can think about
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    • is Gomer Pyle, you know?
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    • is Gomer Pyle, you know?
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    • I guess in the Old Testament, that would have been a--but I
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    • I guess in the Old Testament, that would have been a--but I
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    • don't know anybody--I don't know any women named Gomer,
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    • don't know anybody--I don't know any women named Gomer,
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    • I sure don't.
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    • I sure don't.
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    • But that was the name of his wife, so the Bible says Hosea
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    • But that was the name of his wife, so the Bible says Hosea
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    • went and he married Gomer.
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    • went and he married Gomer.
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    • And God said to Hosea, "I want you to love her."
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    • And God said to Hosea, "I want you to love her."
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    • With extraordinary emphasis, he repeats it, "Love her even
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    • With extraordinary emphasis, he repeats it, "Love her even
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    • though she's an adulteress.
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    • Love her as the Lord loves the Israelites, even though
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    • Love her as the Lord loves the Israelites, even though
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    • they commit adultery too by their devotion to idols."
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    • they commit adultery too by their devotion to idols."
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    • So, the heartbreak and the trauma of this torturous
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    • So, the heartbreak and the trauma of this torturous
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    • marriage becomes the kind of dramatized prophecy from Hosea.
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    • marriage becomes the kind of dramatized prophecy from Hosea.
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    • So, through this book, you have all that's going on between God
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    • So, through this book, you have all that's going on between God
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    • and Israel, and at the same time what's going on between
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    • and Israel, and at the same time what's going on between
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    • Hosea and his unfaithful wife.
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    • Hosea and his unfaithful wife.
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    • And the unfaithful wife's story is a picture of what it's like
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    • And the unfaithful wife's story is a picture of what it's like
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    • for God when his people are unfaithful to him.
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    • for God when his people are unfaithful to him.
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    • And even though Israel didn't respond to Hosea's message, and
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    • And even though Israel didn't respond to Hosea's message, and
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    • God had allowed the covenant curses to run their course,
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    • God had allowed the covenant curses to run their course,
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    • God wanted Hosea to say to his people,
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    • God wanted Hosea to say to his people,
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    • hard as this is to believe, "I haven't given up on you.
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    • hard as this is to believe, "I haven't given up on you.
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    • I'm not finished with you."
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    • I'm not finished with you."
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    • In fact, he said, "There's going to be a day in the future, after
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    • In fact, he said, "There's going to be a day in the future, after
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    • you experience some of the things that come as the result
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    • you experience some of the things that come as the result
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    • of your sin, there's going to be a day in the future
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    • of your sin, there's going to be a day in the future
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    • when we'll get back together."
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    • when we'll get back together."
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    • Listen to these words from Hosea 2,
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    • Listen to these words from Hosea 2,
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    • "'And it shall be in that day,' says the Lord, 'that you will
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    • "'And it shall be in that day,' says the Lord, 'that you will
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    • call me "my husband."
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    • call me "my husband."
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    • In that day, I will betroth you to me forever.
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    • In that day, I will betroth you to me forever.
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    • I will betroth you to me in righteousness and justice,
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    • I will betroth you to me in righteousness and justice,
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    • in lovingkindness and mercy.
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    • in lovingkindness and mercy.
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    • I will betroth you to me in faithfulness,
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    • I will betroth you to me in faithfulness,
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    • and you shall know the Lord.'"
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    • and you shall know the Lord.'"
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    • Now, look up here for a moment, folks.
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    • Now, look up here for a moment, folks.
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    • What kind of love endures the unfaithfulness
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    • What kind of love endures the unfaithfulness
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    • of a covenant partner, and yet remains loyal forever?
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    • of a covenant partner, and yet remains loyal forever?
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    • It's God love, that's what it is.
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    • It's God love, that's what it is.
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    • It's the kind of loyal love that God extended to Israel
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    • It's the kind of loyal love that God extended to Israel
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    • in spite of her disloyalty.
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    • in spite of her disloyalty.
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    • The story of that love is told by Hosea in the 11th chapter
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    • The story of that love is told by Hosea in the 11th chapter
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    • of his prophecy, so turn over there.
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    • of his prophecy, so turn over there.
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    • This is, in my estimation, one of the great chapters
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    • This is, in my estimation, one of the great chapters
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    • of the Old Testament, Hosea chapter 11.
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    • of the Old Testament, Hosea chapter 11.
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    • And if you have your Bible, I'd really like for you to see
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    • And if you have your Bible, I'd really like for you to see
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    • this in the Scripture.
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    • this in the Scripture.
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    • I want you to see how this all is laid out in this chapter.
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    • I want you to see how this all is laid out in this chapter.
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    • The story of love that is told by Hosea is an interesting story
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    • The story of love that is told by Hosea is an interesting story
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    • that comes in several sections.
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    • that comes in several sections.
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    • The first part of Hosea 11 tells us about the commitment
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    • The first part of Hosea 11 tells us about the commitment
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    • of God's love for his people, just look down at the text.
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    • of God's love for his people, just look down at the text.
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    • It says, first of all, that he loved Israel
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    • It says, first of all, that he loved Israel
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    • like a father loves his son.
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    • Notice verse 1, "When Israel was a child,"
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    • Notice verse 1, "When Israel was a child,"
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    • when the nation of Israel was a child,
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    • "I loved him, and out of Egypt I called my son,
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    • and I taught Ephraim to walk, taking them by their arms."
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    • Now, what this is a reference to is when Israel was in slavery
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    • Now, what this is a reference to is when Israel was in slavery
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    • in Egypt.
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    • And remember, they were slaves to the Egyptians
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    • for over 400 years, and then the Exodus came.
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    • for over 400 years, and then the Exodus came.
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    • God raised up Moses, and Moses came and said,
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    • "Let my people go."
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    • And God, after a period of time, led the children of Israel
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    • And God, after a period of time, led the children of Israel
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    • out of Egypt.
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    • And the Bible says it was like they were a little child,
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    • And the Bible says it was like they were a little child,
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    • and like he was leading them like a little son away from
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    • the danger of the Egyptians, that he watched over them like
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    • the danger of the Egyptians, that he watched over them like
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    • a father watches over a son.
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    • It actually says that he taught them to walk as a nation, and
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    • It actually says that he taught them to walk as a nation, and
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    • he carried them in his arms like a father would carry a child.
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    • he carried them in his arms like a father would carry a child.
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    • If you go back and study that period in history, you'll see
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    • If you go back and study that period in history, you'll see
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    • that's exactly what happened.
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    • that's exactly what happened.
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    • God loved Israel like a father loved a son.
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    • God loved Israel like a father loved a son.
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    • And secondly, he loved them as a husband loves his wife.
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    • And secondly, he loved them as a husband loves his wife.
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    • Notice verse 4, "I drew them with gentle cords
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    • Notice verse 4, "I drew them with gentle cords
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    • and with bands of love."
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    • Hosea knew what this was all about because that's exactly
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    • Hosea knew what this was all about because that's exactly
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    • what he had done for Gomer.
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    • When she would fail and be disloyal and adulterous,
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    • he would still go get her and coax her back, and bring her
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    • he would still go get her and coax her back, and bring her
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    • back into the arms of his love.
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    • And thirdly, he loved as a father, and as a husband,
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    • And thirdly, he loved as a father, and as a husband,
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    • and then it says he loved as a shepherd.
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    • and then it says he loved as a shepherd.
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    • Verse 4 says, "I was to them as those who take
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    • Verse 4 says, "I was to them as those who take
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    • the yoke from their neck.
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    • I stooped down and I fed them."
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    • And I believe this is in reference to what God did
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    • And I believe this is in reference to what God did
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    • for the people of Israel when they were in the wilderness,
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    • for the people of Israel when they were in the wilderness,
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    • remember?
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    • remember?
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    • Do you know why they were in the wilderness?
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    • Do you know why they were in the wilderness?
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    • Because if they'd gone straight out of Egypt, they'd have been
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    • right in the military zone of all of the toughest people in
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    • right in the military zone of all of the toughest people in
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    • Canaan, and they wouldn't have lasted because they were
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    • not prepared militarily.
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    • So, God took them around these nations, but it involved them
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    • So, God took them around these nations, but it involved them
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    • being in the--in the wilderness for many years.
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    • And how many of you know no food grows in the wilderness?
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    • And how many of you know no food grows in the wilderness?
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    • So, God had this convenient little thing he worked out
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    • So, God had this convenient little thing he worked out
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    • for them.
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    • Every day, they'd walk out, and outside of their tent would be
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    • the--would be the food for the day, manna and quail.
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    • And I've often laughed because the word "manna" means,
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    • "What is it?"
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    • So, every morning, they'd walk outside of their tent, and God
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    • would drop down the food from heaven, and they would walk out
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    • would drop down the food from heaven, and they would walk out
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    • and say, "Oh, what is it?"
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    • Have you ever said that to your wife when she puts it
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    • on the table?
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    • I wouldn't suggest it.
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    • The Bible says that God so loved his people Israel that
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    • The Bible says that God so loved his people Israel that
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    • he brought them out like a father with a child.
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    • He embraced them as a husband with his wife.
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    • And then like a shepherd, he just led them through and
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    • cared for all of their needs.
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    • These are endearing words, and these words are basically
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    • a soliloquy from God.
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    • a soliloquy from God.
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    • Do you know what I mean by that?
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    • This is God speaking to no one in person,
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    • but to all of us together.
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    • This is--the 11th chapter is God's soliloquy on his love
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    • This is--the 11th chapter is God's soliloquy on his love
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    • for Israel and for us.
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    • He's laying the foundation, he's saying,
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    • "I want you to know, first of all,
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    • how much I loved Israel," the commitment of God's love.
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    • how much I loved Israel," the commitment of God's love.
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    • Now, notice the contempt for God's love.
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    • Now, notice the contempt for God's love.
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    • It says in verse 2, "And they called them,
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    • and they went from them, and they sacrificed to Baals,
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    • and they burned incense to carved images."
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    • Verse 3, "And they did not
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    • even know that I was the one who had healed them."
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    • They didn't even know what I had done for them.
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    • And verse 7 says, "My people are bent
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    • And verse 7 says, "My people are bent
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    • on backsliding form me.
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    • on backsliding form me.
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    • Though they call to the Most High,
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    • none at all exalt him."
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    • God said, "My people that I have loved as a father, as a husband,
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    • as a shepherd, my people are bent on backsliding from me,
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    • as a shepherd, my people are bent on backsliding from me,
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    • and they don't even have any clue what it is that
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    • I have done for them."
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    • I have done for them."
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    • How many of you know, as God's people, it's real easy
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    • How many of you know, as God's people, it's real easy
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    • for us to get what God has done for us out of whack?
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    • for us to get what God has done for us out of whack?
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    • We are so blessed, sometimes we complain, and I feel like when
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    • We are so blessed, sometimes we complain, and I feel like when
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    • we do that, we really shouldn't because our worst day is better
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    • we do that, we really shouldn't because our worst day is better
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    • than the best day most people have around the world.
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    • than the best day most people have around the world.
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    • The people of Israel did not know what God had done, or
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    • The people of Israel did not know what God had done, or
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    • at least they had pushed it into the background, and they kept
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    • at least they had pushed it into the background, and they kept
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    • violating everything they knew that was dear to God's heart.
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    • violating everything they knew that was dear to God's heart.
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    • Verses 5 and 6, he says, "But the Assyrians
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    • shall be their king, because they refuse to repent.
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    • shall be their king, because they refuse to repent.
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    • And the sword shall slash in their cities, devour the
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    • And the sword shall slash in their cities, devour the
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    • districts, and consume them, because of their own counsels."
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    • Actually, the Assyrians did become their king.
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    • Actually, the Assyrians did become their king.
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    • But what is going on here is that God is responding
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    • But what is going on here is that God is responding
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    • in a way that we understand.
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    • in a way that we understand.
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    • God is saying, "For what they have done,
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    • God is saying, "For what they have done,
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    • here's what they deserve."
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    • here's what they deserve."
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    • But it's apparent, as you read this soliloquy
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    • But it's apparent, as you read this soliloquy
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    • in the 11th chapter, that God cannot endure
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    • in the 11th chapter, that God cannot endure
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    • the thought of the final judgment of his people.
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    • the thought of the final judgment of his people.
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    • And so, we see his compassion in verses 8 and 9.
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    • And so, we see his compassion in verses 8 and 9.
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    • And I have to tell you this, I don't usually get this
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    • And I have to tell you this, I don't usually get this
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    • vulnerable in the pulpit.
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    • vulnerable in the pulpit.
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    • I have found myself in tears on more than one occasion this week
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    • I have found myself in tears on more than one occasion this week
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    • just reading these verses, reading them with understanding
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    • just reading these verses, reading them with understanding
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    • of what they meant in that moment,
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    • of what they meant in that moment,
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    • and what they mean to us today.
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    • and what they mean to us today.
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    • Here is God so violated by the disloyalty of his people, and in
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    • Here is God so violated by the disloyalty of his people, and in
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    • every right to obliterate them from the face of the earth,
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    • every right to obliterate them from the face of the earth,
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    • and we read these words, "How shall I give you up,
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    • and we read these words, "How shall I give you up,
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    • Ephraim?
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    • Ephraim?
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    • How shall I cast you off, Israel?
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    • How shall I cast you off, Israel?
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    • How shall I make thee as Admah?
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    • How shall I make thee as Admah?
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    • How shall I make thee as Zeboiim?
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    • How shall I make thee as Zeboiim?
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    • My heart churns within me; my sympathy is stirred.
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    • My heart churns within me; my sympathy is stirred.
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    • I will not execute the fierceness of my anger; I will
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    • I will not execute the fierceness of my anger; I will
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    • not again destroy Ephraim.
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    • not again destroy Ephraim.
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    • For I am God, and not man, the holy one in your midst; and
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    • For I am God, and not man, the holy one in your midst; and
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    • I will not come with terror."
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    • I will not come with terror."
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    • In these words of Hosea, there are four questions.
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    • In these words of Hosea, there are four questions.
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    • "How shall I give you up, Ephraim?
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    • "How shall I give you up, Ephraim?
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    • How shall I give you up, Israel?
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    • How shall I give you up, Israel?
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    • How shall I make you as Admah and Zeboiim?"
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    • How shall I make you as Admah and Zeboiim?"
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    • Those two cities were cities on the plains next to
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    • Those two cities were cities on the plains next to
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    • Sodom and Gomorrah.
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    • Sodom and Gomorrah.
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    • In other words, God is saying, "How can I destroy you like
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    • In other words, God is saying, "How can I destroy you like
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    • I destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah?"
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    • I destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah?"
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    • Then comes the great answer from God,
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    • Then comes the great answer from God,
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    • "My heart is turned within me, and my compassions
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    • "My heart is turned within me, and my compassions
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    • are kindled together."
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    • This is amazing.
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    • This is amazing.
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    • How can you love someone who throws your love back
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    • How can you love someone who throws your love back
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    • in your face?
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    • And yet, this is what God is doing.
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    • And yet, this is what God is doing.
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    • He just will not quit loving his people.
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    • He just will not quit loving his people.
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    • And this is the amazing thing.
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    • And this is the amazing thing.
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    • Because of what God is, he sees us, he sees our possibilities,
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    • Because of what God is, he sees us, he sees our possibilities,
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    • and in spite of all of our backsliding, in spite of all of
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    • and in spite of all of our backsliding, in spite of all of
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    • our disobedience, in spite of the fact that we have contempt
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    • our disobedience, in spite of the fact that we have contempt
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    • sometimes for his love, we hear him saying,
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    • "I cannot give you up.
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    • "I cannot give you up.
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    • I will not, I will not, I will not."
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    • I will not, I will not, I will not."
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    • The commitment of God's love, and the contempt of it, and the
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    • The commitment of God's love, and the contempt of it, and the
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    • compassion of it, and finally the consummation of it.
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    • compassion of it, and finally the consummation of it.
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    • Verse 9, this is God's decision.
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    • Verse 9, this is God's decision.
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    • "I will not execute the fierceness of my anger; I will
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    • "I will not execute the fierceness of my anger; I will
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    • not again destroy Ephraim.
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    • not again destroy Ephraim.
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    • I am God, and not man, the holy one in your midst; and
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    • I am God, and not man, the holy one in your midst; and
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    • I will not come with terror."
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    • I will not come with terror."
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    • You say, "Pastor Jeremiah, how can God do this?
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    • You say, "Pastor Jeremiah, how can God do this?
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    • How can God just not respond to the disobedience of his people?"
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    • How can God just not respond to the disobedience of his people?"
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    • Here we have God's justice being defied.
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    • Here we have God's justice being defied.
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    • And here we have God's love being expressed.
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    • And here we have God's love being expressed.
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    • And remember the passage from 2 Timothy that says
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    • And remember the passage from 2 Timothy that says
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    • God cannot deny himself.
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    • God cannot deny himself.
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    • That means God, in the midst of all of this, he has to be God
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    • That means God, in the midst of all of this, he has to be God
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    • first and foremost, he has to be holy, and he has to be loving.
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    • through my Son Jesus, I will forgive you of all
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    • your sin, I will wash you clean, and now I can show my love
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    • Because the cross standing there in the center of all humanity is
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    • a reminder to us of the justice of God poured out upon his Son
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    • a reminder to us of the justice of God poured out upon his Son
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    • so that God could say to you and to me, and to his people Israel,
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    • so that God could say to you and to me, and to his people Israel,
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    • "I love you.
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    • I always have, and I always will."
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    • about God's love in Dr. David Jeremiah's book,
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    • about God's love in Dr. David Jeremiah's book,
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    • "God Loves You ."
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    • Inside, Dr. Jeremiah explains how the profound truth
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    • Inside, Dr. Jeremiah explains how the profound truth
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    • of God's love can transform the way you live.
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    • of God's love can transform the way you live.
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    • As you read, you'll uncover ten features of God's love
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    • As you read, you'll uncover ten features of God's love
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    • that you may have never fully understood before.
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    • that you may have never fully understood before.
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    • He answers questions like, "If God loves us, how can he
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    • He answers questions like, "If God loves us, how can he
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    • allow pain and suffering in the world ?"
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    • "Can we ever lose God's love ?"
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    • and send people to hell ?"
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    • Dr. Jeremiah's teaching using the "God Loves You" study guide,
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    • Dr. Jeremiah's teaching using the "God Loves You" study guide,
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    • newly redesigned to include personal and group questions,
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    • Also included in this set is the "Love Changes Everything"
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    • Also included in this set is the "Love Changes Everything"
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    • bookmark to remind you each day to be owned by God's love,
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    • and to be known for your love as a believer.
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    • Experience how God's love changes everything.
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    • announcer: And now, with one last word for today's program,
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    • David: It's hard to imagine being in Hosea's shoes,
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    • being asked by God to love someone who didn't really know
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    • how to receive true love.
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    • We are certainly undeserving of God's love, and yet he pursues
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    • We are certainly undeserving of God's love, and yet he pursues
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    • but I hope you'll decide to receive God's love
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    • by saying yes to Jesus Christ.
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    • by saying yes to Jesus Christ.
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    • He is the ultimate expression of God's love to mankind.
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    • He is the ultimate expression of God's love to mankind.
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    • nothing is as profound as the Word of God.
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    • nothing is as profound as the Word of God.
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    • And now, Dr. Jeremiah has a Bible for every member
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    • David: Whoever you are, wherever you are, whatever
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    • you're in, with authority on the basis of the Word of God, I am
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    • telling you today God loves you, he always has loved you,
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