Sermon Notes 2017 03 19 AM

March 19, 2017 AM
Rev. Stephen Dervan
#2 in series

REDEEMING LOVE
From Slavery to Salvation
Hosea 3; 14

1) God's redeeming love is __.

"And the Lord said to me, 'Go again, love a woman who is loved by another man and is an adulteress, even as the Lord loves the children of Israel, though they turn to other gods and love cakes of raisins.'" – Hosea 3:1

"I will heal their apostasy; I will love them freely. For my anger has turned from them." – Hosea 14:4

Romans 5:8

1 Corinthians 13:7

2) God does __ it takes to __ us back.

"So I bought her for fifteen shekels of silver and a homer and a lethech of barley." – Hosea 3:2

"For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and give His life a ransom for many." – Mark 10:45

3) God __ us beyond all expectation through repentance.

• Repentance __ our __.

Hosea 14:2

• Repentance __ our __.

Hosea 14:3

• Repentance requires us to __ lay down our __.

"For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, 'Abba! Father!' The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs – heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ." – Romans 8:15-17

4) God has a glorious __ in store for His __.

"Then I heard what seemed to be the voice of a great multitude, like the roar of many waters and like the sound of mighty peals of thunder, crying out, 'Hallelujah! For the Lord our God the Almighty reigns. Let us rejoice and exult and give him the glory, the marriage supper of the Lamb has come, and His Bride has made herself ready; it was granted her to clothe with fine linen, bright and pure' – for the fine linen is the righteous deeds of the saints. And the angel said to me, 'Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.'" – Revelation 19:6-9