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Reckless Love: Pursuit and Purchase

June 24, 2018 Speaker: Joe Walser Series: Reckless Love

Topic: Biblical Passage: Hosea 3:1–3:5

Hosea 2:19

  • Betrayal
  • Response
  • Tension
  • Resolution


"If there were a binding contract to sign before entering ministry, the fine print would include: "The undersigned acknowledges that the pastoral ministry may be hazardous and subject the undersigned to expressions of animosity, including but not limited to calumny, slander, misrepresentation, and betrayal."                                                                    Kevin Miller                                        Urgent Care, Responding to the Trauma of Betrayal

" only a friend can betray a friend, a stranger has nothing to gain/and only a friend comes close enough to ever cause so much pain."                                                                                    Michael Card,  Why



  Isaiah 13:11

  Exudos 34:7

  Hosea 3:1-5

Pursue The Tension "Go Again..."

  Hosea 3:1

Purchase The Resolution

  Hosea 3:2

  Romans 3:21

  Romans 3:24-26

The Resolution of PURCHASED

  • Demonstration/Show... vs. 21 & 25
  • Redemption...  vs. 24
  • Propitiation...  vs. 25

    So What...    Matthew 5:38-48

  1. Don't respond to insults.  There's been a resolution... Jesus said...  vs.39
  2. Do more than is required of you to make things right.  Jesus said...  vs.40
  3. Treat mistreaters with kindness.  Jesus said...  vs.41