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Slide 2 1 Minor Prophets, Major Message Pastor Brett Peterson Our Winter Series at Living Water Slide 3 12 Angry (Zealous) Men A message that transcends timeA message that transcends time A journey that will bring us into right relationship with YahwehA journey that will bring us into right relationship with Yahweh A glimpse into the very character of GodA glimpse into the very character of God A winter we will spend with some mighty men of God as we peer into their lettersA winter we will spend with some mighty men of God as we peer into their letters A time to love, grow, and shine!A time to love, grow, and shine! 2 Slide 4 Review Week One Get Zealous for the things of God!Week One Get Zealous for the things of God! Week Two 1Co 14:1 Pursue love, yet desire earnestly spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy.Week Two 1Co 14:1 Pursue love, yet desire earnestly spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy. Week Three Overview Courage, Faith, and Covenant RelationshipWeek Three Overview Courage, Faith, and Covenant Relationship Today Hosea Part IToday Hosea Part I 3 Slide 5 Hosea (710 B.C.) THEME :THEME : GODS UNFAILING LOVE & MERCY, to ISREAL AND THE CHURCH (& YOU!) VERSES :VERSES : (6:6) For I delight in loyalty rather than sacrifice, & in the knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings. Knowledge intimate, experiential knowledge of God. - as in the intimate knowledge you have with someone in a marriage. Slide 6 Hos 2:19 "I will betroth you to Me forever; Yes, I will betroth you to Me in righteousness and in justice, In lovingkindness and in compassion, 20 And I will betroth you to Me in faithfulness. Then you will know the LORD.Hos 2:19 "I will betroth you to Me forever; Yes, I will betroth you to Me in righteousness and in justice, In lovingkindness and in compassion, 20 And I will betroth you to Me in faithfulness. Then you will know the LORD. 5 Its all about Marriage Slide 7 Even when we are not.Even when we are not. Every time we sin, we have chosen to be unfaithful to the Lord!Every time we sin, we have chosen to be unfaithful to the Lord! 2Ti 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but {wanting} to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires,2Ti 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but {wanting} to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires,2Ti 4:3 God is Faithful 6 Slide 8 Hosea loved Gomer.Hosea loved Gomer. He forgave her past and courted herHe forgave her past and courted her He won her heart, fell in love, & married herHe won her heart, fell in love, & married her They had a son togetherThey had a son together And then she started openly selling herself again to the highest bidder.And then she started openly selling herself again to the highest bidder. And we, like Gomer, do the same thing to our Lord! Yet He loves us!And we, like Gomer, do the same thing to our Lord! Yet He loves us! 7 Slide 9 Shazam! Slide 10 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her, 26 so that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, 27 that He might present to Himself the church in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she would be holy and blameless.Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her, 26 so that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, 27 that He might present to Himself the church in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she would be holy and blameless.26272627 Ephesians 5:25-27 9 Slide 11 Rev 19:7 "Let us rejoice and be glad and give the glory to Him, for the marriage of the Lamb has come and His bride has made herself ready. 8 It was given to her to clothe herself in fine linen, bright and clean; for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints. 9 Then he *said to me, "Write, 'Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.'"Rev 19:7 "Let us rejoice and be glad and give the glory to Him, for the marriage of the Lamb has come and His bride has made herself ready. 8 It was given to her to clothe herself in fine linen, bright and clean; for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints. 9 Then he *said to me, "Write, 'Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.'" 10 Slide 12 Then you KNOW Him. Experiential knowledge.Then you KNOW Him. Experiential knowledge. He has revealed Himself to you!He has revealed Himself to you! You long to stay faithful to Him no matter what the cost!You long to stay faithful to Him no matter what the cost! Jesus said, if you love Me, you willJesus said, if you love Me, you will Do you love Jesus? 11 Slide 13 Jhn 14:15Jhn 14:15 "If you love Me, you will keep My commandments. Jhn 14:16 "I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever; Jhn 14:17 {that is} the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not see Him or know Him, {but} you know Him because He abides with you and will be in you. Jhn 14:16 Jhn 14:17 Jhn 14:15 Jhn 14:16 Jhn 14:17 12 Slide 14 Jhn 14:21Jhn 14:21 "He who has My commandments and keeps them is the one who loves Me; and he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and will disclose Myself to him." Jhn 14:21 13 Slide 15 1Jo 2:3 By this we know that we have come to know Him, if we keep His commandments. 1Jo 2:4 The one who says, "I have come to know Him," and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him; 1Jo 2:5 but whoever keeps His word, in him the love of God has truly been perfected. By this we know that we are in Him:1Jo 2:3 By this we know that we have come to know Him, if we keep His commandments. 1Jo 2:4 The one who says, "I have come to know Him," and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him; 1Jo 2:5 but whoever keeps His word, in him the love of God has truly been perfected. By this we know that we are in Him:1Jo 2:3 1Jo 2:4 1Jo 2:51Jo 2:3 1Jo 2:4 1Jo 2:5 14 Slide 16 1Jo 3:24 The one who keeps His commandments abides in Him, and He in him. We know by this that He abides in us, by the Spirit whom He has given us.1Jo 3:24 The one who keeps His commandments abides in Him, and He in him. We know by this that He abides in us, by the Spirit whom He has given us.1Jo 3:241Jo 3:24 Abide live with, dwell, remain faithfulAbide live with, dwell, remain faithful 15 Slide 17 Jhn 15:2 "Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every {branch} that bears fruit, He prunes it so that it may bear more fruit. Jhn 15:4 "Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither {can} you unless you abide in Me.Jhn 15:2 "Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every {branch} that bears fruit, He prunes it so that it may bear more fruit. Jhn 15:4 "Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither {can} you unless you abide in Me.Jhn 15:2Jhn 15:4Jhn 15:2Jhn 15:4 It begins with giving yourself totally to Jesus!It begins with giving yourself totally to Jesus! 16 Slide 18 Are you being faithful to our Lord Jesus Christ? The Jews built their own kingdoms/houses but neglected Gods house/kingdom. This message is relevant today! Many churches are neglected! Gods temple is neglected! Slide 19 Is it our temple or Gods? 1Co 6:19 Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own,1Co 6:19 Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, 1Co 6:20 for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.1Co 6:20 for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body. Slide 20 We must grow! Phi 3:12 Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own.Phi 3:12 Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. Phi 3:13 Brothers, I do not consider that I have attained it. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead,Phi 3:13 Brothers, I do not consider that I have attained it. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, Phi 3:14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.Phi 3:14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Slide 21 She married Hosea, and then continued to do what she had always done.She married Hosea, and then continued to do what she had always done. Israel did the same thing.Israel did the same thing. What about you? You committed your life to Jesus Christ, were baptized signifying the death of your old self.What about you? You committed your life to Jesus Christ, were baptized signifying the death of your old self. Are you any different?Are you any different? Gomer didnt grow 20 Slide 22 But may it never be that I would boast, except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. Gal 6:15 For neither is circumcision anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation.But may it never be that I would boast, except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. Gal 6:15 For neither is circumcision anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation. Gal 6:15 Gal 6:15 Galatians 6:14-15 21 Slide 23 2Cor 5:17 Th