Sermon Series: Christmas Is Not Your Birthday

Sermon: A Scandalous Love

The prophet Hosea is commanded by God to marry a promiscuous woman of ill-repute named Gomer. Marriage is symbolic of the covenantal relationship between God and Israel. Since the people of Israel had been unfaithful to God, Hosea’s marriage becomes a real life example of God’s relationship with Israel. What scandalous love is this? God so loved the world that … This is a foreshadowing of God’s love shown in the life and death and resurrection of Jesus. God’s love is self-giving love even towards us when we are unfaithful. Undeserved unconditional love.

Scripture: Hosea 3:1-5