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A Love Story: part 1, 02-04-18

Home Group Questions – A Love Story: Part 1 – 2/3-2/4

A Love Story– Relationship & Restoration with God
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Take a few minutes to check in with everyone in your group.

READ: 1 Corinthians 10: 1-11 (NLT)

ENGAGE: What are some of the stories in the Old Testament that have spoken deeply to you in your life?
ENGAGE: Are there any preconceived notions you have about the book of Hosea?

READ: Hosea 14:9 (NLT)

ENGAGE: All of us are prone to rebellion in some way or another. In what ways have you, in the past or currently, found yourself stumbling away from the path the Lord has for you?

1. God's relentless love & Faithfulness.

READ: Hosea 4:1 (NLT)
READ: Hosea 11:1-9 (NLT)
READ: Hosea 2:23 (NLT)

ENGAGE: “Not loved” and “Not my people” can bring up a lot of emotions and feelings in some of us. When God flips that and shows his fierce relentless love of us in verse 23, what are some of the reactions and how does this verse make you want to respond to him?

ENGAGE: Name one or two ways that the gospel relates directly to you as an individual. (Read John 3:16- replace “the world” and "whoever" with “you”,“me”, or "i")

2. Our response to God determines our quality of life.

-Life of Consequences.
READ: Hosea 10:13-15 (NLT)
READ: Galatians 6:7-8 (NLT)

ENGAGE: There are consequences based on the path we choose. Is there something in your life that you are currently sowing the consequences for? Even so, name the ways that God is still pursuing you.

-Life of Blessing.
READ: Hosea 14:9
READ: Galatians 6:8

ENGAGE: What are some of the reasons we continue to run or choose a path that doesn’t line up with what God has for us?

ENGAGE: The song the band sang over us described it as “Overwhelming, never ending, reckless love of God”. What are some of the ways you would describe God’s love towards you? How can you walk in those ways on an everyday basis?

Encourage your group to read a chapter of Hosea a day. Take prayer requests and break up into small groups to pray with each other.

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