God chooses a Bride

Book of Hosea

The Gospel creates an intimate relationship 
with Christ that is like marriage.  
God calls a rebellious bride.  (1:2-10)
Why did God tell Hosea to marry a prostitute?  
Human nature is prone to unfaithfulness.  . 
God redeems his bride from bondage.  (3:1-5)

God told Hosea to redeem his bride from the slave market.
All God’s people were redeemed at the cross.  .  
God  calls us to return.  
Turn away from idols .  

Turn to the living God .