This past weekend at Eastbrook, we continued our series, “God in the Ruins: The Message of the Minor Prophets.” My wife, Kelly, and I co-preached a message on the first three chapters of the prophet Hosea.
Hosea is an interesting book of the Bible, and one of the longest of these shorter prophetic books. Hosea spoke during the time of the divided kingdom, primarily addressing the northern kingdom of Israel from about 750-724 BC.
You can watch our message from this past weekend and follow along with the message outline below. You can also engage with the entire series here or download the Eastbrook mobile app for even more opportunities to connect.
I’m also including below a chart that I pulled together related to the kings of Israel that overlap with the ministry of Hosea.
|Jeroboam II||786-746||2 Kings 14:23-29|
|Zechariah||746-745||2 Kings 15:8-12|
|Shallum||745||2 Kings 15:13-16|
|Menahem||752-738||2 Kings 15:17-22|
|Pekahiah||738-737||2 Kings 15:23-26|
(may have co-ruled Gilead since 752)
|737-732||2 Kings 15:27-31|
|Hoshea||732-724||2 Kings 17:1-6|
|Fall of Samaria||722||2 Kings 17:7-23|
“I will betroth you to me forever; I will betroth you in righteousness and justice,
in love and compassion.” (Hosea 2:19)
Hosea’s Family as a Prophetic Message from God (Hosea 1)
God’s Rejection, Purification, and Restoration of Israel (Hosea 2)
Restoration for Gomer and Restoration for Israel (Hosea 3)
God’s Word for Us from Hosea