Gospel: Mark 10:13-14
Sermon: Pastor Bill Wessner - Matters of Faithfulness
The prophets issue challenging words. Where we would hear the hopeful word of grace, we need to make our way first through a wilderness of hard lessons. The prophet Hosea offers words in this tradition, beginning with a sense of rejection, which mirrors the ways in which God’s people have rejected the ways of the Lord. It does not end there. The Lord’s word in Hosea offers both judgment according to the terms of the covenant, and promises of restoration for those who call on the Lord.