Sermon Outline: Introduction â€˘ There is a lack of True Knowledge of the God of the Bible in Many Churches Today â€˘ In Many Church there are many Emaciated Sheep, Starving from the Lack of Knowledge of God â€“ Spiritual Adultery Results â€˘ Chapters One Through Three Illustrated the Spiritual Adultery that Permeated the Northern Kingdom of Israel
The Spiritual adultery of Israel and mercy of God Stipulated (Chapters 4-13)
Lack of Knowledge of God (Chapters 4-6:3)
1. The Indictment of God (Chapter 4; 5:4) â€˘ No Truth, Mercy, or Knowledge of God (4:1-2) â€˘ The People are Destroyed (4:6) o Deeds that Lead Away from God Result (5:4; 4:11; Romans 1:18ff) o Foolishly Seeking Counsel from Idols (4:12) o Unable and Unwilling to Repent (4:7-19)
2. Godâ€™s Rejection â€“ Chapter 5 â€˘ God Withdraws Himself from Them as They Seek Him Through Idolatrous Practices (5:6, 12) â€˘ No Escape, No Healing, No Cure (5:13-15)
3. Godâ€™s Return/Repentance & Restoration (6:1-3) â€˘ True Repentance Comes as a Result of being â€śRevivedâ€ť (v. 2) â€˘ A Real Desire to Know God as He has Revealed Himself in His Word will also Result (v. 3)
Conclusion: â€˘ Which Side of the Equation Do you Fit? â€˘ Wonâ€™t This Day Embrace with a Believing Heart all Benefits of Christâ€™s Work and Receive His Blessings that Belong to all Who Belong To Him by Grace alone through Faith Alone?