July 9, 2017 – Jon Ritner
Hosea 11:1-11, 12:6, 14:1-9
The Book of Hosea cries out to us with the truth we long to hear; despite our faults and failures, we are fully known, fully loved, and have no need to fear rejection. Hosea is a historical account of how one man’s troubled marriage symbolized God’s love for his unfaithful people. Set amidst the backdrop of prostitution, marital affairs, and children born out of wedlock, emerges one of the greatest portrayals of unfailing love in God’s Word and the hard truth of what that love requires from us in return.
Includes an original song written and performed by Ecclesia members, Cortney Matz and Charles McDonald: “Can’t Outrun Your Love”
from Jon Ritner