Stop the Carnage!

Hosea 13:1–16 (NKJV) 13:1 When Ephraim spoke, trembling, He exalted himself in Israel; But when he offended through Baal worship, he died. 2 Now they sin more and more, And have made for themselves molded images, Idols of their silver, according to their skill; All of it is the work of craftsmen.  They say of... Continue Reading →

The Real Source of Success

Hosea 12:8–14 (NKJV) 8 And Ephraim said, ‘Surely I have become rich, I have found wealth for myself; In all my labors They shall find in me no iniquity that is sin.’ 9 “But I am the Lord your God, Ever since the land of Egypt; I will again make you dwell in tents, As... Continue Reading →

Sin is Like a Cunning Canaanite

Hosea 11:12–12:7 (NKJV) 12 “Ephraim has encircled Me with lies, And the house of Israel with deceit; But Judah still walks with God, Even with the Holy One who is faithful. 12:1 “Ephraim feeds on the wind, And pursues the east wind; He daily increases lies and desolation.  Also they make a covenant with the... Continue Reading →

Judgment and Restoration

Hosea 11:1–11 (NKJV) 11:1 “When Israel was a child, I loved him, And out of Egypt I called My son. 2 As they called them, So they went from them; They sacrificed to the Baals, And burned incense to carved images. 3 “I taught Ephraim to walk, Taking them by their arms; But they did... Continue Reading →

The Dark Night of Sin

Hosea 10:1–15 (NKJV) 10:1 Israel empties his vine; He brings forth fruit for himself.  According to the multitude of his fruit He has increased the altars; According to the bounty of his land They have embellished his sacred pillars. 2 Their heart is divided; Now they are held guilty. He will break down their altars;... Continue Reading →

The Cross Matters

NOTES FROM A SERMON PRESENTED BY DR. GREG SLOOP AT THE KANNAPOLIS CHURCH OF GOD ON SUNDAY, September 16, 2018 IN THE 10:30 AM SERVICE.  FOR VIDEO OF SERVICES, GO TO THE CHURCH WEBSITE, HTTP://WWW.KCOG.ORG, AND CLICK ON THE LIVESTREAM LINK FOR A REPLAY OF THE SERVICES.  FOR AUDIO OF THE SERVICES, GO THE THE WEBSITE... Continue Reading →

Grapes in the Wilderness

Hosea 9:10–17 (NKJV) 10 “I found Israel Like grapes in the wilderness; I saw your fathers As the firstfruits on the fig tree in its first season.  But they went to Baal Peor, And separated themselves to that shame; They became an abomination like the thing they loved. 11 As for Ephraim, their glory shall... Continue Reading →

Judgment is Come

Hosea 9:1–9 (NKJV) 9:1 Do not rejoice, O Israel, with joy like other peoples, For you have played the harlot against your God. You have made love for hire on every threshing floor. 2 The threshing floor and the winepress Shall not feed them, And the new wine shall fail in her. 3 They shall... Continue Reading →

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