S: Hosea 14:2-4 Bring your confessions, and return to the LORD.
Say to him,
“Forgive all our sins and graciously receive us,
so that we may offer you our praises. Assyria cannot save us,
nor can our warhorses.
Never again will we say to the idols we have made,
‘You are our gods.’
No, in you alone
do the orphans find mercy.” The LORD says,
“Then I will heal you of your faithlessness;
my love will know no bounds,
for my anger will be gone forever.
O: This is the moral of the story of Hosea. This is a message repeated time and time again in the Bible: God doesn't want evil people to go to hell. He would much rather they repent and turn to Him. He loves us and wants to save us!
A: So, if you've lived your life up till now turned away from God, or if you once had followed Him but strayed into the wrong paths, it is still not too late -- turn around! You can still call upon God and receive the forgiveness Jesus' death of the cross has bought for you!
P: Thank You for the cross, the mighty cross,
That God Himself should die for such as us,
And every day we're changed
Into Your image more and more,
Yes, by the cross we've truly been transformed.
And we're so amazed, and we give You praise
That You would save us at such a cost.
We're so amazed, and we give You praise
For the power of the cross,
For the power of the cross!
Note: this is using the SOAP method. For more information, see this page (not written by me.)