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Dear Leader

Herewith the Life Group Guideline for the week.

Opening Prayer:

Theme – A Love Story

Share the overview of the story of Hosea with your Life Group.
Hosea was a Prophet in the Old Testament. God gives him a wife, but she is a prostitute. Yet the Lord tells Hosea to love her and he does love her with a generous love. Yet she continues in her prostitution, and eventually ends up at the slave market, bound, naked, and with no hope.
The Lord tells Hosea to go to the slave market, to bid on her and to purchase her. He obeys and buys her back. He clothes her and takes her home. He redeems her for himself.
You and I were also on the 'slave market', in bondage to sin and under the dominion of the enemy. Yet the Father loved us, and sought us out, and purchased us with the precious blood of His Son Jesus. He set us free, clothed us with His righteousness, and declared His love for us. He called us His own.

Discussion 1: Allow LG Members to share about the Father's love in their own lives.

Read Hosea 2:14-23

Discussion 2: Ask LG members to highlight and share one or two verses or words that stand out for them from the text.

Mention how the Valley of Achor is a place of no hope. Yet how the Lord can make that very valley a door of hope. How God can find us in the darkest most difficult times of our lives and whisper words of love and hope into our hearts. Jesus is our door of hope. Let's run to him. Even if our hopeless situations are due to our own poor decisions or sin. We have a Heavenly Father who loves us, forgives us, and will keep on pursuing us.

Encourage LG members to open their hearts to the touch of the Holy Spirit during the time of worship, and to let the Lord Jesus be a door of hope for them.

Worship
Here are 3 suggestions for a time of deep worship:
Good Good Father by Chris Tomlin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqybaIesbuA
New Wine by Hillsong https://youtu.be/1ozGKlOzEVc
Spirit lead me by Influence Music and Michael Ketterer https://youtu.be/KUs10RULW2w

Holy Spirit Ministry time

Be sensitive to the Holy Spirit and encourage Life Group members to share words, pictures, prophesies. Encourage them to pray for one another. Have some music playing softly in the background.

Regards

Bruce Taylor
LIFE GROUPS PASTOR

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