FROM THE MINISTER
1 May '22
Grace that is Greater than all our Sin
Grace is God’s unconditional favour, His undeserved
blessing freely given to humankind. God uses each of us
as we are, and gives us strength to overcome weaknesses.
Hosea found God’s unending love through his own
domestic tragedy. Hosea’s wife, Gomer, left him to live
the life of a prostitute. Then many years later, God
commanded Hosea to go and buy his wife back from the
From all of these experiences Hosea learnt:
- Sin isn’t primarily against decrees or commands,
but against the love relationship God wants to have
- God doesn’t want mechanical obedience from us,
but a devotion composed of both love and
- God is the One who has bought us back to Him. As
well as being our Creator, He is also our Redeemer.
God is merciful and He delights in forgiving people when
their repentance is genuine and their faith sincere.
More than any other Old Testament prophet, Hosea
anticipates the Gospel of God’s grace through Christ.
There is only one thing greater than our sins, and that is
God’s grace. It is more than love; it is love towards the
"While we were still sinners, Christ died for us" [Romans 5:8]