PRESSING IN

HOSEA 6:1-3 “Come, let us return to the Lord;

    for he has torn us, that he may heal us;

    he has struck us down, and he will bind us up.

2 After two days he will revive us;

    on the third day he will raise us up,

    that we may live before him.

3 Let us know; let us press on to know the Lord;

    his going out is sure as the dawn;

he will come to us as the showers,

    as the spring rains that water the earth.”

I N T R O

The PAIN wasn’t Gods IDEA - But He can USE it to PRODUCE (Rom 8:28)

BISHOP: There are no shortcuts to any place worth going      

P R E S S I N G   I Nputs You In the Process

TEXT: HOSEA 6:1 “Come, let us return to the Lord;” 

    Isaiah 40:28 Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom.

    Deuteronomy 31:6; Hebrews 13:5 - 'I will never leave you nor forsake you’

“What has your heart gets your press” Jason Dickenson 

B O D Y 

Press IN for the PROMISE

Hosea 6:2-3 After two days he will revive us; on the third day he will raise us up, that we may live before him.3 Let us know; let us press on to know the Lord; his going out is sure as the dawn; he will come to us as the showers, as the spring rains that water the earth.”

The Promise:     N E W   L I F E  (revive)

            N E W  P O S I T I O N (raise us up)

            R E L A T I O N S H I P (live before him, know him)        

            E V E R L A S T I N G   P R O V I S I O N (sure as the dawn)

            B L E S S I N G & P R O V I S I O N (rains that water the earth)

PHILIPPIANS 13:12-14 Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal,  but I PRESS on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. 13 Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it.  But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead,  14 I PRESS on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.

You’ll POSESS the PROMISE as long as you PRESS in to the PROCESS

PSALM 51:16-17 

Going through the motions doesn’t please you, 

a flawless performance is nothing to you.

I learned God-worship when my pride was shattered.

Heart-shattered lives ready for love don’t for a moment escape God’s notice.

C O N C L U S I O N

HOSEA 6:1-3 “Come, let us return to the Lord;

    for he has torn us, that he may heal us;

    he has struck us down, and he will bind us up.

2 After two days he will revive us;

    on the third day he will raise us up,

    that we may live before him.

3 Let us know; let us press on to know the Lord;

    his going out is sure as the dawn;

he will come to us as the showers,

    as the spring rains that water the earth."