Text: Hosea 7:9,
"Strangers have devoured his strength, and he knoweth it not: yea, gray hairs are here and there upon him, yet he knoweth not."
I. THE “GRAY HAIR” OF PHONINESS: Verse 1
A. Pride blocks grace - James 4:6
B. Pride Leads to hypocrisy - Matthew 7:5
II. THE “GRAY HAIR” OF PRAYERLESSNESS: Verse 7
A. Failing to pray for others is sin - 1 Samuel 12:23
B. Failing to pray hinders Revival - 2 Chronicles 7:14
III. THE “GRAY HAIR” OF WORLDLINESS: Verse 8
A. Love of the world - 1 John 2:15
B. Do not try to gain the world - Matthew 16:26
IV. THE “GRAY HAIR” OF UNFRUITFUL SERVICE: Verse 9
A. There are consequences for unfruitfulness - Hos 8:7
B. Christians are to be fruit bearers. - John 15:16.
V. THE “GRAY HAIR” OF EMPTY FORMALISM: Verse 11
A. Leads to empty lives with no power - 2 Timothy 3:5
B. It comes from the head and not the heart - Ps 51:6.
VI. THE “GRAY HAIR” OF REBELLION: Verse 13
A. Rebellion is like the sin of witchcraft - 1 Sam 15:23
B. Stubbornness is like Idolatry - 1 Samuel 15:23
VII. THE “GRAY HAIR” OF UNFORGIVENESS
A. Gives ground to the enemy - Ephesians 4:26-27
B. Gives Satan an advantage - 2 Corinthians 2:10-11