Our guest speaker for vespers tonight was Dr. Lourdes Gudmundsson, the head elder of our church, Campus Hill. Her message was entitled, "Half-Baked Cake." The key text was Hosea 7:8. The tribe of Ephraim had been half faithful and God condemned them for "looking" faithful but not being faithful. Christians are like 'half-baked cakes.' They want to fit in with the world but at times they choose to compromise.
There is a lesson and invitation in the 'half- baked cake.' We are either with the Lord or we are not. The two reasons the cake didn't cook were: 1. It was not in the heat long enough or 2. The cake was too thick for the heat to penetrate it.
The heat represents God's Word. Sometimes our pride, anger, etc. prevent God's Word from penetrating our hearts.
This lesson 'hit home' and we have resolved to allow God's Word to penetrate our hearts to be "full-baked cakes."