Experiencing The Spirit’s Strength

Spirit of Truth – Experiencing the Spirit’s strength What do you understand about the Holy Spirit? Ezekiel background Ezekiel 37 … and experiencing the strength of God’s Spirit Verse 11 …bones represent the dead, lifeless, hopeless nation of God’s people. “Can these bones live?” … proclaim the ‘Word of YHWH’ … send the ‘breath of God’ Verse 5-6… an overview Two things…

Amos 5:1-17 – Tragic Truth

Tragic Truth – Amos 5:1-17 Deep sadness? … laments the death of Israel. … but Israel feels they are anything but dead. … so the inevitability of this judgement brings Amos a deep sense of sadness. The terrible destruction verse 3 … total destruction of their armies. verse 4 … “Seek God and live” The cause of the problem verse 5 &…

Amos 4:1-13 – Prepare To Meet Your God

Prepare To Meet Your God Amos 4 Israel on trial… time for the verdict “Hear this word” – Speaking to those in power and privilege about how they’ve used it. – This is the behaviour that led to the exile. Empty worship (Amos 4:4-5) – Bethel and Gilgal as places of worship – Equivalent places of worship for the modern church? This…

Amos 3:9-15 – Terrified By Truth

Amos 3:9-15 – Terrified by truth Privileged position was about to end in a catastrophic way 1 Kings 12 … a bad start. … Deut 28 … covenant blessing and curses A nation that does not know how to do right – v 9-10 Map – Philistia and Egypt Verse 10, “they do not know how to do right”. … “they store…

Amos 2:6-3:2 – The Peril Of Privilege

Due to a technical issue, the audio recording of the sermon and the bible readings are unavailable; however the transcript of the sermon is provided. Amos Sermon 03 – Amos 2.6-3.2 – The Peril Of Privilege – Transcript Amos 2:6-3:2 – The Peril of Privilege Readings: Amos 2:6-3:2, Romans 3:9-31 The reasons for God’s judgement (v6b-8) a) Took advantage of the weak,…

Amos 1:3-2:5 – The Problem of Guilt

Please visit The Bible Project for a short video overview on the book of Amos Amos 1:3-2:5 – The Problem of Guilt The circle of judgment – God speaks to the neighbours What’s happening in Amos 1 and 2? – Starting with the words that Israel wants to hear – Who are these people? Getting to know Israel’s neighbourhood, starting with 6…

Amos 1:1-2 – The Message

Please visit The Bible Project for a short video overview on the book of Amos Amos 1:1-2 – The Message The Lord roars from Zion … Verse 1: Meeting the cast: Uzziah, Jeroboam II and Amos History matters because these are real people and our real God Reading the Old Testament From Genesis to 2 Kings, a story of people who reject…