Sermons on Amos

Amos 9:1-15 – Stop Running

Amos 9 – Stop Running A people with nowhere to hide – Amos’ vision strips away any thought of escaping the judgment to come. A God of fierce judgment “I will keep my eye on them for harm and not for good.” – Israel does not understand the power of God A God who gives hope in darkness – The last word:…

Amos 7:10-17 – Don’t Prophecy Here

Amos 7:10-17 – Don’t prophecy here When God confronts you Amos 7:8-9. “And the Lord asked me, “What do you see, Amos?” “A plumb line,” I replied. Then the Lord said, “Look, I am setting a plumb line among my people Israel; I will spare them no longer. “The high places of Isaac will be destroyed and the sanctuaries of Israel will…

Amos 6:1-14 – False Confidence

Amos 6:1-14 – False Confidence “If God is for us, who can be against us?” Judgement comes on God’s people Israel Covenant lawsuit – legal & relational implications God’s judgement on the complacency of Israel God’s judgment on the pride of Israel For us today Australian culture is privileged …. so easy for us to become complacent Do we care about God’s…

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…