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  1. Amos was not a “prophet,” 7:14, 15 • Ordinary • Extraordinary Amos

  2. God calls on us to rebuke the world, Eph. 5:11 • Ordinary, Jn. 12:37 • Extraordinary, 1 Pt. 4:4 Amos

  3. Historical Context Amos Message Lessons

  4. Historical Context Amos • Uzziah reigned in Judah, • 2 Kgs. 15:1-7; 2 Chron. 26 • Mostly good • Built kingdom • Military • Prosperity • Trespassed in arrogance

  5. Historical Context Amos • Jeroboam II reigned in Israel, • 2 Kgs. 14:23-28 • Sins of Jeroboam • Built kingdom • Military • Prosperity

  6. Message Judgment From Zion, 1:2-:2:16 Damascus Amos Edom Israel Moab Ammon Judah Tyre Gaza

  7. Message Amos • Israel committed many crimes, 3-6 • Punishment, 3:2 • Israel conquered, 3:11 • Severe punishment, 3:12-15 • Moral corruption, 4:1-3 • Unheeded warnings, 4:6-13 • Seek the Lord, 5:2, 4-6

  8. Message Amos • Israel committed many crimes, 3-6 • Injustice, 5:7 • Captivity, 5:11 • Seek the Lord, 5:14, 15 • No escape, 5:18, 19 • Vain worship, 5:21 • Captivity, 5:27 • Materialistic, 6:1, 4-7 • Complete destruction, 6:14

  9. Message Amos • Amos received five visions, 7-9 • Locust: spared, 7:1-3 • Fire: spared, 7:4-6 • Plumb line, 7:7-9 • Resistance, 7:10-13 • Rebuttal, 7:14-17 • Ripe fruit, 8:1, 2 • Altar, 9:1 • No escape, 9:2-4 • Total destruction, 9:8-10

  10. Lessons Amos • God speaks for a reason, 3:4-8 • His will, Eph. 1:11; Heb. 6:18 • Live wrong: hell, 1 Cor. 6:9, 10 • Life right: heaven, Rom. 6:23

  11. Lessons Amos • Wicked men hate • those who tell the truth, 5:10 • Enemy, Gal. 4:16 • Some give in, Lk. 22:54-62 • Some stand up, Acts 4:18-21, 31

  12. Lessons Amos • Wicked men hate • those who tell the truth, 5:10 • What do we hate? • Truth on baptism? • Truth on anger? • Truth on immodesty? • Truth on attendance?

  13. Lessons Amos • Vain worship is not accepted, 5:21-24 • Sincere & dedicated, but vain, Mt. 15:7-9 • Spirit & truth, Jn. 4:24 • Modern examples • Instrumental music • Plays • Mechanical

  14. Lessons Amos • Spiritual matters must be placed above material ones, 6:1-7 • Material blessings, Acts 14:17 • Different men, Gen. 13:2; Lk. 12:16-21 • Priorities, Mt. 6:19-21, 33 • Work over church • Recreation over study • Television over prayer

  15. Lessons Amos • There is a plumb line of the Lord, 7:7-9 • Standard, Eph. 4:5; Jn. 8:32 • Out of line, 2 Jn. 9 • Measured, Jn. 12:48

  16. Historical Context Amos Message Lessons

  17. Amos was not a “prophet,” 7:14, 15 • Ordinary • Extraordinary Amos

  18. God calls on us to rebuke the world, Eph. 5:11 • Ordinary, Jn. 12:37 • Extraordinary, 1 Pt. 4:4 Amos