Judgement Will Come (Amos 1:1-2:16)

Andrew Cornes, September 25, 2016
Part of the The Lion Has Roared series, preached at a Souls at 7

Sermon Outline Sunday 25 September 2016 Andrew Cornes

JUDGEMENT WILL COME
AMOS 1-2

Introducing Amos (1:1)
• Probably the first writing prophet (between 767 and 753BC)
• A sheep-breeder to whom God gave his message
• Living in the Southern kingdom (Judah)
but speaking mainly about the Northern kingdom (Israel)

1. God is the God of the whole world
Not just of Judah (2: 4-5) and Israel (2: 6-16);
but of the Syrians (1: 3-5), the Philistines (1: 6-8), the Phoenicians (1: 9-10),
the Edomites (1: 11-12), the Ammonites (1: 13-15) and the Moabites (2: 1-3)

In fact all other gods are lies (2:4)
Controversial, but true, today

2. God judges most severely us who know his will
The pleasure the Israelites took in 1:3-2:3 and even 2: 4-5.
The shock of 2: 6-16.

We know God’s law and commands (2: 4)
We have been rescued and blessed (2: 9-10)
And yet we sin (2: 4-12)
And God will judge us (2: 5, 13-16)
Not often spoken about, but true, today

3. God hates cruelty and oppression
In war (1: 3, 6, 9, 11, 13; 2: 1)
In peace (2: 6-8)
People silence God’s witnesses (2: 11-12)

Not often emphasized, but true, today

4. God will deliver and protect his people
The hint: He did it before (2: 9-10)
Not often believed, but true, today

Listen humbly to the rebuke

Care especially for the poor

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Earlier: Same day: Later:
« Waiting - Looking Forward He Sat Down "Who is Jesus?" »

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