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FBI Semester 4 OT Fall 2014 Amos
Semester 4 OT Fall 2014 Amos
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Amos is the story of a fire and brimstone southern country farmer, turned fundamentalist preacher,who preaches a message of repentance and judgement in the northern liberal high society capital.
the preparation of Israel to meet the judgement of God.
Amos Burden or Burden Bearer.
Amos was a sheep herder and fig picker or gatherer of sycamore fruit. The fruit had to be bruised or sliced in order to sweeten or ripen.
Primarily the Northern Kingdom, but also to Judah and all surrounding Nations.The chief center of his preaching was the main sanctuary of bethel, the religious capital of Northern Israel and Micah in the south.
the Northern Kingdom was at the zenith of its power. After gaining control of the trade routes. " wealth began to accumulate in her cities." commerce thrived, and upper class emerged, and expensive homes were built. the rich enjoyed indulgent life style while poor became targets for.. exploitation. Slavery , Morality sunk to a all time low. Religion flourished. People thronged to the shrines. Maintained God was with them and that they were immune to disaster.
Sermon 3- Israel's Future
national Judgement is certain, but individuals may repent and live.
Call to the Nation- to Personal Repentance
"Seek good, and not the evil that ye may hate evil and love the good."
A Rejection of religion with out repentance.
God will not accept us in worship unless we first come to him in repentance.
God Doesn't Need Important People. He has an Important message.
Layman can often reach many who reject the witness of vocational pastors.
country preachers, small town preachers, and unknown preachers, are as honorable before God as those who have more earthy fame and status.
God can use you.
God still judges sin.
God is sovereign over all Nations.
Focus on material wealth, luxury and pleasures brings the anger of God on His people.
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