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The God of Return

June 5, 2022 Preacher: Trent Henderson Series: Amos

Scripture: Amos 4:1–4:13, Deuteronomy 4:27–4:31

Cows of Bashan (Amos 4:1-3)

  • Selfishness -> Laziness -> Entitlement -> Injustice -> Oppression
  • Judgment comes as they are led away like slaves

Cows of Baal (Amos 4:4-5)

  • Pious religion without substance
    • Bethel - "House of God" with no GOD
    • Gilgal - a monument with no meaning
  • Worship that increased sin
    • Sacrifices that cost nothing
    • Giving without joy or generosity
    • Worship on their own terms
    • Wrong audience in worship

God's Warnings

  • Famine (Amos 4:6)
  • Drought (Amos 4:7-8)
  • Crop disease (Amos 4:9)
  • Locusts
  • Disease (Amos 4:10)
  • War
  • Destruction (Amos 4:11)

God's Heart is RETURN

  • The refrain of this chapter
  • Deut 4:27-31 - the promise
  • Hosea
  • Prodigal Son
  • Peter's restoration (John 21)

It will not be by your ability but only by His grace.

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