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June 12, 2022 Preacher: Tyler Holloway Series: Amos

Scripture: Amos 5:1–17, Exodus 34:5–6

Coming Destruction (Amos 5:1-3)

  • Amos prophecies a message of complete destruction of Israel
  • Gave the message at a time Israel felt its most secure

Coming Destruction (Amos 5:16-17)

  • No place in the nation will go untouched
    • Squares & Streets
    • Farms & Vineyards
  • This judgment is brought about by God
    • "Pass through your midst" language echoes 10th plague of Egypt
    • Thought they wre exempt from God's judgment
    • Amos: "You aren't God's people; you are Egypt"

How Should They Respond? (Amos 5:4-6)

  • "Seek God and live"
  • Not about going through religious motions

How Should They Respond? (Amos 5:14-15)

  • Seeking God plays out in one's character and actions towards others
  • Seeking/loving what is good and avoiding/hating what is evil

The Sins of Israel (Amos 5:7)

  • Continues elaborating on what he said in chapter 4
  • Turning justice to wormwood
    • What was meant to be sweet into something bitter

The Sins of Israel (Amos 5:10-13)

  • Dishonest courts
  • Persecuting the righteous
  • Oppressing the poor

The Character of God (Amos 5:8-9)

  • Overwhelming power
  • But wielded by a good, gracious, merciful God

The Character of God (Ex 34:5-6)

  • Overwhelming power
  • But wielded by a good, gracious, merciful God
  • Demonstrated in the Son of God coming for us
  • This grace is offered to all who would receive it

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