Sunday, 21 July 2019
Duration: 34 mins 35 secs
God continues to warn the Israelites to turn from their ways from the sins of Jeroboam, who had set up a counterfeit kingdom to worship and one that did not follow the ways of the Lord. In this final chapter of Amos, God tells of how He will destroy Israel. There will be ne escape for the destruction for the people, except for the limited few, that whilst not perfect, still love the Lord. There will be hope for these limited people as God restore His kingdom. Today, God wants us to turn away from our sinful ways and to focus and trust our lives to Jesus.
Sunday, 14 July 2019
Duration: 30 mins 53 secs
Israel has continued to reject God and only focus on themselves and to serve their own self interests. The Israelites have forgotten to put God first in loving Him and then the concerns for their neighbour before themselves. Through Amos, God is now warning the people of Israel that the time is ripe for their destruction. There will be a time of famine, not just from food and water, but from the Word of God. The challenge for us today is If we were faced with the removal of the Word of God, what difference would it make to our lives?
Sunday, 23 June 2019
Amos once again tells the people of Israel to hear the words of God. Amos remind the people that after all of their sin and turning their backs on God, all they have to do is seek Him and live. This call goes out to the whole of the nation but it is up to individuals to respond. By not turning to the Lord the Israelites will not receive His mercy and will be destroyed. We need to seek the Lord by seeking the good, and avoiding evil, in what we do and God will grant us life. Turn our back on God and we will face His coming judgement.
Sunday, 16 June 2019
In this passage we see that the Israelites have fallen way short of the commandment of loving God and of loving others. Through Amos, God is highlighting the selfishness of the Israelite people as they have turned their backs away from God and have been self indulgent to their own needs. Today, we need to rely on God who will provide us with all that we need. God wants us to have an attitude of generosity as we acknowledge that everything we have has come come from Him. [RECORDING NOT AVAILABLE]
Sunday, 02 June 2019
Duration: 37 mins 26 secs
God had brought His people to the promised land and had provided them with security. But some generations later, we see in these opening chapters of Amos that God is not happy with the people and their sinful ways. The prophet Amos now tells the people of God's judgement that is to come. The sins of the surrounding kingdoms are highlighted first but ultimately God draws His attention to the Northern Kingdom of Israel focusing on their injustice, immorality and idolatry. Today, we need to come before God to repent of our sins. If we fall into the hands of God we will have to face His judgement, but if we place ourselves into the hands of God then we will find forgiveness.