Amos 8 - NIV
A Basket of Ripe Fruit
A Basket of Ripe Fruit
1 This is what the Sovereign Lord showed me: a basket of ripe fruit.
“What do you see, Amos?” he asked.
“A basket of ripe fruit,” I answered.
Then the Lord said to me, “The time is ripe for my people Israel; I will spare them no longer.
Hear this, you who trample the needy
and do away with the poor of the land,
“When will the New Moon be over
that we may sell grain,
and the Sabbath be ended
that we may market wheat?”—
skimping on the measure,
boosting the price
and cheating with dishonest scales,
buying the poor with silver
and the needy for a pair of sandals,
selling even the sweepings with the wheat.
7 The Lord has sworn by himself, the Pride of Jacob: “I will never forget anything they have done.
“Will not the land tremble for this,
and all who live in it mourn?
The whole land will rise like the Nile;
it will be stirred up and then sink
like the river of Egypt.
“In that day,” declares the Sovereign Lord,
“I will make the sun go down at noon
and darken the earth in broad daylight.
I will turn your religious festivals into mourning
and all your singing into weeping.
I will make all of you wear sackcloth
and shave your heads.
I will make that time like mourning for an only son
and the end of it like a bitter day.
“The days are coming,” declares the Sovereign Lord,
“when I will send a famine through the land—
not a famine of food or a thirst for water,
but a famine of hearing the words of the Lord.
People will stagger from sea to sea
and wander from north to east,
searching for the word of the Lord,
but they will not find it.
“In that day
“the lovely young women and strong young men
will faint because of thirst.
Sermons on Amos 8
Contributed by Kent Meeler on Oct 8, 2010
FAMINE FOR THE WORD OF GOD.
FAMINE IN THE LAND TEXT AMOS 8:11 INTRODUCTION *A PROPER STUDY OF SCRIPTURE WILL REVEAL A FAMINE NOT ONLY IN AMERICA, BUT ALSO IN THE WORLD. *AND PROPER UNDERSTANDING AND DISCERNMENT OF THE CURRENT EVENTS WILL SHOW JUST HOW SEVERE AND CLOSE THE FAMINE IS. *IN FACT IT HAS ...read more
Contributed by Ron Theis on Dec 10, 2009
The Proof and Effects of a Spiritual Dearth in America...
FAMINE IN AMERICA INTRO: Famine… 1. The very word strikes fear… a. Images…horrific…babies…swollen bellies…starvation b. The images play upon our deepest inner fears… c. Not so common today…but it will be. d. I Kings tells us Israel experienced a famine so horrid that the people even ate their ...read more
Contributed by Chris Appleby on Aug 8, 2008
the caommandment not to stealis a commandment to maintain one’s integrity in everything we do.
1 What images come to mind when you hear the eighth Commandment "You shall not steal" (Exodus 20:15; Deuteronomy 5:19)? You shall not take what doesn’t belong to you. If you are like me you might have an image of a masked thief in a stripped shirt climbing over a wall with a bag of loot over ...read more
Contributed by Mike Rickman on May 24, 2008
There must be a revival of the word of God in the hearts of new believers.
May 25, 2008 Morning Worship Text: Amos 8:11-14 Subject: The Word of God and the End Title: A Revival of the Word Well, our big week has come and gone. Ric Gorden was great on Saturday night. His music and humor really fit into this church. So did the Word of God that he ...read more
Contributed by James Lowe on Mar 24, 2008
Getting our needs met
When the devil blocks the door, go through the roof Mark 2: 1-? 1 ¶ And again he entered into Capernaum after some days; and it was noised that he was in the house. 2 And straightway many were gathered together, insomuch that there was no room to receive them, no, not so much as about the ...read more