Sermon Series
  • 1. God Speaks

    Contributed on May 25, 2007
    based on 23 ratings

    Despite the fact that mankind continually rebels against God, He consistently displays His love and desire for personal relationship by speaking.

    1. The first truth about the way God speaks concerns the man God speaks through 2. The second truth about the way God speaks concerns the days God speaks in 3. The third truth about the way God speaks concerns the Word God speaks AMOS 1:1-2 There was a middle aged woman who had a heart more

  • 2. Rebels Without A Chance

    Contributed on Aug 27, 2007
    based on 42 ratings

    Times have changed and the names on the map have changed, but God remains the same and man’s response to Him remains the same. God’s pattern of judgment remains the same also.

    1. God’s grace 2. Man’s response 3. Man’s conviction 4. God’s judgment How many times have you ever heard a sermon that you thought, “Boy, I wish so-and-so was here.” Or, “I hope so-and-so is listening.” One thing, preachers love hearing Amens. So much so, that some will fall into the more

  • 3. Fear The Roar

    Contributed on Aug 27, 2007
    based on 25 ratings

    Whether ancient Israel, a modern nation or a local church, God always responds harshly when those He has blessed rebel against Him.

    1. God’s first response is He speaks His warning 2. God’s second response is He shows His witness 3. God’s third response is He sends His weapon 4. God’s fourth response is He separates His wheat Anybody who has been married for more than five minutes knows that there are some things you more

  • 4. Meeting God

    Contributed on Aug 27, 2007
    based on 27 ratings

    There are two ways to prepare to meet God—on our terms or on His terms.

    1. How Israel tried to meet God on their terms a. They behaved on their own terms (4:1) b. They worshipped on their own terms (4:4-5) 2. How God persuaded Israel to meet Him on His terms a. God warned on His terms—His holiness (4:2-3) b. God persuaded on His terms (4:6-11) 3. The more

  • 5. Funeral For The Living Dead

    Contributed on Aug 27, 2007
    based on 22 ratings

    In this funeral lament for Israel, God reminds them that He is on His throne and it is only in seeking Him that they will live.

    1. Destruction is coming (5:1-3; 16-17) 2. Hope is waiting (5:4-6; 14-15) 3. Evil is abounding (5:7; 10-13) 4. God is reigning (5:8-9) AMOS 5:1-17 I know it’s July, but it’s never too soon to start thinking of Christmas. How many of you remember the old Charles Dickens play, A Christmas more

  • 6. Be Careful What You Wish For

    Contributed on Aug 27, 2007
    based on 37 ratings

    We often look forward to eschatological events as wonderful pie-in-the-sky times. While the fulfillment of those events will result in unimaginable blessedness, we cannot forget they are initiated by judgment. Are we ready for how they will arrive?

    Be careful what you wish for. 1. Because it might not be what you expect. 2. Because you might not be as ready for it as you think. 3. Because your memory might not be as good as you think it is. 4. Because you might need to do everything you can in the present grace God gives you. AMOS more

  • 7. All You Can Ease Buffet

    Contributed on Aug 27, 2007
    based on 21 ratings

    God cries out in grief over the death of Israel because of their complacency.

    As you turn to Amos 6 tonight, I want to tell you about the first word of our text. That word is Woe. Everybody experiences grief in different ways. Some people keep it inside. Some people cry. But there are some people who really break down. We’ve all seen pictures of the professional more

  • 8. Afflicting The Comfortable

    Contributed on Aug 27, 2007
    based on 22 ratings

    Like He did with Israel, God is in the business of afflicting the comfortable. When we are at ease in Zion, He sometimes has to shake us up with righteous affliction.

    1. Introduction (6:8) 2. Afflicting the comfortable—(what does righteous affliction look like?) a. Afflicted bodies (6:9-10) b. Afflicted buildings (6:11) c. Afflicted brains (6:12-13) d. Afflicted borders (6:14) 3. Conclusion a. We know what God’s righteous affliction looks like—how do we more

  • 9. Three Strikes, You're Out!

    Contributed on Aug 27, 2007
    based on 19 ratings

    Israel missed each opportunity God gave them. Each time Amos interceded, God held off on afflicting them. Finally, He had enough—He afflicted them with almost complete destruction. God is faithful to respond to the intercessory prayers of His people.

    1. The first pitch was a fastball of grace. 2. The second pitch was a fastball of mercy. 3. The third pitch was a changeup of affliction. AMOS 7:1-9 I think everybody here knows how much I enjoy sports. Mostly football, but I like other sports too. I like watching NASCAR. I’m a more

  • 10. Message Delivered

    Contributed on Sep 10, 2007
    based on 31 ratings

    In order to faithfully obey God’s call to be messengers of His gospel, we need to see the obstacles that we will face. But not only do we need to see the obstacles, we need to be able to overcome them like Amos did.

    1. Introduction a. A messenger of God will face personal opposition (10) b. A messenger of God will face verbal misrepresentation (11) c. A messenger of God will face sensible temptation (12-13) i. Wouldn’t it be nice to go home? ii. Eat your home cooking? iii. It’s OK to prophesy—just don’t more

  • 11. Ripe For The Picking

    Contributed on Sep 24, 2007
    based on 31 ratings

    The same fruits evident in Amos’ basket are still around in our churches today. Are we keeping them fresh by obeying God’s pattern for them? Or are we allowing them to become overripe and rotten by our disobedience?

    1. Introduction (8:1-2) 2. The first fruit in God’s basket of obedience is the fruit of worship. (movement from songs to howling to silence)—Amos 8:3 3. The second fruit in God’s basket of obedience is the fruit of stewardship. (movement from commerce to consumerism to condemnation)—Amos more

  • 12. Vision Of The Lord

    Contributed on Oct 1, 2007
    based on 26 ratings

    Just as Israel had a skewed picture of God, sometimes we do too. Instead of seeing God in His fullness, we only pick out certain attributes to focus on like His love and mercy. Do we see God as He is, or made Him into somthing He isn’t?

    1. How do you see the Lord? The Lord reveals Himself as: a. A seeking God (1b-3a) b. A sovereign God (3b-8) c. A sifting God (9-10) d. A saving God (11-15) 2. How does the Lord see you? a. If you don’t see Him as He’s revealed Himself, He will show Himself to you as Judge (8-10) b. If you more