Message of Amos (Bible Speaks Today)

by J. A. Motyer

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All prophets in the Hebrew Bible exhibit moral outrage, but Amos seems to have been downright hopping mad. Amos lived in the eighth century B.C.E., and though he was from a southern Judean town called Tekoa, he preached his message of judgment and reform to the prosperous populations in northern Israel, especially in Bethel and Samaria.. According to the book that bears his name, Amos did not.   Author: Amos identifies the author of the Book of Amos as the Prophet Amos. Date of Writing: The Book of Amos was likely written between and B.C. Purpose of Writing: Amos is a shepherd and a fruit picker from the Judean village of Tekoa when God calls him, even though he lacks an education or a priestly background. Amos' mission is directed to his neighbor to the north, Israel. Affluence, exploitation and the profit motive were the most notable features of the society which Amos observed and in which he worked Standards had gone to pot. Authority and the rule of law were despised, and national leadership, while revelling in. Like all biblical prophets, Amos spoke the oracles of Yahweh, Israel's God, to people in a particular context. In order to comprehend the theology of the book that bears his name, one must have a basic understanding of that context. The original recipients of Amos's message were the citizens of the northern kingdom of Israel in approximately.

Well thought out and well organized commentary on the book of Amos. This book as been a helpful aid in my preparation of sermons in Amos. It also should be a good concise Bible study aid to the layman or Sunday school teacher who desires to teach from the prophet .   The Book of Hosea was likely written between and B.C. Purpose of Writing: Hosea wrote this book to remind the Israelites—and us—that ours is a loving God whose loyalty to His covenant people is unwavering. In spite of Israel’s continual turning to false gods, God’s steadfast love is portrayed in the long-suffering husband of the. LEARNING FROM THE BOOK OF AMOS Number 39 A MESSAGE OF RESTORATION Sermon 1 Amos 9: WE come now to the last revelation of God through Amos to the faithful in Israel. The truth is that even in the worse scenario of the church, there is .

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Amos, herdsman of Tekoa, was sent from God with a powerful message of correction for the ancient House of Israel. In spite of withering opposition, he fearlessly indicted the nation for its hollow, meaningless piety, social injustice and general immorality.

Amos' message must not be lost on our modern generation. I am no prophet," protested Amos, "nor a prophet's son; but I am a herdsman. The Message of Amos, one of the shepherds of Tekoa, that he received on behalf of Israel. It came to him in visions during the time that Uzziah was king of Judah and Jeroboam II son of Joash was king of Israel, two years before the big earthquake.

Swallowing the Same Old Lies - The Message: GOD roars from Zion, shouts from Jerusalem. The thunderclap voice withers the pastures tended by. The message of Amos lands on the global church today with as much force and necessity as it landed on the people of God 2, years ago.

The key idea in Amos is that God is just and impartial and will judge not only the nations but also his own people for their life of ease and apathy amid human suffering.

To prosperous nations around the world. THE BOOK OF AMOS Message: God’s relationship with His people includes judging them in righteousness when they sin and restoring them in grace. At the heart of this message is the covenant between Yahweh and his people.

Covenantal concerns are central to the Yahweh’s accusations (e.g., mistreatment of the poor. The Book of Amos, Chapters 3 & 4 — A Christian Growth Message. Simon Manchester of St Thomas’ Anglican Church in North Sydney presents a five-part series of messages exploring the book of Amos.

Amos had a heavy message. It was not an easy message, but Amos did not run away from delivering it. Dealing with apostasy is never an easy matter.

There is probably nothing more difficult than dealing with issues where one is unsure what the reactions will be of the individuals receiving the message. Amos, it tells us in verse one, was a. The book of Amos was written during the era Message of Amos book divided kingdoms of Israel but in an age which is much prosperous than the previous times especially the Northern kingdom of Isreal with ruler Jeroboam II reached at such a level of growth and prosperity as was not seen after David and Solomon.

Amos’ role in the Bible. Amos is the third of the Minor Prophets, the last twelve books of the Old Testament. When God had a message for the people, He gave his message through the prophets. These messages came in visions, oracles, dreams, parables, and the like. Amos’s ministry may have been the earliest of the Minor Prophets’.

Message of Amos book Southerner from the tribe of Judah, Amos crossed the border into Israel to preach a dynamic, immediately challenging and socially and politically uncompromising message.

But it was more than a just a challenge to social and moral corruption and the need for reformation. The task is both historical and hermeneutical.

This article also will deal with the message of the whole book of Amos in its contemporary setting and attempt to interpret that message for the modern world. Critical questions about the history of Israel and the composition of Amos.

The Message of Amos book. Read 9 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Affluence, exploitation and the profit motive were the most nota 4/5. An uncomfortable message. The major themes in the book of Amos – judgment, injustice, lament, the sin of God’s people, repentance – are not easy subjects.

Reading them today we may well be tempted to downplay the force of the message and dilute the challenge it brings. Amos. Go To Amos Index. Title: As with each of the Minor Prophets, the title comes from the name of the prophet to whom God gave His message ().

Amos’ name means “burden” or “burden-bearer”. He is not to be confused with Amoz (“stout, strong”), the father of Isaiah (Isaiah ). Amos is a very strong message of judgment with very little encouragement but for me the joy of this commentary came from growing (what felt like becoming proficient in a book previously I knew nothing of) in another book of God’s Word and seeing the clear Reviews: Amos was a shepherd in a region called Tekoa, about six miles south of Bethlehem.

Commentaries describe the area as somewhat rugged, rocky, and with sparse grazing fields. Shepherds in that region had to make extensive trips to feed their flocks. In the book of Amos, we find two uses Amos performed: he kept sheep (Amos ). Amos: An Ordinary Man with an Extraordinary Message.

T.J. Betts Christian Focus Like other commentaries in this series, this work on Amos provides a helpful exposition of an important Bible book. Betts, associate professor of Old Testament Interpretation at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, discusses the book of Amos in 1 The Message of Amos, one of the shepherds of Tekoa, that he received on behalf of Israel.

It came to him in visions during the time that Uzziah was king of Judah and Jeroboam II son of Joash was king of Israel, two years before the big earthquake. Amos Message: 1. Amos proclaimed God’s message concerning eight nations, especially the northern kingdom of Israel.

In Amoswe see a vivid picture of the Lord as a lion whose roar reaches all the way to Mt. Carmel in the North. This describes what God is doing through Amos - proclaiming a fiery message of condemnation and. The Book of Amos is the third of the Twelve Minor Prophets in the Tanakh/Old Testament and the second in the Greek Septuagint tradition.

Amos, an older contemporary of Hosea and Isaiah, was active c. BC during the reign of Jeroboam II (– BC), making Amos the first prophetic book of the Bible to be written. Amos lived in the kingdom of Judah but preached in the northern kingdom of. Great book.

T.J. Betts is an excellent author and a very humble man of God. Amos is a great book to study to learn about an ordinary man who was faithful to God and the difficult message that God had for him.

One of the key ideas of Amos is that true worship spawns social justice. God holds nations accountable for their social policy/5(5). The Book of Amos, which is the earliest of the prophetic writings to be preserved in book form, consists of nine chapters.

Not all of the material found in these chapters came from Amos himself. Editors and copyists added comments to the prophet's original oracles that they deemed appropriate in light of events that occurred after his death.

Scholars have emphasized the importance of Amos among the great prophets of the Old Testament by means of various expressions. He has been referred to as the “first of the classical prophets,” [1] Philip Hyatt, “The Book of Amos,” Interpretation, III, No.

3 (July, ), the “first of the writing prophets,” [2] James L. Mays, “Words about the Words of Amos,” Interpretation. Book of Amos, the third of 12 Old Testament books that bear the names of the Minor Prophets, collected in one book under the Jewish canon titled The Twelve.

Amos, a Judaean prophet from the village of Tekoa, was active in the northern kingdom of Israel during the reign of Jeroboam II (c.

–, Eugene H. Peterson by NavPress Publishing. Learn More About The Message. Thus J. Motyer exposes and explains the astonishingly relevant--but never popular--message of the prophet Amos. Michael Green says, "Alec Motyer has clearly got the spirit of Amos in his blood.

He loves the prophet from Tekoa, and takes endless pains to Pages: Amos provides a brief rundown of these events in Amos and Years later, Jesus Christ in His famous Olivet prophecy also referred to this time in Matthew “For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be.”.

AMOS' MESSAGE AGAINST SIN (Amos ) Perhaps the greatest reason for the prophet's condemnation of Israel was that the people were ''at ease.'' They were indolent, sinful, and indifferent to the Lord.

All of this was at a time when great unrighteousness marked the nation. The Book Of Amos By The Minor Prophet Amos Words | 5 Pages. The book of Amos, written by the minor prophet Amos, is found towards the end of the Old Testament of the Bible.

The book of Amos is God’s message to His people to repent and reform, as He is angered by the Israelite’s unfaithfulness, perversion and distortion of religion. Amos is the first of the prophets to write down the messages he has received. He has always been admired for the purity of his language, his beauty of diction, and his poetic art.

In all these respects he is Isaiah's spiritual progenitor. What we know of Amos derives solely from the book Born: Tekoa. Book of Amos Select The Chapter you want. Title: As with each of the Minor Prophets, the title comes from the name of the prophet to whom God gave His message ().Amos’ name means “burden” or “burden-bearer”.

He is not to be confused with Amoz (“stout, strong”), the father of Isaiah (Isaiah ). As it is presented in this book, Amos’s message is one of almost unrelieved gloom (but see –15).

A later appendix (–15), however, ends the book on a hopeful note, looking beyond the judgment that had already taken place in fulfillment of Amos’s word.

The Book of Amos may be divided as follows: Editorial Introduction (–2). The figure of God as judge dominates the book of Amos, though the Lord is not viewed as a judge without mercy. At the very core of the message, the Lord holds out hope for any who will forsake evil and follow the good he desires (, 6, ).

He sends his prophets and his punishments in an effort to stimulate repentance (; ).But as we will see, Amos is anything but minor, in his message and his importance to us. In fact, the book of Amos has an extremely important message for us today in the United States of America, the English-speaking peoples, and the world, and for all nations.

It is an extremely important book.