Sermon Archives: Amos Sermons

Here are our archived sermons on the book of Amos.

The Remnant of Edom Preserved? (Amos 9:11-15)

Oct 8, 2007

The book of Amos concludes with the promise to possess the remnant of Edom. The Lord is the one who is supposed to deliver the remnant of Jacob? How can the Lord possess the remnant of Edom, and at the same time plant Israel in the new land of rest? Does this mean that Israel […]

Israel Destroyed and Delivered (Amos 9:1-10)

Sep 30, 2007

We arrive at the climax of this book with the final vision of this book. In this vision the discloses to Amos the fate of Israel. However, there is the strange declaration. On the one hand Israel will be destroyed, but on the other hand the Lord will preserve the house of Jacob. How can […]

Exploited Exploiters (Amos 8:4-14)

Sep 23, 2007

I am the Lord of the Sabbath declares Christ. Why is it so significant that Christ self consciously knows himself to be the Sabbath Lord? What does it mean that He is the Lord of the Sabbath? What does the Pharisees' reception of Christ demonstrate about the current status of Israel? How is this merely […]

Amaziah the Dissenter (Amos 7:10-8:3)

Sep 16, 2007

The kings in Israel were the people who modeled the reality of heaven. Amaziah, the priest of Bethel, honors this very thing as he gives a report to Jeroboam about a dissenting prophet. It would seem that Amaziah is being loyal to Israel, but ironically we see that Amaziah is a dissenter. How can he […]

Feasters to Fighters (Amos 7:1-9)

Sep 10, 2007

The plumb line is set in the midst of Israel. The Lord will pass in the midst of Israel, but not over Israel. But, how is the Lord going to execute his judgment? Why does the prophet shudder as he witnesses the demise of Israel two times? How does the plumb line make clear to […]

Tranquility to Turmoil (Amos 6:1-14)

Sep 2, 2007

Woe to you who are at ease in Zion. Woe? What is the prophet saying? This is the place where the Lord dwells with His people. Is this not the place of rest? Israel should be at ease in this place because it is the city of David. Why is the prophet stating this concern? […]

The Dreaded Day of the Lord? (Amos 5:18-27)

Aug 28, 2007

Peter describes the day of the Lord in the third chapter of his second letter. He actually exhorts the church to live in light of the day of the Lord. This is such a day that we live in light of it actually waiting for it, desiring this day. Amos the prophet does not have […]

Israel's Death Dirge (Amos 5:1-17)

Jul 29, 2007

Joshua 4 recounts the Israelites entering in the Land of Canaan. They set up their monument at Gilgal testifying to their victory of this promised land. It would seem that a pilgrimage back to Gilgal would be a good thing, but Amos cites this pilgrimage as an offense in his funeral song. Why is this […]

Prepare to Meet Your God (Amos 4:4-13)

Jul 24, 2007

We think back to when Christ was on this earth he inquired whether he could stay at a Samaritan village. The Samaratians rejected Christ, the Son of God-Emmanuel, and told him to continue his journey. The disciples wanted to cast down fire, but Christ rebuked them for making this suggestion. Amos, the prophet, rebukes Israel […]

The Court is Called to Order (Amos 3:13-4:3)

Jul 10, 2007

A mighty king of this age would seek to rally as many people as possible for his cause. This would be a remarkable measure of success, but this is not what we see with Christ. Christ has a follower that is willing to follow him, and Christ essentially rebukes him in Luke 9. Why would […]

The Warrior Shepherd Comes Against Israel (Amos 3:1-12)

Jul 2, 2007

Simon the Zealot was willing to make war in order to see the rightful king sit on the throne in Jerusalem. This is a courageous act to make sure that Christ sits upon the throne of David. However, our Lord does not see this act as being courageous, nor consistent with the kingdom that Christ […]

Indictment of the Nations (Amos 1:3-2:3)

Jul 2, 2007

How long will you judge unjustly and show partiality to the wicked? These are the words of the Psalmist in Psalm 82, but how often don't we ask the same thing as we survey the atrocities that surround in this world? Where is God, and why do I suffer? Amos' prophecy reminds us that these […]

The Roaring Lion of Judah (Amos 1:2)

Jul 2, 2007

The Lord declares that through Judah there will be the mighty warrior king that will arise in history. It is clear that the line set with Judah will continue into eternity. However, Moses declares in Chapter 32 that Israel will fail miserably, and there is little hope for their national future. Amos the prophet speaks […]

The Prophet Before the Storm (Amos 1:1)

Jul 2, 2007

We begin with our study in the book of Amos the prophet. His book opens with these are the words of Amos. This man is merely a shepherd outside the city of Jerusalem. Why should we listen to these words? Why are his words any different from other people’s words? Why are there two contemporary […]

The Holy Nation Indicted (Amos 2:4-16)

Jul 2, 2007

These are the sermons that were preached in 2007 on the book of Amos.   Web Site – www.fresnourc.com Facebook Page – www.facebook.com/fresnourc YouTube – www.youtube.com/user/fresnocurc iTunes – itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/covenant-urcs/id373736493?mt=2