BEOLD, THE DAYS ARE COMING (Amos Ch 8:1-14) Winter 2018

                                         BEHOLD, THE DAYS ARE COMING

Amos 8:1-14


I. SUMMER FRUIT (vs. 1-3)

a. Summer fruit is a term used to describe the ‘overripe’ last of the fruit. What was

this to represent to Amos? _____________________________________________

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b. In chapter 7 God passed over judgment twice. Will He pass by them again? ___________________________________________________________________

c. What would the judgment be like? _____________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________

d. For people who only see God as a loving God what does this reveal? _________

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II. HEAR THIS… (vs. 4-10)

           a.  What were the people doing that drew God’s wrath? _____________________

           ___________________________________________________________________

           b. While outwardly observing the Sabbath what was really going on? ___________

           ___________________________________________________________________

           c. False scales and deceit were rampant. Who were the victims? _______________

           ___________________________________________________________________

           d. What can we know that the Lord will “never forget any of their works?”_______

           ___________________________________________________________________

           e. How grievously would the people mourn the end of Israel? _________________

              _______________________________________________________________

 

III. A FAMINE…OF HEARING THE WORD OF THE LORD (vs. 11-14)

a. Even more than a famine of bread what would the Lord withhold from Israel? __________________________________________________________________

b. Why would the Lord not reveal His Word to these and how do we reconcile this

with Jeremiah 29:11-13? ______________________________________________

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c. What does verse14 reveal about those in Israel and where their heart truly was? ___________________________________________________________________

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IV. APPLICATION: When people sin and reap the consequences of their sin but only make

a show of repentance or spirituality until the crisis passes then quickly return to their

sin…what will likely become of them? ____________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________

 

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