HE REVEALS HIS SECRET (Amos Ch 3:1-15) Winter 2018

                                                   HE REVEALS HIS SECRET

Amos 3:1-15


I. THE LORD HAS SPOKEN AGAINST YOU ISRAEL (vs. 1-2)

a. Who is instructed to listen to the Lord’s word and who is included?___________ ___________________________________________________________________

b. Why does God take particular interest in Israel and purpose to punish them

specifically? _________________________________________________________

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c. Why in verse 1 is the Exodus mentioned and what about this further justifies this

impending punishment? ________________________________________________

d. Is a parent more or less likely to punish their own child or a stranger for bad

behavior? ___________________________________________________________

 

II. THE WARNING HAS GONE OUT (vs. 3-8)

           a. Amos offers several examples in verses 3-6 that at first seem unrelated. What are

           the examples? ________________________________________________________

           ____________________________________________________________________

           b. Verses 7-8 reveal the point of Amos’ examples. What are they?_______________

           ____________________________________________________________________

           c. What part does Amos play in God’s plan? ________________________________

           ____________________________________________________________________

           d. What would Israel do if they were listening? ______________________________

           ____________________________________________________________________

 

III. TWO LEGS OR A PIECE OF AN EAR (vs. 9-15)

a. What do Ashdod (Assyria) and Egypt have with what is about to happen to Israel? ____________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________

b. What does God speak through Amos about Israel in verse 10 that reveals the

condition of Israel? ____________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________

c. How was Israel going to be brought down? _______________________________

____________________________________________________________________

d. What imagery does Amos use to show how devastated Israel would be_________

____________________________________________________________________

Why would Amos use this imagery? _______________________________________

e. Symbolically, what is the reason to show the destruction of the alter at Bethel, the

houses of ivory, and the great houses? ____________________________________

____________________________________________________________________

 

IV. APPLICATION: Does God still warn before He punishes? ________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________

 

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