INTRODUCTION TO AMOS (Amos 1:1-15) Winter 2018

                                           INTRODUCTION TO AMOS

Amos 1:1-15

*Amos was likely a herdsman or sheep breeder and not a ‘professional’ prophet. His name

literally means burdened which aptly describes his ministry to Israel in the eighth century BC.

Amos was a contemporary of Hosea as prophets to Israel, and Isaiah and Micah in Judah.

 

I. GOD’S JUDGMENT ON DAMASCUS (vs. 1-5)

a. How clear is Amos about where and when he was called to prophesy? ______________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ b. Was similarity

do you see in verse 2 and Joel 3:16? ________________________________________

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c. What doe God have against Damascus (Syria)? ______________________________ ______________________________________________________________________

d. God ordered Elijah to anoint Hazael over Syria (1 Kings 19:15-17 – 20:1) Why does

He now hold them accountable? ____________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________(Matt. 18:7)

 

  1. JUDGMENT ON GAZA AND TYRE (vs. 6-10)

    a. What did Gaza do to Israel? ______________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________

    b. What will God do to Gaza? _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________

    c. How did Tyre conspire with Gaza to harm Israel? _____________________________ _______________________________________________________________________

    d. What will happen to Tyre? _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________

     

  2. JUDGMENT ON EDOM AND AMMON (vs. 11-15)

a. Why is Edom called Israel’s ‘brother?’ _____________________________________

______________________________(Gen. 25:30, Numbers 20:14-21)

b. This passage indicates that the enmity between Jacob and Esau lasted how long? ______________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________

c. What is Ammon’s crime? ________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________

d. Both Ammon (Gen. 19:36-38) and Edom (Gen. 25:30) are related to Israel. Does that

make their transgressions worse? ___________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________

 

  1. APPLICATION: Does it matter how we treat others? ___________________________

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