SEEK THE LORD AND LIVE (Amos Ch 5:1-27) Winter 2018

                                             SEEK THE LORD AND LIVE

Amos 5:1-27


I. A LAMENTATION (vs. 1-3)

a. Who is Amos lamenting and why? ___________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________

b. What is the significance of verse 3? _________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________

c. Why is there no one to help Israel? __________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________

d. How had God already helped Israel and what was He currently doing to offer Israel help? _________________________________________________________________________

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II.  ANOTHER CALL TO REPENT (vs. 4-15)

           a. What was the only way Israel was going to live? _______________________________ 

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           b. Where were the people inclined to look for help during times of adversity?___________

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           c. Compare verses 5-6 with Ch. 4:4-5. What was He saying in Ch. 4 and what is He saying now?

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           d.  Ill gotten wealth and material possessions will not be enjoyed by Israel. Why? _________
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           e. The Lord appeals for repentance that He may be gracious to whom? __________________

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III. WOE TO YOU (vs. 16-27)

a. Why does Amos state Israel really should not be looking forward to the day of the Lord? ___________________________________________________________________________

b. What is intended by the lion/bear and wall/viper illustrations? _______________________

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c. What was wrong with Israel’s worship (vs. 21-26)? ________________________________

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d. How are these verses similar to what was happening during Jesus earthly ministry? ______

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_______________________________ (see Matthew 23, Mark 7:6)

e. Because they will not repent what would become of Israel? _________________________

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APPLICATION: What must we take from Amos warning and apply to our lives? _________________

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