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Amos: Covenant Warnings and Promises


The Return of the King

by Joe Boot

December 6, 2009 | Amos 9:11-15

Jesus has come to save a people for Himself from every tribe and nation. The incarnation gives us a philosophy of history: the sovereign God of the Bible has come into history as Lord and King.


Spoiled Fruit

by Scott Masson

November 29, 2009 | Amos 8

God brings comfort to His people even when delivering words of judgment; this is because we already know and expect His covenant promises. Judgment begins with the household of God, because we have known mercy, but rejected its practice in our own lives.


Being a Man of God

by Joe Boot

November 22, 2009 | Amos 7

I. To be a man of God means we’re to be intercessors (people of prayer). II. To be a man of God is to be a man or woman of the covenant. III. Being a man of God is to be a man or woman of courage.


At Ease in Zion

by Joe Boot

November 8, 2009 | Amos 6:1-14

The cross highlights the moral necessity of God's wrath against sin and His sacrifice to show sinners His mercy.


Seek God and Live

by Joe Boot

November 1, 2009 | Amos 5:1-27

Our God is not weak. He governs the heavens and all of creation.


Prepare to Meet Your God

by Joe Boot

October 18, 2009 | Amos 4:1-13

Natural man hates God's warning of judgment because it threatens our moral autonomy. But our God is in control of all of history and He is near.


Appeals and Apologetics

by Joe Boot

October 11, 2009 | Amos 3:1-4:3

The concept of covenant is basic to all of the Bible. God sovereignly establishes a special relationship with His people, promising them benefits and requiring obedience. If a covenant is to be meaningful, there must be a penalty for breaking it. The gospel of Jesus is something we are to obey, not merely something we receive or believe. The blessings and judgments of God are real, and still apply to us today.


Home Truths: God has No Favourites

by Scott Masson

October 4, 2009 | Amos 2:4-16

God judges gentile nations not only for harming His people, but for violations of His covenant standards. In Amos, the latter is the emphasis. Israel had begun to understand their election as arbitrary favouritism, abandoning the significance of God's covenant.


The Certainty of Judgment

by Joe Boot

September 20, 2009 | Amos 1:3-2:3

Amos spoke against Israel's sin at a time of religious decline, emphasizing the universality of God's reign over the nations. He warns of the absolute certainty of God's judgment.


The Lion of Judah

by Joe Boot

September 13, 2009 | Amos 1:1-2

 Amos insists that the church loses the centrality of the Word of God to its eternal peril.