Sin, Destruction and David
Passage: Amos 1:1–9:15
HOME GROUP DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
-Why is the imagery of God "roaring" (1:2 and Joel 3:16) so important in this book? What was it intended to communicate to the hearts of the people?
-The sermon highlighted six major areas of sin in the life of Israel during Amos' day:
- Injustice (especially to the poor)
- Sexual Immorality
- False/Vain/hypocritical worship
- Rejection of holiness and revelation
- They were consumers
- Stubbornness of heart
As you think about American church culture, which of these would you say is most prevalent? Why?
-As you think about our culture generally, which do you think is most prevalent? Why?
-How does this list help you to think about communicating the concept of sin when you're sharing the gospel with friends?
-How does Amos provide hope at the end of this book?