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Amos, An Introduction

Amos, An Introduction

Amos was an unremarkable man whose life was radically re-directed when God chose him to deliver a devastating message to the people of Israel. In a time of economic prosperity, religious hypocrisy, and moral degeneracy, God sent Amos to warn God’s people that His patience had run out. Alistair Begg teaches that God’s message, spoken through Amos, is equally uncomfortable, but vitally relevant, for the Church today

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The Lion's Roar

Amos was not a learned man, but a shepherd from a small town. He was not an innovator; he simply reminded people of facts they already knew. The only remarkable thing about Amos was how unremarkable he was. It was a time of prosperity, corruption, and compromise. God’s people played at religion and toyed with sin. God used Amos to remind His people that religious profession was meaningless unless accompanied by obedience, holiness, and wholehearted worship. He warned them that while God was merciful, He was running out of patience.

In this series, Alistair Begg explains why the prophetic words of Amos remain relevant to today’s Church, which often focuses on religious experiences while denying the truths of biblical doctrine and reduces biblical imperatives to personal options. Like Amos, Alistair urges us to align our worship and lifestyles with the truth of Scripture and renew our relationship with God today, knowing that His judgment is imminent.