Amos chastises the people for empty words and rituals, but it is not our rituals that God despises, it is the giving up of the hope that we can contribute to making this world more like the world God intended – a world where God’s justice and compassion are lived out.
Worship this week:
Saturday – 5:00 p.m. in the chapel
Sunday – 8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship
9:30 a.m. Sunday School and fellowship
10:30 a.m. Contemporary Worship
Let Justice Roll Down – Amos 1:1-2; 5:14-15, 21-24 – November 12, 2017
SHARE: What was a high point of your day? What was a low point?
READ: Read the following daily readings to deepen your understanding
Sunday, Amos 1:1-2; 5:14-15, 21-24, Amos: Justice Rolls Down
Monday, Amos 3:1-8, Israel’s Guilt and Punishment
Tuesday, Amos 5:18-20, The Day of the Lord a Dark Day
Wednesday, Amos 6:1-8, Complacent Self-Indulgent Punished
Thursday, Amos 6:9-14, Complacent Self-Indulgent Punished
Friday, Amos 7:1-9, Locusts, Fire, and a Plumb Line
Saturday, Amos 9:22-25, The Restoration of David’s Kingdom
TALK: Consider some of these ideas:
But let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an everflowing stream. (Amos 5:24)
Amos brings a sobering testimony to the people. We can make a show of loving what is good, but in the end all God cares about is if we actually worked to bring about justice.
- Where do you see the greatest inequities in your community?
- What can you do to make your world more just?
- How does one person become a crowd, a crowd become a movement, movement become change?