For such a short book and such a minor prophet, Amos sure packs a wallop!
Our talk explores why this eighth-century BCE Hebrew prophet has inspired students through the centuries to consider the overlap between religion and ethics. For instance, these nine brief chapters meant much to social reformer Martin Luther King, Jr., who engaged in his own Bible discovery and often quoted Amos in his civil rights speeches.
Bible prophets might seem far from the twenty-first-century social justice, but in this talk you will discover the Biblical roots of that movement and understand why the prophet Amos’ demands for reforms in eighth-century BCE are still relevant today.
The book of Amos is also a window on the God-fearing Hebrews at this period in their history: It explains their class system, business practices, and morals, all of which sound shockingly familiar.
Amos was called to reinvigorate the Hebrews to worship and understand God. Perhaps God is making the same call on you today. Groups of Bible students can order an Amos Bible Study Workbook that helps you dig into the Bible’s depths to discover its gems.
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