No Tame Lion: New Series in Amos

27 June 2024

Does God care? Spin the globe and let your finger land wherever, it will likely be a place where injustice prevails. If not, it’s likely a place where decadence and yawning at injustice prevails. Does God care? Whether the issue is idolatry or injustice, what is God’s response? A.W. Tozer once said that what comes to mind when we think about God is the most important thing about us. In the western world, the idea of God has been domesticated like a household cat. Perhaps we can coexist with this God, and basically agree to leave each other alone. The prophet Amos gives us a drastically different perspective. Does God care? The answer roars at us with an emphatic Yes. “The LORD roars from Zion” (Amos 1:2).

 In the Chronicles of Narnia, when told of the lion Aslan, King of Narnia, Lucy asks, “Is He safe?” “Safe?” said Mr. Beaver.”Who said anything about safe? Of course he isn’t safe. But he’s good. He’s the King.” The burden of Amos is to help us see God as He really is – not as a God we can tame and keep at a distance. God is good, and that means that He really does care – about our world, about His church, about you. His roar isn’t only against the sin of His people, but it is for the ultimate good of His people. He pursues so that He might reclaim and renew. 

Join us through July and August as we uncover the powerful message of the prophet Amos and how it helps us live as God’s holy people today.

 July 7th – Amos 1-2 – In Pursuit

July 14th – Amos 3 – Sound the Alarm

July 21st – Amos 4 – Return Policy

July 28th – Amos 5:1-17 – Escape Plan

August 4th – Amos 5:18-6:14 – Day of Woe 

August 11th – Amos 7:1-8:3 – Ripened Time

August 18th – Amos 8:4-9:10 – Day of Reckoning

August 25th – Amos 9:11-15 – Reclaimed and Renewed 

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