Series > Amos: The Lord Roars
Amos was one of the twelve minor prophets in the Old Testament that prophesied to Israel. What might be surprising is that Amos prophesied to Israel during a very fruitful period in their history. They were wealthy, at peace with their neighbors, and were experiencing inculturation from other nations. Amos prophesies to people that desired riches and honor more than they desired God. What could be more relevant for our time and place? No culture has ever outgrown the sin of loving money, and Amos’s message is as applicable today as it was over two thousand years ago.
Through Amos, a simple shepherd from Tekoa, God takes on a nation – where he tells his people they’ve turned away from by their lust for wealth, power, and status.