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Prophecy 6 Amos 5 24 Slides 110809

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Prophecy 6 Amos 5 24 Slides 110809

  1. 1. message six<br />Your Prophetic Treatment Program<br />Amos 5:24<br />
  2. 2. An Experiential Exegesis of “Crazy Is As Crazy Does”<br />1. It is a crazy world we live in, 5:7,11<br />
  3. 3. An Experiential Exegesis of “Crazy Is As Crazy Does”<br />1. It is a crazy world we live in, 5:7,11<br />2. There are crazy people in this world, 5:16<br />
  4. 4. An Experiential Exegesis of “Crazy Is As Crazy Does”<br />1. It is a crazy world we live in, 5:7,11<br />2. There are crazy people in this world, 5:16<br />3. We have personally done some crazy stuff, 26<br />
  5. 5. Thesis:<br />The prophecy of Amos teaches us how to prepare to meet our God, 4:12.<br />
  6. 6. Point 1.<br />Amos takes us on a prophecy track, because in chapters 1-2 he shows us the route of the Second Coming.<br />
  7. 7. The Tenor of the Times<br />A. It is a time of unparalleled prosperity<br />
  8. 8. The Tenor of the Times<br />A. It is a time of unparalleled prosperity<br />B. It is a time where pleasure is autocratic but only pain is democratic<br />
  9. 9. The Tenor of the Times<br />A. It is a time of unparalleled prosperity<br />B. It is a time where pleasure is autocratic but only pain is democratic<br />C. It is a time of abject rural poverty in affluent urban prosperity<br />
  10. 10. Overview of Amos<br />Amos 1-2: eight burdens<br />Amos 3-6: three sermons<br />Amos 7-9: five visions<br />
  11. 11. Point 2.<br />It’s easy to get a cheap Amen as long as you preach about the sins of other people.<br />
  12. 12. Point 3.<br />God is a God of our history, because history is really “Hisstory” in our time.<br />
  13. 13. Remember what God has already done<br />In your religious history, 2:4<br />In your external history, 2:9-10<br />In your internal history, 3:1; 6:5-6<br />
  14. 14. Steps in Your Prophetic Treatment Program<br />1. Recognize where you came from does not define or confine where you can go, 1:1<br />
  15. 15. Steps in Your Prophetic Treatment Program<br />2. Recognize your vertical connection must have horizontal consequences, 5:24<br />
  16. 16. “Some wish to live within thesound of a chapel bell;<br /> I wish to run a rescue mission within a yard of hell…”<br /> —C.T. Studd, 1860-1931, missionary to China, India, Africa<br />
  17. 17. Steps in Your Prophetic Treatment Program<br />3. Recognize you must get from God a bright vision of the “not yet” in the dark place of your right now<br />

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