Session 5: Ethics

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  • Study

    Begin this session by reading Scripture and answering questions to reflect on the selected Bible verses.

    In this conversation with Amaziah, the king of Judah, what is Amos’ occupation before he is called to be a prophet? Does Amos receive any opposition?

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    What are the consequences for king Amaziah opposing the prophet of God?

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    What have the people done wrong? What are the consequences?

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    What does God reject? What does God desire?

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    How do the people‘s actions invalidate their faith?

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    What are the people guilty of?

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    Because of the people’s actions, what does God promise them?

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  • Learn

    Amos: A simple shepherd that God called to deliver a message of judgement to the people of Israel.

    God rebuked the people for perverting justice and taking advantage of the poor. The people believed that they were rich because they were blessed by God when, actually, their wealth was built on the unfair treatment of others.

    Amos urged the Israelites, and us, to be people of God by our beliefs and our actions.

    • Act justly and live ethically.
    • Do not to take advantage of others economically.
    • Address the needs of the poor.
    • Empower justice in the lives of others.

     

    We learn from the book of Amos that worship accepted by God is worship from people who seek to be righteous in their lives, not just their religion.

  • Grow

    In the book of Amos, people viewed their wealth and prosperity as a sign of God’s blessing. How does your culture encourage such attitudes and behaviors?

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    Amos told us that our failure to address the lack of justice and the needs of others means God ignores our worship of Him. How does this impact your daily walk with God?

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    How do you keep concern for the poor, the powerless, and those rejected by society as a fundamental part of your faith without making it the central focus?

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    As a statement of your faith, list three specific ways you can express concern for the poor, the powerless, or those rejected by society in your life this week.

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