Pastor John Ting shares his journey from being an adherent of the social Gospel to his over-reaction to his present biblical position. He asks how the message of the prophets and especially Amos who strongly condemns the rich and powerful for their oppression and exploitation of the poor should impact us today at the personal church and government level. He ends by quoting from Jim Wallis' God's Politics which points out the Republican bias against the poor and toward the rich as unbiblical and sinful.
In a world filled with Bibles, Christian resources and sermons posted online, could we be like ancient Israel, who pretended to worship God, but rejected his Word in our lives? What is one of the best tests for us to check if our worship of God is genuine of fake? And what must God do to eradicate false worship from our hearts once and for all? Pastor Luck Yong preaches from Amos 8.
The book of Amos recorded the prophesy of impending judgment that God will be bringing to Israel because Israel had failed the Plumb Line Test. In Amos 7, we catch a glimpse of the compassionate God & His prophet in action. At the same time, God also demonstrated that He is Just in bringing judgement upon a rebellious people. Justice is necessary because God is just. Mercy & grace are equally real because God acted in grace and mercy by sending Amos to warn the people of the impending judgement giving them a chance to repent. How then does God hold justice and mercy together? Pastor Joe Heng preaches from Amos 7.
The discipline of the Lord is not always easy to accept. The pain and suffering that we experience sometimes causes us to think that He intends more harm than good. Yet is this true? What are the desires of our Heavenly Father when He disciplines His children? Come and learn from Amos 4 when God disciplined the children of Israel for their sins. Brother Kenneth Goh preaches at the family service.
Amos pronounced God's coming judgment upon the northern Kingdom of Israel because the wealthy and powerful were oppressing and exploiting the poor and needy and because their religion was a religion without morality. Pastor John Ting preaches from Amos 1:3-2:6; 3:1-8.