Set Up for Worship

Amos

Amos 2:4-16

Amos’ prophecy against Israel begins

We now get to the primary point of Amos - God’s covenant-fulfilling discipline of the Northern Kingdom of Israel.


 Discovery Questions

Self-reflection:

Read Amos 2:4-16. How has God worked in my life to set me up for worship? How can I take better advantage of that?

With your family:

Since this is a week we celebrate the Lord’s Supper, try celebrating the Lord’s Supper as a family this week. There’s no set way to do this … just any way of sharing the bread and the cup in a way that remembers the sacrifice of Jesus for us and to self-examine. (If your kids are not believers, yet, then choose an inclusive way to remember the sacrifice of Jesus together, such as reading one of the accounts of the Crucifixion and talking about it.)

With your small group:

  1. Read Amos 2:4-16.
  2. What stands out to you in these verses? Why?
  3. What bothers you about these verses? Why?
  4. Discuss the self-reflection question above.
  5. Discuss how advocating for the vulnerable is related to worship. How might this group incorporate this idea?
  6. Given this passage, what should you do this week?

Preview

Next week, continue in Amos with Amos 3:1-15. Read ahead to put the most into our study.

Reading the Bible Through as a Church for 2018

We will be reading a Bible plan from YouVersion, "Walk Through The Bible 365 - October"

We encourage you to:

1) Download the YouVersion Bible app onto your device;

2) Then select "Plans" and then "Find plans;"

3)  Search for "Walk Through October" and find "Walk Through The Bible 365 - October" plan;

4) Select "Start plan."  

5) Each month you should be able to "catch me up" to the first day of each month and stay on track reading through the Bible together.

  (https://www.bible.com/reading-plans/2129-walk-with-god-for-35-days)  or

  (www.tinyurl.com/2018Bible)