At-Home Bible Study

This page contains an interactive Bible study that you can do at home.  These Bible studies are changed each week, and they coordinate with the Bible lessons taught in Morningside's Sunday School each Sunday.

The At-Home Bible Study is easy to use.  Simply print this page, get your Bible and a pen or pencil, and begin learning.  If your Bible isn’t handy, click on the verse references to read the Bible verses on your computer screen.  The studies are interactive, so you will be asked to read specific scripture verses and answer questions.  You'll be amazed how much you will learn from God's Word, the Bible.

Bookmark this page and come back each week to study the Bible in your own home.  To further your Bible learning, come to Sunday School at Morningside Baptist Church each Sunday at 8:45 a.m.

Introduction Map This Quarter's Lessons
 

July 31, 2016

Amos 1 - 2

The Serious Consequences of Sin

 

 

 

Life is governed by the principle of cause and effect.  If we do certain things certain results will follow.  For example, when you flip on a light switch you expect the light to come on.  Similarly, if you jump out of a high-flying airplane without a parachute, you will fall to your death.  If you ride in a car without wearing your seat belt, you are more likely to be hurt or killed if an accident occurs.

Our actions produce results and our choices bring consequences.  This is true for good actions and choices as well as for sinful ones.  In the chapters you are about to study God named eight nations, identified their sin, and promised to send terrible judgment (see the Map of Israel and Judah for locations of the nations).

Amos 1:1

What did Amos do for a living?

 

Amos 1:2

What did Amos say the Lord would do (see also Joel 3:16)?

 

Amos 1:3

“Thus saith the Lord; For _________ transgressions of Damascus, and for ________, I will _______ turn away the punishment thereof ….” 

 

Each message of judgment begins the same way, indicating the utter sinfulness of the nation that moved God to send punishment.  Fill in the boxes below with each nation’s sin and the judgment God promised was coming.

Amos 1:3-5 – Damascus

Damascus was (and still is) the capital of Syria.  It is located northeast of the Sea of Galilee.

Sins:

Promised Judgment:

 

 

 

 

Amos 1:6-8 – Gaza

Gaza (modern Gaza City in the Gaza Strip) was one of the chief cities of the Philistines.

Sins:

Promised Judgment:

 

 

 

 

Amos 1:9-10 – Tyre

Tyre was an important Phoenician seaport, in modern Lebanon.

Sins:

Promised Judgment:

 

 

 

 

Amos 1:11-12 – Edom

Edom was located southeast of the Dead Sea, in modern Jordan.

Sins:

Promised Judgment:

 

 

 

 

Amos 1:13-15 – Ammon

Ammon was just east of the Jordan River, in modern Jordan.

Sins:

Promised Judgment:

 

 

 

 

Amos 2:1-3 – Moab

Moab was east of the Dead Sea, in modern Jordan.

Sins:

Promised Judgment:

 

 

 

 

Amos 2:4-5 – Judah

Judah was Amos’ homeland, in modern Israel and the West Bank.

Sins:

Promised Judgment:

 

 

 

 

Amos 2:6-16 – Israel

Israel was north of Judah, in modern Israel and the West Bank.

Sins:

Promised Judgment:

 

 

In verses 9-16, God named some of the blessings He gave Israel, told how they had rejected Him and His prophets, and said He would remove their strength so they would fall to their enemies.

Concluding Thoughts: Each of the nations you’ve read about in this lesson sinned against God and suffered for it.  Sin certainly carries a high price tag!  Also, did you notice that God is not afraid to identify sinners by name and expose their sin to the world?  People foolishly think they can hide their sin from God, but that is impossible.  He knows everything, including your sin.

Let’s get personal: answer these three important questions.

  1. If God were to put your name in that list of nations, what sins could He identify?

  2. What are the possible consequences of your sin, and are you willing to pay that price?

  3. How should you deal with your sin?

Confess your sins to Almighty God right now.  Thank Him for forgiveness and ask for His mercy.

 

 

Project: Memorize Romans 6:23.  Confess your sins every day.

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