Sermons by Daniel Kendall (Page 3)

Sermons by Daniel Kendall (Page 3)

Do Not Look Forward to Judgment (Amos 5:16-20)

God has just offered His grace to anyone who will repent. He will forgive anyone who will turn to Him, and they will escape His coming judgment. No one will escape The people are not listening to Amos and are not turning to God. They have rejected God’s way of salvation. In light of this God’s judgment is going to come. No one will escape. It does not matter where you live; if you reject God’s offer of salvation there…

God is Gracious to Those Who Repent (Amos 5:13-15)

Amos has declared the coming judgment of God in which 90% of the people will die. He then calls on the people to turn from their wicked ways, namely their social injustice. Be silent The natural reaction to Amos’ message is outright rejection. Amos tells them that wise people will be silent. In other words, don’t reject the message outright; take some time to consider what he is saying. We live in a day of foolish, knee-jerk reactions from people…

There is an Escape from Judgment (Amos 5:4-12)

Seek the Lord and live Although God’s judgment is coming, there is still a way of escape. Although Amos is speaking of physical life this is also the way to escape eternal judgment in hell as well. God does not give them instructions as to some religious deed. He instead points them to Himself. If they will seek Him He will spare them from His coming judgment. Religious deeds will not help Once again, God speaks out against their religious…

Grieving Over Sin and Judgment (Amos 5:1-3)

A funeral dirge Amos now begins to sing a funeral dirge for the nation of Israel. Although not common in our culture, it was very common in his day to sing a song of grief at the funeral of a loved one. Amos is grieved because of what he knows is going to happen to Israel because of their sins. Grieving for the death of a young child Amos’ song begins with telling us how great his grief is. Amos…

Jeroboam to Ahab

We are now going to look at the kings of Israel from Jeroboam to Ahab. And Nadab the son of Jeroboam began to reign over Israel in the second year of Asa king of Judah, and reigned over Israel two years. And he did evil in the sight of the LORD, and walked in the way of his father, and in his sin wherewith he made Israel to sin. And Baasha the son of Ahijah, of the house of Issachar, conspired against…

What Is It Going to Take? (Amos 4:6-13)

Amos has been speaking out about Israel’s sins. He now shows all that God has done to bring them back to Himself. Gluttony and famine The chapter begins with gluttony, but Amos now speaks of the famine that God had brought previously. Whether full or starving, it did not matter; they would not return to the Lord. Drought and rain God sent severe drought at times, and yet at other times He brought abundance of rain. It did not matter.…

Asa

We now look at the reign of Asa. And in the twentieth year of Jeroboam king of Israel reigned Asa over Judah. And forty and one years reigned he in Jerusalem. And his mother’s name was Maachah, the daughter of Abishalom. And Asa did that which was right in the eyes of the LORD, as did David his father. And he took away the sodomites out of the land, and removed all the idols that his fathers had made. And also Maachah his mother,…

Religious Deeds Bring Judgment (Amos 4:4-5)

Strict religious observance In spite of all their sins, the people of Israel were very devout in their religious observances. They were faithful to attend religious services and offer daily sacrifices. They were so faithful in their tithing and offerings that they even followed the once every three years tithe God commanded in Deuteronomy 14:28. They were constantly offering sacrifices of all kinds. They were very, very devout in their religious devotions. God calls their religious observances sin Instead of…

Rehoboam, Jeroboam, and Abijam

We now look at the reigns of Rehoboam, Jeroboam, and Abijam. At that time Abijah the son of Jeroboam fell sick. And Jeroboam said to his wife, Arise, I pray thee, and disguise thyself, that thou be not known to be the wife of Jeroboam; and get thee to Shiloh: behold, there is Ahijah the prophet, which told me that I should be king over this people. And take with thee ten loaves, and cracknels, and a cruse of honey, and go…

Selfishness Brings Judgment (Amos 4:1-3)

Well fed cows Amos calls the women of Israel “Cows of Bashan.” Bashan was a place known for its fine beef; all the cattle there were well fed. Amos is not making fat jokes; instead Amos is pointing out the luxurious lifestyle they lived at the expense of the poor. These well fed women were surrounded by starving masses of poor people. The issue with their gluttony was that they only cared about themselves. Like the Rich Man they ate…

Rehoboam and Jeroboam

We now look at the end of Solomon’s reign and the splitting of the Kingdom. But king Solomon loved many strange women, together with the daughter of Pharaoh, women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Zidonians, and Hittites; Of the nations concerning which the LORD said unto the children of Israel, Ye shall not go in to them, neither shall they come in unto you: for surely they will turn away your heart after their gods: Solomon clave unto these in love. And…

God’s Judgment is Devastating (Amos 3:9-15)

God’s judgment is public The sins of Israel are public. The surrounding nations all know of Israel’s sins. God calls even the heathen nations to sit in judgment against Israel. This call to the heathen indicates several things. First, Israel is no longer ashamed of her sin; she publically displays her sin for the whole world to see (Jeremiah 6:15.) Second, even heathens condemn what Israel is doing. The people of God have become worse than the surrounding nations (1…