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This Sunday @ healingsprings fellowship 

In our studies on the Book of Amos we explored Amos’ Theology in light of his Oracles and Sermons.

Lessons from this book is important especially at a time when our nation is bitterly divided spiritually, intellectually, socially, economically and politically.  

To this end I will be treating Amos’ visions, their meaning and the success of his intercession in averting the calamities from the nation. 

As part of my lecture, I will give close attention to 3 subtopics: prayer,  intercession and visions. 
In the words of Amos, 

“Surely the Lord God does nothing, without revealing his secret to his servants the prophets.” – Amos 3:7

So, join us at 3pm. 

Bexleyheath Academy, 

Woolwich Road, 

Bexley DA6 7DA

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Today @ Healingsprings fellowship 

Last week we examined who a prophet was in Amos’ time, in contrast to our time.

I noted that in our time it is easy to see prophets as social reformers, but first and foremost a prophet is a man of God. 
He is a religious visionary, an innovator, an original thinker; who impresses his own new moral insights on society, arriving at fresh ideas about religion. 
As such a prophet’s criticism is felt to have a force and authority that cannot be matched by any known institution on earth.
Hence the testimony of Moses: “Thus the Lord used to speak to Moses face to face, as one speaks to a friend.” – (Exodus 33:11a)

And much later, Amos:
“Surely the Lord God does nothing, without revealing his secret to his servants the prophets.” – (Amos 3:7)
With this as a backdrop, we pressed on to Amos’ ideas of God. For Amos, for example, other gods did not even get an audience – Yahweh is sovereign! 
Therefore this week I will explore his visions (5 in total), and his intercessory dialogue. 
Questions include: when did the visions occur? Is Amos’ writing in chronological order? 
But perhaps the most valuable questions are: what is Amos’ message? How can we apply it in our lives and our relationship with God?

So, join us! 
(3:00-4:30)pm
The English Room, Bexleyheath Academy

Bexley 

 

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#spiritualintelligence

Today @ Healingsprings fellowship 

Who is a prophet?

In our time it is easy to see prophets as social reformers, but first and foremost a prophet is a man of God. He is a religious visionary, an innovator, an original thinker; who impresses his own new moral insights on society, arriving at fresh ideas about religion. As such a prophet’s criticisms is felt to have a force and authority that cannot be matched by any known institution on earth.
Last week we delved into two of Amos’ teaching: social and economic justice, and obedience and total loyalty to God – not sacrifices. 
Pressing on, today I’ll be treating his monotheistic view. For Amos, the other gods did not even get an audience – Yahweh is sovereign! 
If time permits, I will explore his visions (5 in total), and his intercessory dialogue. Questions include: when did the visions occur? Is Amos’ writing in chronological order?
However the most valuable questions are these: what is Amos’ message? How can we apply it in our lives and our relationship with God?
So, join us! 
3-4:30pm
The English Room, Bexleyheath Academy

Bexley 

 

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