Amos

Book Outline & Menu of Notes

Key & Guide to Notes
- Amos -
The Certainty of Judgment upon Israel (and the nations)
I. Judgment on Surrounding Nations (1:1- 2:3)
1. Introduction, Amos 1:1,2
2. Judgment against Syria for Cruelty, 1:3-5
3. Judgment against Philistia for Making Slaves, 1:6-8
4. Judgment against Phoenicia for Breaking Treaty, 1:9,10
5. Judgment against Edom for Revengeful Spirit, 1:11,12
6. Judgment against Ammon for Violent Crimes, 1:13-15
7. Judgment against Moab for Injustice, Amos 2:1-3
II. Judgment on Judah and Israel (2:4-6:14)
1. Judgment against Judah for Despising the Law, 2:4,5
2. Judgment against Israel for Immorality and Blasphemy, 2:6-16
3. God's Just Cause in Judging the Whole House of Israel
    (all 12 Tribes), Amos 3:1-15
    (Privilege creates responsibility;
     the higher the blessing, the greater the punishment.)
4. Israel's Pleasure in Iniquity brought Chastening, Amos 4:1-13
5. Israel's Persistence in Iniquity to bring Captivity, Amos 5:1-27
6. Israel's Arrogant Self-satisfaction to be Cut Down, Amos 6:1-14
III. Visions of the Future (7:1 - 915)
1. Vision of Grasshoppers, Amos 7:1-3
2. Vision of Fire, 7:4-6
3. Vision of Plumbline, 7:7-9
4. Historic Interlude, 7:10-17
    (Personal experience of the Prophet.)
5. Vision of Basket of Summer Fruit, Amos 8:1-14
6. Vision of Worldwide Dispersion, Amos 9:1-10
7. Vision of Worldwide Regathering and
     Restoration of the Kingdom, 9:11-15
 
[Elements of the above outline are borrowed from J.V.McGee.]


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