Recorded at Westview Christian Fellowship on July 5, 2020 - Caleb Ratzlaff continues the series of Amos, finding three commonalities between Amos and Martin Luther King Jr.'s Letter from a Birmingham Jail. Both Amos and MLK criticize the church, condemn complacency, and call out the perversion of the law.
Recorded at Westview Christian Fellowship on June 28, 2020 - Caleb Ratzlaff continues the series of Amos, revisiting the issue of God's punishment in the context of Chapter 7.
In Chapter 7, Amos convinces God to relent from punishing Israel with famine and drought. Unfortunately, Amos is not able to convince the religious, political, and business elite to relent from trampling the needy. The leaders of Israel exile Amos before he can persuade God to spare them from punishment. There will be bodies, many bodies says the Lord.
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