The backdrop for this prophecy is the story of Jacob and Esau. The path of these two brothers is still instructive all these years later.
Amos, in his own words, wasn’t a prophet (or the son of a prophet) but he was faithful to deliver a message of conviction and hope to the people in his time.
Jesus is a better priest, serving in a better place, providing better promises.
Fear is an appropriate response to the thought of hell, but no one will be scared into the Kingdom of God. The love of God will draw men and women there.
Sin is always hungry for more. It wants more territory. Repentance cuts it off.
Does Jesus always do what you expect? Meet your needs just as you want? If not, why? Could it be because He knows your deeper need and is doing a deeper work?
What does Mark want to show us in the healing of this leper? More than the cleansing of a skin disease
Can Christians still sin? Why didn’t God just get rid of all desire to sin and make us perfect when He saved us?
God is not a joy-kill. He pursues and protects us against the joy-stealing, soul-crushing, effects of sin through the sacrificial death of His Son, and through the continued advocacy of our Savior.