Amos 8: 1-12

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  • Amos

    by Frederick Buechner
  • Judgment Day

    by Bob Cornwall
  • Proper 11C (2019)

    by Rhonda Crutcher
  • Exegesis (Amos 8:1-12)

    by Richard Donovan
  • Hospitality or Harm?

    by Caralie Focht
  • Proper 20C (2019)

    by Phil Heinze
  • Sermon Starters (Proper 11C)(2019)

    by Stan Mast
    The idea of sin rebounding on the sinner isn’t a negative idea held only by grumpy old conservatives. It is the spiritual version of Newton’s Third Law of Motion: for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. Our only hope for surviving the recoil of our sins is God providing a substitute who will take the blow for us. I read recently that the cost of raising a child in North American culture is $250,000. Actually, it’s much more than that. Raising a child requires the sacrifice of a parent’s life. All parents know that from experience, although there’s a growing emphasis in our culture on taking care of yourself first...
  • Wounded Love

    by Jim McCrea
  • A Basket of Fruit

    Art and Faith by Lynn Miller
    The fruits of summer are enticing. Peaches are at their peak in July and August (in the northern hemisphere). Watermelons, blueberries, and raspberries are all part of summer. Those may not have been the exact fruits that Amos saw, but the result would have been the same: just looking at the fruit would give you a taste of summer (Amos 8:1-12). Students (and teachers!) know that as those fruits ripen it means that summer is moving on toward fall. It's not always a great feeling. You wish for what has passed. You want more time to do the things you haven't yet done over summer vacation. You do your best to live in the moment, not thinking about the change of seasons that is to come...
  • Dire Warnings

    by Glenn Monson
  • Proper 11C (2019)

    by Courtney Pace
  • Proper 20C (2019)

    by Kathryn Schifferdecker
  • Proper 20C (2019)

    by Richard Swanson

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  • A God I Do Not Recognize

    by Richard Bryant
  • Proper 11C (2016)

    by Brendan Byrne
  • Amos and Daniel: The Center of the Gospel and the Fringe of Culture

    by Dan Clendenin
    Back on April 30, 2016, the church lost a modern day prophet when Father Daniel Berrigan died at the age of ninety-four. I liken Berrigan to Amos in this week's reading. Both were troublers of the conscience who protested national delusions. Both epitomized how in the Bible "prophecy" is more about forth-telling God's word to society than about fore-telling the future.
  • Proper 11C (2016)

    by Blake Couey
  • Ripe for Destruction

    Video Starter by Nikki Hardeman
  • Proper 20C (2016)

    by Phil Heinze
  • Fruit Basket Upset

    by John Holbert
  • Proper 20C (2016)

    by Rolf Jacobson
  • The Pride of Jacob

    by Steven C. Kuhl
  • Darkness at Noon

    by Carl Wilton
    Mark Twain wrote a novel called A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court. It’s the fanciful story of a man from Connecticut named Hank, who’s somehow transported back in time to the days of King Arthur. Things don’t go so well for him there. He gets on the wrong side of the powerful magician, Merlin, who convinces the King that Hank must be burned at the stake. Well, it so happens Hank is familiar with an almanac that records a historic eclipse of the sun that happened in England in the year 528. By good fortune, the date of the eclipse coincides with the date of Hank’s execution. He sends a messenger to the King, to warn him that he, a mighty wizard, is going to blot out the sun if the execution isn’t called off forthwith.

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