Sermon Outline for July 26, 2020
Amos 5: 4 - 24
“WHAT GOD DESIRES”
INTRODUCTION: A manipulator is driven by the desire to have his/her own desires fulfilled. The motive of a Christian should be different. Our motive should not be to fulfill our desires but to fulfill God’s desires. Amos presented that same challenge to the people of God in his day. Our challenge is to do what pleases God. But what does God desire? The prophet answered that question in our text. God desires:
I. THAT WE SEEK HIM.
A. This means to continually look for God.
B. God wants us to talk to Him, love Him, spend time with Him, and enjoy being with Him. (Psalm 42: 1 – 2)
II. THAT WE EXPERIENCE LIFE.
A. God’s desire is not to keep us from enjoying life.
B. He desires for us to experience life in all its fullness. (John 10: 10)
III. THAT WE BE LOYAL TO HIM.
A. We cannot come to God with mixed loyalties.
B. Our relationship to God must be characterized by exclusiveness.
IV. THAT WE LIVE WHAT WE BELIEVE.
A. If we claim to be God’s people, we must act like it.
B. We must walk a walk to match our talk.
V. THAT WE OFFER PROPER WORSHIP.
A. Worship without commitment is meaningless.
B. Worship must glorify God and minister to people. ( Romans 12: 1 - 2)