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Read Amos Chapter 5
1. What does Amos prophesy of the house of Israel in Amos 5:1-3?

2. What does the LORD say to the house of Israel in the following verses?
Amos 5:4-5

Amos 5:6-7

Amos 5:10

3. What do you learn of the LORD from Amos 5:8-9?

4. What punishment does the LORD promise the house of Israel in Amos 5:11?

5. What sins does God say Israel committed in Amos 5:12?

6. Copy Amos 5:14-15 here. Meditate on this. How is this exhortation applicable to your life today?

7. What do you learn about the day of the LORD from Amos 5:16-20?

8. What additional insight do you gain about the day of the LORD from the following verses?
Isaiah 2:5-22
Zechariah 14:1-15
1 Thessalonians 5:1-3
2 Peter 3:10

9. Summarize what you learn about the Day of the LORD?

10. What application can you make to your own life of these chapters in view of what you learned about the Day of the LORD?

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Read Amos Chapter 4
1. Who is being referred to in Amos 4:1 as the “cows of Bashan?”

2. What prophecy does Amos make in Amos 4:1-3?

3. Re-read Amos 4:4-5. What is the point of this passage?

4. What does God say He did to try and get Israel to turn back to him in each of the following verses?
Amos 4:6
Amos 4:7-8
Amos 4:9
Amos 4:10
Amos 4:11

5. What does God tell them to prepare for in Amos 4:12?

6. Copy Amos 4:13 here. Meditate on this. Record your thoughts and impressions.

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A Catholic Hymn
 
 
From starry heav’n descending, 
The King of worth untold
Was born in manger dwelling, 
Amid the winter’s cold
 
Infant Savior, Child Divine!
Thy trembling, baby from I see.
O Blessed Lord of all!
How great the cost to Thee to show Thy love for me.
How great the cost to Thee to show Thy love for me.
 
For Thee, the world’s creator,
My God, so great, so good!
There was no warning shelter,
Nor wealth of robe, nor food.
 
Dearest Babe, how poor Thy state,
To lie among the sheep and kine.
O Thou, my Chosen One,
Whatever love is mine, shall more and more be Thine.
Whatever love is mine, shall more and more be Thine.
 
Thou weepest, Lord, full knowing
Of my ingratitude,
When love alone Thou gavest
And ever sought my good.
 
Holy Babe, my heart’s desire!
I’ve lived too long away from Thee.
I will no more Thee grieve;
For now my aim shall be to love and honor thee,
For now my aim shall be to love and honor Thee.
 
J. R. Newell
 
baby jesus

For those of you who have found yourself home schooling perhaps for the first time and without any intention to every doing it, I offer up the letter I wrote in 2013 when I concluded my home school journey. Nothing I have ever done has ever been as fulfilling and life-altering. The end result is that now at 25-years of age, my daughter is not only very close to me, but also she is a human being that I respect and can trust (and others can trust).

I believe it was the time we spend together over math, reading and everything else that forged our bond. It was hard to do and run a business at the same time. It was challenging when my child ran into difficulties. It was everything you are feeling, but on the other side, I can say it was worth it–it is never going to be a waste of time to spend time and energy on your child(ren). Be encouraged. Here’s my letter to the other moms from 2013:

STANDING AMONG GIANTS

I am a midget among giants. I finished my ten-year home schooling journey this week among women who have been at it for more than two decades and have home-schooled more children than can be counted on one hand, sometimes two. I am the little oak among the giant redwoods. Home schooling any child is a labor of love.

Home schooling multiple children is a task for women of virtue. It is not for the fainthearted. The mother of the home school child, usually the one primarily giving instruction and training to the child, is at the same time teacher, disciplinarian, visionary, administrator, and muse. It is her job to make sure the child learns everything he or she needs. She holds the keys to his or her future. No pressure.

As guardian of all aspects of her child(ren)’s education, academic, extracurricular, spiritual and social, the home-school mom has no vacation, no respite, no job to run to from which to receive reinforcement, approval or a pay check. She is ever surrounded by kids. But she thrives here, among her offspring, taking life from their successes and encouraging them when they fail. They are her reinforcement, they give her approval (when not giving her grief).

She is rarely idle, always thinking of the next year, the next project, the next activity, the next game, the next recital, the next drama production, the next meal, the next child coming up for whom she will repeat and revise all that she has done for the first, second, . . . and so on.

My colleagues (fellow home-school moms) are a hearty bunch. They don’t back down, but they can laugh at themselves. They exude confidence to their children even when their own hearts are troubled or fearful. They understand the uniqueness of each child, his or her strengths and weaknesses. They see the whole child, from infancy through adulthood. No change, no evidence of progress escapes their notice. Their children are their purpose.

To her friends, she is a comfort, lending a listening ear, a nonjudgmental shoulder to lean on or cry on. She knows her own way has been bumpy, so she doesn’t express surprise when bumps appear for others. She offers her experience. She offers her hope. She offers her books or resources. She offers what she has even if she doesn’t have much.

To her children, she is alternately a cattle prod to move them on and a warm, soft blanket to comfort them. She remembers them, she laughs at their jokes, and she values their opinions. She’s their mentor. She’s their friend, but she’s not sentimental about her children. She loves them enough to give them boundaries . . . mostly to keep them safe.

For herself, she takes little. She has put aside career to nurture home, to build family, to make a future for her children. She has boundless energy and numerous skills most commonly with handicrafts. She knows how to make anything and everything. She is beautiful inside and out.

My sisters, my friends, I salute you. God sees you!

Mary Mullin, June 2013

Read Amos Chapter 3

1. What are God’s allegations against his people according to Amos 3:1-2?

2. What does God promise to do in Amos 2:2b?

3. Re-read Amos 3:3-6. What is the point being made in this section?

4. What does the prophet say of God in Amos 3:7?

5. Copy Amos 3:8 here. Meditate on this. Record your thoughts and impressions.

6. What punishment for Israel does God promise in Amos 3:11-15?

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Read Amos Chapter 1
1. What do you learn of Amos from Amos 1:1?

2. Where was Tekoa?

3. What natural disaster occurred 2 years before according to Amos 1:1?

4. Some commentators believe this is the same earthquake that Zechariah mentions. What do you learn about it in Zechariah 14:5?

5. What prophecy does Amos give in Amos 1:2?

6. Where is Carmel?

7. What famous event involving the prophet Elijah happened at Carmel?

8. What was the transgression of Damascus according to Amos 1:3?

9. What does God say He will do to them in Amos 1:4-5?

10. What are the transgressions of Gaza according to Amos 1:6?

11. What does God say He will do to them in Amos 1:7-8?

12. What are the transgressions of Tyre according to Amos 1:9?

13. What does God say He will do to them in Amos 1:10?

14. What are the transgressions of Edom according to Amos 1:11?

15. Who is Edom?

16. What does God say He will do to them in Amos 1:12?

17. What are the transgression of Ammon according to Amos 1:13?

18. Who are the Ammonites? (Hint: Genesis 19)

19. What does God say He will do to them in Amos 1:14-15?

 

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Read Amos Chapter 2
1. What are the transgressions of Moab according to Amos 2:1?

2. Who are the Moabites? (Hint: Genesis 19)

3. What does God say He will do to them in Amos 2:2-3?

4. What are the transgressions of Judah according to Amos 2:4?

5. What do you learn about God from the following verses?
Leviticus 26:14-39

Deuteronomy 6:4-15

Psalm 103:17-18

John 14:15, 21

1 Corinthians 7:19

6. What does God say He will do to Judah in Amos 2:5?

7. What are the transgressions of Israel according to Amos 2:6-8?

8. What does God say He has done for them in Amos 2:10-11?

9. What does God say Israel did in Amos 2:12?

10. What does God say of Israel in Amos 2:13-16?

11. What application can you make from these 2 chapters?

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By Sir Robert Grant

(1779-1838)

Almighty Lord, the sun shall fail,
The moon forget her nightly tale,
And deepest silence hush on high
The radiant chorus of the sky.

But fixed for everlasting years,
Unmoved amid the wreck of spheres.
Thy word shall shine in cloudless day
When heaven and earth have passed away.

Introduction/background
1. Who is the author of the book of Amos?

2. When was the book of Amos written?

3. To whom was Amos prophesying? (Northern or Southern Kingdom?)

4. During which King(s)’ reign(s) did Amos prophesy?

5. What does the name “Amos” mean?

 

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Read Haggai Chapter 2                                                                                                               

1. How much time has passed from Haggai 2:1 to Haggai 2:10?

2. What is the question for the priests according to Haggai 2:12? How do the priests answer?

3. What does Haggai ask them in Haggai 2:13? How do they answer?

4. How does Haggai respond in Haggai 2:14? What does he mean when he says their offerings are unclean?

5. What does God promise in Haggai 2:15-19?

6. What does God promise in Haggai 2:20-23?

7. What does it mean to make Zerubbabel like a signet ring?

8.What do you learn from these verses?
Deuteronomy 7:6-8

Psalm 65:4

John 15:16

Ephesians 1:3-6

1 Peter 2:4-6

9. What does it mean when God says He has chosen us?

10. How can you apply the book of Haggai to your life? To your relationship with God?

 

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