Sunday, August 18, 2019

Sermon Outline

                            “Are You Comfortable?”

Amos 6:1-7

Just about everything we have or do revolves around comfort. Comfort control vehicles; comfort control heating and air; comfort control beds. We have become acclimated to a life of ease. And it has spilled over into our Christianity. We have become at ease in Zion. Tom Eliff said in a sermon, “If we have what we want, live where we want and do what we want, we’re probably not what God wants. We’re like Goldie Locks and the 3 bears, the soups to hot, the soups too cold, the soups just right. The leaders in Israel were at ease in Zion.

I. They Relaxed in Comforts (v.1)

a. Too much comfort produces laziness (Prov. 20:4; Heb. 6:10-12).

b. Too much comfort produces weakness (Matt. 26:41).

c. Too much comfort produces sleepiness (Prov. 6:9-10; Rom. 13:11).

II. They Rejected any Criticism (vv.2-3)

         a. They didn’t want to hear the truth (Amos 7:10-13).

b. They didn’t want to see the truth (v.2; Luke 13:1-5).

c. They didn’t want to accept the inevitable. Judgment would come (v.3). Who preaches Hell fire and brimstone any more? Hell for most today is a myth. They have recreated a good in their minds that does not exist.

III. They Reveled In Concupiscence (pleasures) (vv. 5-6)

a. Pleasures controlled their time. Everything was scheduled around their pleasures.

         b. Pleasures controlled their thinking (v.5; Gen 6:5).

c. Pleasures controlled their compassion (v.6). Others were suffering but they were not concerned about that.