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Sunday Sermon: July 8, 2012

A Famine For Hearing The Word Of God

 Amos 8:11-12 -“Behold, the days are coming,” says the Lord God, “That I will send a famine on the land, Not a famine of bread, Nor a thirst for water, But of hearing the words of the Lord. They shall wander from sea to sea, And from north to east;  They shall run to and fro, seeking the word of the Lord, But shall not find it.

Amos – was a shepherd and when he wasn’t shepherding he worked as a gatherer of fruit from the sycamore fig trees.  God chose Amos to speak to Israel.

This scripture is speaking of a famine to hear the Word of God.                                                         

The people didn’t want to hear Gods Word, so God took it away.

Because Israel did not listen to the prophets there would come a time when they would want to hear from God when they were in trouble and God would not answer.

Notice they will run all over the place trying to find a Word from God.

Longing for God to say something that would give hope

Jesus said, “Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes for the mouth of God”. (Matt. 4:4)     

Every time Paul was in a difficult situation, God spoke: (Acts 18, 22, 27)

We Need To Make An Effort To Hear God’s Word

               Rom. 10:17Psalm 1:2-3Jeremiah 15:16

Hearing God’s Word Is Important – Important for Our Spiritual Growth

Exposure to the Word of God will change us, mold us,  inspire us and bless us.             

We need to be people of the Word – So we can give living water to the thirsty. We need to be able to tell others about the Lord and the things of the Lord.

Philip and the Ethiopian Eunuch (Acts 8:26-39) The Eunuch had position, power, possessions – but not satisfied.  He made a great sacrifices.  He traveled from Ethiopia to Jerusalem (over 1100 miles) Amos said “People would hunger for the Word that they would wander from sea to sea”.   The Eunuch was returning home. Sitting in his chariot, he was reading Isaiah the prophet.  He was hungry for God.  He purchased this scroll…which was quite costly. God saw the hunger in his heart. The Word of God fills the void in all of us.  It satisfies the deepest longings of our hearts.  (Psalm. 107:9) The Eunuch’s heart was prepared to receive – he wanted to understand – he had an experience with God – He went away rejoicing. We need to be able to share God’s Word – Like Phillip

People need to know that God will save, heal, restore and make new.
The Word of God is Powerful   
        A young Colombian Girl received a New Testament in her school. She read the New Testament until one day her father caught her reading it…and told her not to read it anymore because it was full of lies and fantasy…   
        But the girl kept on reading until one day her father came home unexpectedly found her with the New Testament grabbed it from her hands and put it in his pocket.       
    The father went off to work where he was a mining engineer. Several hours later sirens went off in the community there had been a cave in at the mine. The father was trapped in the mine. The rescue workers took 5 days to finally reach the men, but it was too late. All 31 died including the father of this little girl.           The workers found the man clutching the New Testament between his praying hands. When they opened the front cover they read a note  “To my daughter” Keep reading this New Testament, it is true and right, and I will see you one day in heaven.    
       Then they turned to the back page were the father had signed the commitment card after having said the sinners prayer. But that was not the end of the story, turning the page there were signed the names of the other 30 workers.