Amos 5:21-24 from The Message

A university student from my church recently shared with me a passage from the book of Amos that struck me because it relates so well with today’s church.

Amos 5:21-24 from The Message (MSG)

“I can’t stand your religious meetings.
I’m fed up with your conferences and conventions.
I want nothing to do with your religion projects,
your pretentious slogans and goals.
I’m sick of your fund-raising schemes,
your public relations and image making.
I’ve had all I can take of your noisy ego-music.
When was the last time you sang to me?
Do you know what I want?
I want justice—oceans of it.
I want fairness—rivers of it.
That’s what I want. That’s all I want”

How’s that for relevancy?

Good sermon passage.  It should strike people pretty hard. I think I may be preaching on this in the near future.

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Author: Kevin S.

A follower of Jesus, a husband and a father. Hobbies include biking, keeping fish if they don't die on me, blogging when I can, theologizing and ministry, and pondering about world affairs.

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