112.2: Prophets and Social Justice. Amos and Joel; OT Lesson 35 (Study Notes)

September 5, 2014

Engaging Gospel Doctrine

God Reveals His Secrets to His Prophets


Class Member Reading: Amos 3; 7; 8; 9; Joel 2; 3; D&C 1:37-38

Additional Reading: Joseph Smith–History 1:41; D&C 1:14-28

Other Reading: The rest of Amos and Joel, especially Amos 4-5


What is the “secret” that God reveals to his prophets? And what do we make of the fact that Amos was called from outside all institutional structure? This section explores how Amos’ critiques apply to our modern lives and institutions and how we can care better for each other and the world.


Jessica and Jeremy continue a bold, challenging, but important discussion


You can access the Annotated Reading here (or PDF).

You can access the Lesson Notes here (or PDF).



Thanks to William Newman for content editing and Steven Nelson for the music.