112.1: Prophets and Social Justice. Amos and Joel; OT Lesson 35 (Core)

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 episode explores how God speaks to us, the important message of social justice, the end of the world, and individual responsibility.


Jessica and Jeremy provide a substantial and 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.