The Book of Joel
The Day of the Lord
Justice and the Day of the LORD
February 6, 2021 • Tim Cain
Wounded people are often the ones who go on to hurt others. Most of us just don't know what to do with our pain and our desire for justice often feels overwhelming. But what if there was another way? What if you didn't have to be controlled by the wrongs that people have done to you? That's what Joel 3 is about. It's about God's promise to get justice on behalf of his people and the freedom that is meant to give us.
The Day of the Lord in New Creation
January 23, 2021
As the Day of the Lord has broken in throughout the book of Joel, we realize that the people would be devastated. Yet, as we get to 2:28-32, we see that God is not just promising to restore the physical devastation but also the hearts of his people. Listen and hear how God is making all things new, starting with the hearts of his people. He truly is the God that gives hope to the hopeless.
The Day of the LORD
January 16, 2021 • Tim Cain
How are we supposed to understand times of unprecedented suffering? Does God have a purpose behind it? If there is a purpose behind seasons of terrible loss then how does God want us to respond to it? And is there hope for what has been lost? These are just a few of the questions that we will address in Joel 2.
Learning to Lament in a Season of Loss
January 9, 2021 • Tim Cain
We are living in a season of tragedy and loss and the question that must be addressed is “How should Christians respond to this season of suffering.” Fortunately, the book of Joel is written to guide God’s people in how to respond to seasons of unprecedented catastrophe. In chapter 1 we will learn how to cry out to God in Lament bringing the real us into the presence of the real God.