Message Title: A Coming Judgment
Joel 2:1-11; Psalm 2; Revelation 19:11-19
The Prophets’ job description was twofold:
- Forth-telling is to reveal God’s present thoughts, feelings, and will for His people.
- Foretelling is to reveal future events before they come to pass.
- Joel 1 is forth-telling as God speaks to the present judgment on His people by locusts.
- Joel 2 is foretelling as God speaks to a future judgment of the nations as God Himself is at the head of a heavenly army.
- Joel 3 is foretelling as God speaks to a future trial of the nations.
What does Joel teach us about God and the deeds of man?
- God sees how we live our lives and He cares.
- God will let evil go on for only so long.
- In God’s timing, He will judge the evil of mankind.
- God is patient with us because He loves
Follow-up Questions from Sunday’s Message:
Looking back at your notes from this week’s teaching, was there anything you heard for the first time or that caught your attention, challenged, or confused you?
- Read Joel 2:1-11; Psalm 2; Revelation 19:11-19. When you read these prophetic chapters of the last days and the 2nd coming of Jesus, what thoughts and emotions go through your mind?
- Read 2 Peter 3:3-10. Peter says that in the “Last Days” the world will mock the idea of Jesus coming again to judge the world. Do you think this is happening today? Where and how?
- What frustrations does God’s patience produce? How is God’s patience a benefit?
- If you were in charge of creating, destroying, and redeeming the world, which one of these would you spend more time doing and why?
Taking it Home:
What is one thing you can apply to your life from this message and how can this group remember you in prayer this week?