Opening Up Joel

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Is God responsible for natural disasters? Some would say that he punishes us by sending storms and floods. In Joel's time, Judah was suffering the after-effects of a severe plague of locusts. Joel was 'in no doubt that God had sent the locusts to chastise the people of Judah for their sinful lifestyles, an indication of the coming 'great and dreadful day of the LORD'. Speaking of the judgement that would fall first on God's own people and then on all the nations of world, Joel called everyone to repent. This book...

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Overview

Is God responsible for natural disasters? Some would say that he punishes us by sending storms and floods. In Joel's time, Judah was suffering the after-effects of a severe plague of locusts. Joel was 'in no doubt that God had sent the locusts to chastise the people of Judah for their sinful lifestyles, an indication of the coming 'great and dreadful day of the LORD'. Speaking of the judgement that would fall first on God's own people and then on all the nations of world, Joel called everyone to repent. This book seeks to relate these long-ago events to our lives today, and also looks forward to a coming day of restoration and blessing.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781846251917
  • Publisher: Dayone C/O Grace Books
  • Publication date: 9/28/2010
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Background and summary 9

1 Invasion of locusts (1:1-4) 11

2 A warning to drunkards (1:5-7) 17

3 Everyone is affected (1:8-12) 23

4 A call to repentance (1:13-14) 29

5 The day of the Lord (1:15-20) 36

6 Warning notes of danger 2:1-11) 42

7 Another call to repentance (2:12-17) 54

8 The joy of restoration (2:18-27) 61

9 A spiritual transformation (2:28-32) 69

10 The nations judged (3:1-8) 76

11 Prepare for war (3:9-16) 82

12 Blessings for ever (3:17-21) 88

Endnotes 95

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