HERE IS A FREE BIBLE STUDY ON JOEL FOR YOUR YOUTH GROUP!
This free Bible study on Joel will analyze Joel’s letter to Israel to help your students learn how God provides warning signs.
HERE IS HOW THIS FREE BIBLE STUDY ON JOEL BREAKS DOWN:
God Warns Us Because He Loves Us
The Old Testament book of Joel reads like a flashing warning sign on the side of the road. Every chapter contains a cautionary message from God. At this point in history, Israel was suffering from ignoring God’s will. They received hundreds of crystal clear warning signs. God sent prophets, leaders, kings, judges, and preachers to get their attention. God’s people seemed to speed right past the signs with little regard for their messages. The prophet Joel writes to Israel to give them one final warning before things go from bad to worse.
Like a parent snatching their child away from traffic, God was doing the same to Israel. This is really important to understand. God’s corrections are rooted in God’s compassion. He’s a good parent, so he may punish you to prevent you from getting hurt. When warning his Hebrew friends, Joel reminded them that their God is compassionate, slow to anger, and abounding in love. These traits are the motivators behind God’s message. He’s not punishing His people; He’s actively pursuing them.
Joel wrote his little book of prophecies to alert a wayward nation. Next time you notice a divine alert, ask yourself this: “What is the meaning behind this warning?” When you realize the reason, take action. You experience safety and security when you listen to God’s warnings.
Scripture: Joel 1:3-4; Joel 2:13
THIS FREE BIBLE STUDY ON JOEL INCLUDES:
–Small group guide (intended for stand-alone small group)
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