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The Word of the LORD

Book of Joel: The Day Of the Lord  •  Sermon  •  Submitted
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The Word of the LORD comes to the prophet Joel.

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Introduction:

We live in a time when we are reaping the consequences of unchecked evil in our world, country, and even in our churches. We not longer call sin, sin, but applaud wickedness, and the fear of God is almost non-existent.
So what does God do when we get to this point? Does He care? Will He respond?
In this first lesson from the book of Joel, we will discover how God responds to His covenant people Judah, who had reached a very similar level of wickedness. We will see that God’s response is the proclamation of His powerful word to the prophet Joel. With that in mind, let’s read Joel 1:1.

Text: Joel 1:1

Joel 1:1 ESV
1 The word of the Lord that came to Joel, the son of Pethuel:

Background:

Little is known about the prophet Joel, however, he must have ministered in Judah since his concern centers on Judah and Jerusalem.
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