Sermon Archives: Joel Sermons

So, the name Joel means that Yahweh is God. This is a great name, but how is this true when you consider this prophet and his message being quite depressing in the first few chapters. Where is the hope, and why is it good that Yahweh is God?

The Aftermath of Holy War: Eternal Promised Land or Waste Land (Joel 3:18-21; Revelation 20:11-21:4, 22:1-5)

Oct 19, 2014

Eternal Promised and Waste Land

Subversives (Joel 3:9-17, 1 Corinthians 15:50-54)

Oct 12, 2014

Raising the Weak, Recompensing the Wicked, Rocking the World, and Revealing Mount Zion

Restoration and Retribution (Acts 15:12-19, Joel 3:1-8)

Oct 1, 2014

Restoration, Retrebution, and Realization

The Heavenly Community: Signs & Survivors (Joel 2:28-32)

Sep 19, 2014

Cosmic Signs, Church's Signs, Childhood Signs, the Sign of the Cross, and the Sign of Survivors

The Heavenly Community: Spirit & Speech (Acts 2)

Sep 19, 2014

To leave the Church is to leave Christ. Attend a Church commited to Sola Scriptura. Attend a Church anchored in the Gospel. Attend a Church whose teaching is on the table and stable with Creeds and Confessions

From Old Covenant Locusts to New Covenant Shalom (Heidelberg Catechism QA 60-61, 88-90; Joel 2:12-27)

Sep 8, 2014

Grain Wine, and Oil; Early and Later Rains; Replace the Locust Years with Eternal Shalom; and No More Shame

The Day of the Lord, Who Can Endure it? (Joel 2:1-14, Revelation 6:12-17)

Sep 4, 2014

The Theophanic Cloud and Chariot, the Collapse of Creation, Who Can Endure it? and Rend Your Heart Not Your Garments

From Cursed Locust to Blessed Life in Christ (Joel 1, Mathew 3:1-4, John 1:29-33)

Aug 29, 2014

Life in the Land, Locusts in the Land, Lamentation in the Land, and the Lushness in the Land

Joel Conclusion

Jun 1, 2012

This is the official word in the feed that our series on Joel is concluded. We have moved on to the gospel of John. You can subscribe to that feed in the iTunes store, or through our website if you have not already subscribed to the all sermon feed.

Longing for Zion (Joel 3:17-21)

May 13, 2012

I think that if we are honest as Christians we have a Hollywood picture of heaven. We think that we sit on a cloud playing the harp and maybe eating grapes wondering what to do next. Heaven appears to be a rather boring retirement. So, we do not want to go, and besides it seems […]

Who Has a Fighting Chance? (Joel 3:9-16)

May 6, 2012

The prophet Joel is calling the nations to make war against the Lord. Why does the Lord invite such a thing? After this invitation to war, Joel makes clear that the Lord is going to be the champion because the Lord is strong and mighty. If this is all true, then why would we want […]

Independence Day (Joel 3:1-8)

Apr 22, 2012

Have you ever been cut off in traffic and wondered how someone can get away with such an offense? Have you ever wished that a police officer would have witnessed the person who aggressively cut you off so you can have the satisfaction of knowing that the person got a ticket? Imagine how Israel must […]

The Last Exodus (Joel 2:28-32)

Apr 15, 2012

We saw in our series on 1 Thessalonians that Paul is encouraging the church to look forward to the day of the Lord. However, the prophet Joel, who makes the Day of the Lord a major topic in his prophecy, does not seem to present this day as something joyful. In our study the day […]

"You Shall Know My Name is the Lord." (Joel 2:18-27)

Mar 18, 2012

The prophet Joel has not been a man that has been full of hope, encouragement, or much joy to say the least. So, if this prophet is one of doom and gloom how can we glean things from His work? In our sermon series have made implications to the work of Christ, but how do […]

The Dreaded Day Delayed? (Joel 2:12-17)

Mar 11, 2012

We have mentioned before that sometimes people make the claim that the God of the Old Testament is mean, vindictive, and angry. However, the God of the New Testament is compassionate, gracious, and very nice. If you look at parts of Joel’s prophecy you can see that, and we have seen how Christ passes through […]

Who Can Endure the Day of the Lord? (Joel 2:1-11)

Mar 4, 2012

Our series in Thessalonians made the Day of the Lord sound like something great. Paul exhorted the church to live in light of the day of the Lord being confident that it would be a reunion, and she should live today in confidence of the day. If this is true then it seems that the […]

Possibly Escaping God’s Judgment (Joel 1:13-20)

Feb 27, 2012

The Lord has promised that the champion line will come from the line Judah. In order for this to happen Judah has to remain a tribe in history. So, if this is true then how can the prophet Joel have such a negative message against the tribe of Judah? How can the promised land be […]

Judah's Plague (Joel 1:1-12)

Feb 19, 2012

The name Joel means Yahweh is God. This is something that is very encouraging to hear, but when we open his prophecy it is not something that is encouraging. Why would we want to read this prophet? Why would we want to know of the locusts coming against the land? How is this helpful for […]