Joel 1-3: The Day of the Lord

(1) What kind of army has come upon Judah (v4), and what are the results?

How does Joel call them to respond in v3?  How does Joel call them to respond in v5, 8, 11, & 13-14?

Why are these good responses to tragedy?

What keeps us from responding in this way?  How else might we respond instead?

(2) How does Joel describe the Day of the Lord in v1-11?

How does he describe the army coming against them?  What do you think is the identity of this army?  Why?

God calls the people to return to Him in v12-17.  Describe the return that God calls them to make.

What motivation is given for their return in v13?  How would this encourage you to return when you have sinned?

(2) How will God restore Judah in v18-27?  What will he pour down in v23?

What will he pour out in v28-29?  When do we see this happen (see Acts 2)?  What practical affects does this have in our lives?

How would you describe the Day of the Lord in v30-32?

What hope is given in v32?  How does Paul apply this hope in Romans 10:12-13?

(3) How would you describe the Day of the Lord in v1-16a?

What hope is given in v16b-21?

When do you think chapter 3 will happen, and why?

How would you summarize what Joel is teaching about the Day of the Lord in this book?

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