Sunday, May 7, 2023
This week we start a new sermon series in the book of Joel, which is a short, three-chapter book of prophecy from the Old Testament. The prophet Joel gave a warning to the people of God, that even as bad as things had been (plague of locust and a drought) there were even more devastating times to come if they didn’t change their course.
Not one to leave them without direction, Joel gives the people of God an instruction filled with action words. He tells them to weep, to wail, to lament, and to mourn. They are called to gather together and to fast, to draw before the Lord as a people, all in a posture of repentance.
Notice how very counter-cultural this response is. The instruction to turn to God as our source, our provision, our respite in the face of very real devastation means that if God is not who he says he is, we are in a lot of trouble. The process of turning to God in the midst of very real pain, whether national or personal, requires the presence of a very real God.
Join us this Sunday as we read through the first chapter of Joel together and hear the call to action we receive in the midst of suffering.
See you Sunday!
Service times are at 9:30 & 11:00. If you can’t make it in person, you can watch live at those times.