Episode 7: Joel


  • What images come to mind when you hear the phrase “day of the Lord”?

Read Joel 1:13-20

  • Why do you think the priests are singled out?
  • What are they charged with doing?
  • Who are the priests?

Read 1 Peter 2:9-10

  • Who are the priests now?
  • Do you think that the charge to the priest in Joel applies to us?

Read Joel 2:1-11

  • Has your idea of the day of the Lord changed? In what ways?
  • Who is the leader of this army?
  • Why do you think God is putting His people through this?

Key Verse

Read Joel 2:12-13

  • What does verse 12 tell us of God’s intent behind his actions ?
  • Does this verse sum up the things that God told the priest to do earlier?
  • What is meant by “rend your heart and not your garment?”
  • As Christians what are some areas that sometimes fall under the “rend your garment” category of our lives?

Key Truth

Read 1 Peter 3:3-4

  • If you think about the preparation required for verse 3, what does it tell us about the preparations we should make for verse 4?
  • How do we recommit ourselves to the Lord daily?
  • How can we pray for you?

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