Catching up with Joel – the Life Project

1.Looking far into the future Posted by Don Merritt on December 1, 2016 We have already seen the connection between a present temporal event and the future it represents in the first two chapters of Joel. Recall the plague of locusts in chapter 1, real and present; a crisis that required immediate action. Source: Looking far [...]

God’s Response to Repentance | The Life Project

God’s Response to Repentance Posted by Don Merritt on November 30, 2016 Joel 2:18-27 In the first part of this chapter, Joel has set up a picture, a picture in which the people have been in open and gross rebellion against God, and God has sent a serious plague upon them. Then the prophet calls upon [...]

Time to Repent | The Life Project

Time to Repent Posted by Don Merritt on November 30, 2016 Joel 2: 12-17 This text falls into three parts as we will see, but more than that, it is the challenge that faces every human being alive today, for as you recall this chapter is in a context of Final Judgment. Each person at [...]

The Day of the Lord is Great | The Life Project

The Day of the Lord is Great Posted by Don Merritt on November 29, 2016 Joel 2:1-11 In the first chapter Joel described the plague of locusts that had devastated the land that was supposed to flow with milk and honey; it was the present national crisis before the people of Joel’s day. In this section, [...]

The Day of the Lord | The Life Project

The Day of the Lord Posted by Don Merritt on November 28, 2016 Joel 1 As Joel’s account opens, there is disaster in the land in the form of an invasion of locusts. They have destroyed everything in their path that grows; crops in the fields, grain in the barns; everything. The situation is dire indeed. [...]

A Brief Introduction to Joel | The Life Project

A Brief Introduction to Joel Posted by Don Merritt on November 28, 2016 The Prophet Joel has been called “the prophet of Pentecost”, “the prophet of hopefulness” and the “the prophet of the Spirit”, yet in spite of these nicknames, little is actually known about him as a man. In fact, there is a very great [...]