Worship Preparation: October 11, 2020

Sunday, October 11, 2020
 
Read the sermon text: Joel 1-3

Read the sermon summary: Like a stained-glass window, each prophet in the Book of the Twelve lends different hues of light and contributes to a unified message of judgment and the hope of restoration for the people of God. Joel is connected to Hosea in a variety of ways, from the call to wisdom (Hos. 14:9; Joel 1:2-3) to the call to repent/return the Lord (Hos. 14:1-2; Joel 2:12-13). Joel’s contribution to the message of the Twelve includes an emphasis on the coming Day of the Lord, the pouring out of the Spirit, and the presence of God with his people in his everlasting kingdom. Since we have identified Hosea 3:4-5 as foundational to our understanding of the entire Book of the Twelve, we understand that these three themes in Joel are all connected to the promise of the coming Davidic King, the offspring of Abraham, and the new leader who will guide his people in a new exodus into the kingdom of God. In preparation for the sermon consider the following questions: In Joel, what are some features of the Day of the Lord? What is the significance of God pouring out his spirit “on all flesh” (Joel 2:28)? What is the significance of God saying he would “restore the fortunes of Judah” (Joel 3:1)?
 
Read the following song lyrics in relation to the sermon:
 
How Great Thou Art
O Lord my God
When I in awesome wonder
Consider all the worlds
Thy hands have made
I see the stars
I hear the rolling thunder
Thy pow'r thru'out
The universe displayed
 
Chorus
Then sings my soul
My Savior God to Thee
How great Thou art
How great Thou art
Then sings my soul
My Savior God to Thee
How great Thou art
How great Thou art
 
And when I think
That God His Son not sparing
Sent Him to die
I scarce can take it in
That on the cross
My burden gladly bearing
He bled and died
To take away my sin
 
When Christ shall come
With shout of acclamation
And take me home
What joy shall fill my heart
Then I shall bow
In humble adoration
And there proclaim
My God how great Thou art
 
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Stuart Wesley Keene Hine
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Preaching: Jim Upchurch
Leading Music: Seth Hubler


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