Joel 3:1-17 God Judges the Nations

Joel 3:1-17 God Judges the Nations

After the prophet revealed how God will pour out the Holy Spirit universally and make salvation available to all mankind, Joel now warns of the Lord’s judgment over the nations of the earth. 1 “For behold, in those days and at that time, When I bring back the captives of Judah and Jerusalem, 2 I […]

Joel 2:28-32 God’s Spirit Poured Out

Joel 2:28-32 God’s Spirit Poured Out

After the prophet announced a divinely ordained restoration of Judah, and predicted an outpouring of blessings upon those who repented of their sins and turn to the Lord, Joel describes how God will pour out the Holy Spirit universally and make salvation available to all mankind. “28 And it shall come to pass afterward That […]

Joel 2:18-27 The Land Refreshed

Joel 2:18-27 The Land Refreshed

After the prophet called on Jewish leaders to pray to God for mercy, and ask Him to spare the Hebrew nation so its people could thrive and fulfill their mission, Joel announces a divinely ordained restoration of Judah, and predicts an outpouring of blessings upon those who repented of their sins and turn to the […]

Joel 2:1-17 A Call to Repentance

Joel 2:12-17 A Call to Repentance

After the prophet warned the Hebrew nation of the coming invasion and the Day of the Lord, he then reveals how repentance can still lead to redemption. “12 ‘Now, therefore,’ says the Lord, ‘Turn to Me with all your heart, With fasting, with weeping, and with mourning.” Joel calls on Jews to turn to God, […]

Joel 2:1-11 The Day Of The Lord

Joel 2:1-11 The Day Of The Lord

After he prophesied how God used locusts to ravage the land throughout Judah, Joel described how further destruction was to come to the Hebrew nation in the way of fire and drought. Next, the prophet announces the coming invasion and the Day of the Lord. “1 Blow the trumpet in Zion, And sound an alarm […]

Joel 1:13-20 Mourning for the Land

joel 1:13-20 Mourning for the Land

After he prophesied how God used locusts to ravage the land throughout Judah, Joel describes how further destruction was to come in the way of fire and drought. “13 Gird yourselves and lament, you priests; Wail, you who minister before the altar; Come, lie all night in sackcloth, You who minister to my God; For […]

Joel 1:1-12 The Locust Plague in Judah

Joel 1:1-12 The Locust Plague in Judah

The book of Joel is written by a prophet from Judah whose name means “the Lord is God.” In the short book he penned around 9th century BC, Joel called for the people of Israel to repent of their sins and seek to be in good standing with God. What is unique about Joel is […]

Mark 16:19-20 Christ Ascends to God’s Right Hand

Mark 16:19-20 Christ Ascends to God’s Right Hand

In his epistle written around A.D. 66, John Mark began his letter by introducing John The Baptist, God’s messenger by describing how his role was to announce the coming of the Messiah, and baptize Him in the Jordan River so Jesus could fulfill all righteousness, and be identify with those He came to redeem. After […]

Mark-16-14-18 the Great Commission

Mark 16:14-18 The Great Commission

In his epistle written around A.D. 66, John Mark began his letter by introducing John The Baptist, God’s messenger by describing how his role was to announce the coming of the Messiah, and baptize Him in the Jordan River so Jesus could fulfill all righteousness, and be identify with those He came to redeem. After […]

Mark 16:12-13 Jesus Appears to Two Disciples

Mark 16:11-12 Jesus Appears to Two Disciples

In his epistle written around A.D. 66, John Mark began his letter by introducing John The Baptist, God’s messenger by describing how his role was to announce the coming of the Messiah, and baptize Him in the Jordan River so Jesus could fulfill all righteousness, and be identify with those He came to redeem. After […]