Israel (the northern kingdom) was steeped in religiosity, immorality, compromise, and complacency. The same evils plague much of our world today. In Israel, as is true today, a strong voice was needed—a determined, disciplined, courageous man of God to proclaim the truth and denounce sin. Amos was just the man!
Being left behind is a bad feeling. No one likes being out in the cold. But there will come a day when many people will know that awful feeling. It’s the day of the Second Coming when those without Christ will be left behind.
This is a lighthearted look at Christ's return.
Even when it appears someone has achieved success overnight, it's usually the result of persistence and perseverance. Whatever the task is, stay at it!
The name Joel is a combination of two divine names in Hebrew: Jehovah and God. Together, they mean “Jehovah is God.” And the prophet with this name believed Jehovah was God without reservation. God called Joel to interpret the contemporary events of his nation as well as predict some cataclysmic events of the future. Joel knew repentance must precede revival.
HOW TO KNOW GOD
We want to teach you about Jesus who gives living water to all who thirst.