Grumpy Old Men - Joel
Either you kill sin, or sin kills you.
What’s one idea from the message that stood out to you? Why do you think it grabbed you?
What is your initial impression or attitudes towards the books of prophecy in the Old Testament? Why?
When you hear the word “prophecy,” what comes to mind?
How do the two principles Frank presented impact your view on prophecy? (prophecy is more important for what it reveals about God than what it reveals about the future, and prophecy wasn’t necessarily written to us, but it was definitely preserved for us)
Read: Joel 1:1-14, 2:12-13
Like the destruction the locusts bring, sin will destroy us and our lives. How can we acknowledge the cost of sin? What keeps us from acknowledging the cost? Why is acknowledging the cost important?
What does it mean to genuinely mourn your sin? Why is this important to do?
What does repenting mean to you and what does it look like in your life?
Joel speaks to God’s character in 2:13. Have you found his descriptions to be accurate? Why or why not?
For the two principles presented previously, what did Joel’s words reveal about God and why were these words preserved for us?
Prayer: Pray a pray of thanks for God’s forgiveness and ask for help in counting the cost, mourning the sin, and repenting of the sin.