March 3, 2019 ~ Pastor Gerry Koning
For our Lenten season sermon series this year we will be listening to some of the words from the often overlooked Minor Prophets of the Old Testament. A common theme of these prophets is that people need to be preparing for the Day of the Lord, the day when God would set all things right through His Son, Jesus Christ. The prophet Joel reminds us that preparation for that Day requires us to repent -- to repent with urgency, with sincerity, and with assurity. Urgency stops us in whatever we are doing and turns us to the Lord. Sincerity lays out a broken heart, both individually and as a covenant people. Assurity is based on God's loving character and compels us seek the glory of God in our repentance.