Contributed on Feb 16, 2006
God is calling you...do you obey or run. Journey with Jonah and discover God’s call, discipline, forgiveness and mercy.
Jonah – A Study in Stubbornness Jonah 1:1-17 Not Me Lord Jonah 1:1-2 (NLT) The Lord gave this message to Jonah son of Amittai:  "Get up and go to the great city of Nineveh! Announce my judgment against it because I have seen how wicked its people are." Background • Nineveh – ...read more
Contributed on Feb 21, 2006
Sometimes God allows our backs to be against the wall to bring out the commitment and devotion He desires in our lives.
Jonah – A Study in Stubbornness Jonah 2:1-10 February 26, 2006 Time to Pray Jonah 2:1 (NLT) Then Jonah prayed to the Lord his God from inside the fish. Time to Reconnect • Jonah had run from God and deliberately disobeyed • Jonah could run no further • Jonah’s life had been spared by ...read more
Contributed on Feb 28, 2006
Can God still use you in spite of your past failures? This message examines Jonah’s usefulness in spite of his past, God’s mercy in light of Nineveh’s repentance and the influence of obedience.
Jonah 3:1 (NLT) Then the Lord spoke to Jonah a second time: Not Disqualified • Jonah was invited to participate in God’s work – Even though he had run – Even though he had been disobedient • Serving God is not based on our past achievements or failures – Based on God’s grace – Our ...read more
Contributed on Mar 7, 2006
Jonah knew God’s grace, but he didn’t want God to be merciful. Jonah complains in anger, but God responds with another lesson in grace.
Jonah 4:1 (NLT) This change of plans upset Jonah, and he became very angry. Unrighteous Anger • Jonah did not want to see the Gentiles spared – He did not want to share God’s message – The Israelites were God’s people, there was no room for anyone else • Jonah had forsaken God’s call ...read more