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  • Enough Is Enough - I Am On The Run

    Contributed by Rev. Timothy Porter on Aug 15, 2014

    A Sermon on the running from the call of God. How our disobedience can bring the worst of storms in to our lives

    "Enough Is Enough" - I Am On The Run by Rev. Timothy G. Porter Jonah 1:1-17 Introduction: Have you ever made a lousy decision? As you’re laughing, you’re probably really thinking, “What do you mean?” A bad decision. “I’ve made more

  • When God Sends A "Great Storm" Into Your Life Series

    Contributed by Jim Butcher on Sep 11, 2013

    A look at why God sends storms our way.

    WHY WOULD GOD DELIBERATELY SEND A "GREAT STORM" INTO YOUR LIFE? The two most likely reasons are pruning or discipline. - Jonah 1:4; John 15:1-8. WHAT ARE THE RESULTS OF OUR DISOBEDIENCE? The two biggest are a bad witness for God and bad results for us. WHY WON'T GOD LET US WALK AWAY? more

  • How Can Jonah Sleep So Soundly When Running Away From God? Series

    Contributed by Jim Butcher on Sep 11, 2013

    A look at how a defiant attitude can cause us to not care that we're disobeying God.

    HOW CAN JONAH SLEEP SO SOUNDLY WHEN RUNNING AWAY FROM GOD? Defiance can overwhelm any sense of guilt. - Jonah 1:5. - There are other possibilities here for why Jonah is able to enter into a deep sleep: it could have been physical exhaustion; it could have been that he’s so tormented by more

  • Here I Am ... Send Him! Series

    Contributed by Greg Laurie on Sep 11, 2013
    based on 7 ratings

    Are you running from God?

    For more resources related to this sermon, go to ******* Have you ever heard the story of “Wrong Way Roy”? His name was Roy Riegels. Sports fans listen up! You’ll appreciate this. He was playing in the Rose Bowl of 1929. Roy was an All-American center from more

  • When We Act Like Stubbornness Is A Spiritual Gift Series

    Contributed by Jim Butcher on Oct 13, 2013

    A look at the dangers of stubbornness.

    WHEN WE DON'T LIKE WHERE GOD IS LEADING: Jonah would rather die than change. - Jonah 1:12. A CROSS PROBLEM: Too many Christians are more defined by crossed arms than by the cross of Christ. - Too many of us confuse stubbornness with conviction. - What’s the difference? more

  • How Not To Respond To God Series

    Contributed by Billy Ricks on Sep 22, 2013
    based on 1 rating

    Be careful when you read the story of Jonah that you are not distracted by the big fish, the big city, or the popular prophet. The story ks about the God who is bigger and above yet completely involved in the story of grace.

    Intro: Top 10 THINGS TO DO INSIDE A BIG FISH 10) “Can you hear me now?” 9) Pray the fish is ….. bulemic 8) Bonfire and a fish fry! 7) Open a sushi bar 6) “Consider it pure joy” 5) Floss . . . the whale 4) Finally get motivated to read Moby Dick 3) Listen to tapes of more

  • How Can Prayer Be A Witnessing Tool? Series

    Contributed by Jim Butcher on Sep 29, 2013

    Everyone believes in prayer in a crisis and that's an opportunity for us to point them to God.

    AN OPEN DOOR: Everyone believes in prayer in a crisis. - Jonah 1:6 – “The captain went to him and said, ‘How can you sleep? Get up and call on your god!’” - In the section, notice two things: a. It’s the captain that asks Jonah to pray. - Now, more

  • Why Would God Stoop To Reveal His Will Through Dice Tossed By Pagan Sailors Series

    Contributed by Jim Butcher on Sep 27, 2013

    God reveals Jonah's guilt through dice tossed by pagan sailors. It's so undignified. Why would God stoop to reveal His will in such a way?

    REALLY, GOD? Why would God stoop to reveal His will through dice tossed by pagan sailors? - Jonah 1:7. - When you think about this situation, it just all seems so undignified. We’ve got these sailors (whom we can safely presume were not having Sunday School on the ship) rolling dice more

  • The Parts Of Our Lives That Are Off-Limits To God Series

    Contributed by Jim Butcher on Oct 2, 2013

    A look at how we only let God into certain parts of our lives when He needs to be "Lord of all" in our lives.

    WHY WEREN'T THE SAILORS BOTHERED EARLIER? Because they believed in small, provincial gods. - Jonah 1:7, 10. - One of the unusual things about this verse is that it tells in verse 10 that Jonah had told them previously that he was running away from God. You would think that when the storm more

  • Going Overboard About Our Possessions Series

    Contributed by Jim Butcher on Sep 18, 2013

    The main idea shared here is "don't go overboard about things you'd throw overboard." The message looks at how often only a life-threatening situation can cause us to let loose of our possessions.

    MAN OVERBOARD: Don’t go overboard about things you’d throw overboard. - Jonah 1:5. - This trip was undertaken for financial reasons. They didn’t just set sail because they wanted to see the ocean for a while. They did it because there was money to be made. They more

  • Moving Beyond Prayer As 911 Series

    Contributed by Jim Butcher on Sep 17, 2013
    based on 1 rating

    A look at how we too often only pray in emergencies and some steps toward a deeper prayer life.

    [Skit: Say that you’re going to demonstrate the way that we often pray. Say, “Dear God. . .” and have someone respond over the sound system, “911. What’s your emergency?”] EVERYONE BELIEVES IN PRAYER SOMETIMES: Everyone prays in an emergency. - Jonah more

  • Swallowed Up

    Contributed by Ajai Prakash on Dec 11, 2013
    based on 1 rating

    Any time you run from God, you never go “up"; you always go “down.” God sometimes allows us to face frightening circumstances so that we will learn to trust and obey Him. It’s always best to obey the Lord right away - then we won’t be “swallowed up.”

    Opening illustration: Being shocked by electricity can be very dangerous. Just ask professional golf legend Lee Trevino. He was struck by lightning while sitting under a tree during a tournament several years ago. He said, “It bolted my arms and legs out stiff, jerked me off the more

  • The Reluctant, Rebellious Prophet: Jonah, Chapter 1 Series

    Contributed by Pastor Jeff Hughes on Feb 16, 2014
    based on 1 rating

    Serving and ministering those whom we love is easy. What if you were called by God to minister to a nation of murderers, whose part and parcel was to kill wantonly and have no fear of God at all?

    The Reluctant, Rebellious Prophet: Jonah, Chapter 1 Today we will begin the first of a four part series on the book of Jonah. I hope to be in the church building in three Sundays from today, and we will finish this series the Sunday after that. I've decided to take a break from the Achieve more

  • Do You Know.."Where You're Going?"

    Contributed by Charlie Roberts on Jul 1, 2014
    based on 4 ratings

    I believe there our three categories that tell us how people are 1.Those that think they know where their going, 2.Those that say they know where their going, 3. and Those that know where their going.

  • The Missions Mandate

    Contributed by Stephen E. Trail on Aug 21, 2017
    based on 1 rating

    A study in missions and the effects of racism.

    "The Missions Mandate" Jonah 1:1-16 Jonah 1:1 Now the word of the LORD came unto Jonah the son of Amittai, saying, 2 Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry against it; for their wickedness is come up before me. 3 But Jonah rose up to flee unto Tarshish from the presence of the LORD, more