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  • Jonah The Deserter Series

    Contributed by Glenn Pease on Apr 9, 2021
     | 73 views

    He was a deliberate, determined, disobedient deserter of duty, and yet he was an instrument of God for the salvation of many. That is the real wonder, and not the whale experience.

    Jonah is one of the most famous books of the Old Testament. It is known of by masses of people who never read any of the Bible. Strange as it may seem it was the first book of the Bible to be translated into Chinese. The trouble with all the widespread knowledge about Jonah is that it is all ...read more

  • Jonah's Flight Lessons Series

    Contributed by Glenn Pease on Apr 9, 2021
     | 68 views

    The lesson that many point out here is that we learn by this experience that good timing, and all things working out to aid you in your plan, is no necessary proof that it is God's will. Even the most evil of schemes can work like a charm,

    Many of you have no doubt heard several times of the boy who drew a picture in Sunday School of an airplane with four people in it. The Sunday School teacher asked him what part of the Bible he was illustrating, and he said it was a picture of the flight of Mary and Joseph with Jesus into Egypt. ...read more

  • Awakened By A Pagan Series

    Contributed by Glenn Pease on Apr 9, 2021
     | 66 views

    All it takes for many pagans to become children of God is a faithful prophet who will awake at their rebuke; pray for their preservation, and begin to proclaim the person of Christ.

    Jonah and Paul were alike in that they were both commissioned by God as missionaries to the Gentiles, and both were alike in their desire to go to Spain. Both of them had the experience of being on a storm tossed ship with pagans. These superficial similarities, however, become material for a ...read more

  • The Lord Or Luck Series

    Contributed by Glenn Pease on Apr 9, 2021
     | 32 views

    God cannot let a man be free to disobey His law and at the same time compel him to obey it. This is the price God was willing to pay to make a man with free will.

    \ A speculator, who won and lost money by instinct, was discussing success with a business man who had done very well. They were discussing whether success was attained by planned judgment, or by mere luck. The business man said judgment, but the speculator held out for luck. He pointed out to the ...read more

  • Pagan Piety Series

    Contributed by Glenn Pease on Apr 9, 2021
     | 78 views

    We see here an example of how God can use evil to bring forth good. Jonah disobeyed and did the opposite of God's will, and yet there was no loss, for by his act of evil he was led providentially to bring the knowledge of the true God to these men.

  • Scripture And Suicide Series

    Contributed by Glenn Pease on Apr 9, 2021
     | 49 views

    Suicide is almost always folly in our culture, for it is basically just a means of escape. It is usually based on ignorance of the future. People think their present situation is permanent, and they cannot stand to think of living with their present burden for the rest of their lives.

  • The Fear Of God Series

    Contributed by Glenn Pease on Apr 9, 2021
     | 81 views

    The word fear in relation to God can mean very opposite things. There is a fear of God which is terror at his might and wrath, and there is a fear of God which is reverence, or worship. There is still another which is knowledge and wisdom of God.

  • "Jonah: God’s Compassion Is Different From Ours” Series

    Contributed by Charles Clemons on Feb 10, 2021
     | 263 views

    “True compassion comes from God. It is sacrificial and reflects and honors Christ. It is otherworldly. It is inspiring, beautiful, and compelling. But the sin of racism is evidenced by a lack of compassion for those deemed inferior.”

    JONAH: GOD’S COMPASSION IS DIFFERENT FROM OURS I. Jonah Rebels and Runs from God (1:1-3, 7, 17) A.God Supernaturally pursues Jonah (vv.3-9) 1. Sailors REPENT, and God Relents (vv.5-16) II. Jonah Prays and Recommits (2:1-10) III. Jonah PREACHED, and Nineveh Repents (3:1-10) IV. ...read more

  • Adrift Series

    Contributed by Drew Mills on Jan 27, 2021
     | 680 views

    Have you ever made bad decisions? I think we all have. Parable of prodigal son Ever make bad decisions? What happens when a prophet of God WON’T speak God’s word? That’s what we are going to look at today in the book of Jonah.

    “Adrift” ‘Ready to Soar’ series Jonah January 17, 2021 Bad decisions: , construction fails… Have you ever made bad decisions? I think we all have. Parable of prodigal son What happens when a prophet of God WON’T speak God’s word? That’s what we are going to look at today in the book of ...read more

  • The Reluctant Missionary: Jonah Preaches To Nineveh

    Contributed by Mark A. Barber on Jan 16, 2021
     | 1,201 views

    God's will will be done whether we are willing or not.

  • 26 The Prophet's Lamenting Series

    Contributed by Michael Collins on Jan 14, 2021
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     | 367 views

    This message is about Jonah lamenting to God in response to God relenting on bringing punishment on the people of Nineveh on account of their repenting at Jonah's preaching.

    # 26 – The Prophet’s Lamenting Jonah 4:1-4 – “But it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and he became angry. 2 So he prayed to the LORD, and said, “Ah, LORD, was not this what I said when I was still in my country? Therefore I fled previously to Tarshish; for I know that You are a gracious and merciful ...read more

  • 22 The 2nd Commission Series

    Contributed by Michael Collins on Dec 24, 2020
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     | 603 views

    This devotion is about the 2nd call of God to Jonah to go and preach to the people of Nineveh. This is the 22nd of 31 devotions on the book of Jonah, where a comparison is made between Jonah and The Church-at-large, in the light of the present global pandemic.

  • 2. The Futility Of Running From God Series

    Contributed by Grant Adams on Nov 29, 2020
     | 445 views

    We cannot run away from God. We all try sometimes. We all try to make our own choices do our own thing. We never seem to learn the futility of it all.

    I. A Deliberate Choice 1. The Ship 2. Life is made up of choices. Hebrews 11:24-25 3. Jonah made a deliberate choice to rebel against God. a. Tarshish was the farthest point that he could flee. As much as 1,600 – 2,000 miles b. Jonah refused to surrender his will to God’s will. 4. The idea was, “I ...read more

  • 1. Living In Rebellion Series

    Contributed by Grant Adams on Nov 29, 2020
     | 491 views

    One of the unfortunate things about the book of Jonah is: most people know only about the great fish, but they know nothing of the great God.

  • 19 The Fishy Rescue Series

    Contributed by Michael Collins on Nov 28, 2020
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     | 481 views

    This devotion is about how God rescued Jonah by sending a great fish to swallow him. This is the 19th of 31 devotions from a series called 'The Church Called Jonah.' In these devotions, which are based on the book of Jonah a comparison is made between Jonah and The Church-at-large.

    # 19 – The Fishy Rescue Jonah 1:16 – “Now the Lord had prepared a great fish to swallow Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.” Now the Lord had prepared a great fish to swallow Jonah We just saw how the sailors made a tough, never-before-done decision – to ...read more