Are You Truly Repentant?

As we continue this Sunday in our series on the book of Jonah, we now finishing up chapter 2, looking at verses 8-10.  In these verses Jonah’s prayer takes an interesting shift as he has been talking about himself – now in verse 8 he says “they.” Who is he talking about? The interesting point…

How Low Can You Go?

We continue this week in our series on the book of Jonah, we are now at chapter 2, looking at verses 5-7.  In these verses we again have the recorded prayer of thanks (in great fish’s belly) for the prayer of repentance (in water) which is not recorded in this passage (but is explained in…

Then Jonah Prayed

As we continue our series in the book of Jonah, we now come to chapter 2, looking at verses 1-4.  In these verses we have recorded the prayer of thanks for the prayer of repentance (in water) not recorded in the passage (but he explains in the recorded prayer).  The prayer of thanks is recorded…

Fish Lessons Learned

Continuing our series in the book of Jonah this week, we come now to the last verse in chapter 1, verse 17.  In this passage we learn about God’s care; that God is with us, and that He will not let us get away.  Jonah here is being taught several lessons; lessons he definitely doesn’t…

What Does God Want?

This week as we continue our series in the book of Jonah, we’re looking at chapter 1, verses 13-16.  In this passage I ask the question “What does God want?”  Knowing what God wants you to do in your Christian life is essential to living the Christian life effectively.  There are many clear things (actions)…

Just Toss Me Overboard

This week we continue our series in the book of Jonah, looking at chapter 1, verses 11-12.  In this passage we come to the point and time where Jonah is at a crossroads in his life.  But does he even see it as a crossroads?  Doesn’t he think his only option is for them to…

What, Are You Crazy?

This week we continue our series in the book of Jonah, looking at chapter 1, verses 7-10.  In this passage we look at the fear of God that is on these sailors and Jonah as a storm from God has been hurled on their lives.  Fear and God’s work in this storm brings Jonah to…

But the Lord…

This week, as we continue our series in the book of Jonah, we will look at chapter 1, verses 4-6.  In this passage God sends out an alarm; as He goes after His servant, the prophet Jonah.  God hurls a storm at the boat that Jonah is trying to make his escape from the Lord. …

Hope Beyond the Cross

This Sunday, we will take a break from our current series in Jonah, and do a communion service celebrating the Lord’s Supper.  Our text will be Mark 8:27-33, looking at the hope beyond the cross which as Jesus struggled with the cross in the garden; He also set His eyes on His Heavenly Father to…

Running From the Lord

This Sunday, we continue our new series studying the book of Jonah.  This week we will look at Jonah 1:1-3.  Here Jonah gets his word (command) from the Lord, and decides not to obey it.  He rises up (arose v. 3) to get away from the Lord, and then goes down, down, down.  The irony…