Jesus’ ministry was predicated upon accepting people. He erased the artificial boundaries of culture and status, looked beyond people’s sin, and accepted them. He touched lepers, ate with sinners, visited the homes of tax collectors, and washed the feet of the betrayer. Through countless loving acts, Jesus made a clear statement: “I will never withhold my love from you;...
Author: Don McMinn
Driven to the sea, overwhelmed by a fish, and motivated to finally obey, Jonah has done what God asked. But now, Jonah is Fueled by Anger at God's compassion and keeps running. When you encounter God's extravagant love, how do you respond? Psalm 103:8 says The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love. We love that verse when it applies to us but...
Speaker: Dave Stone
Scripture: Jonah 4, Psalm 103:8
Like Jonah, we often struggle with our enemies, trying to understand their pain and struggles, trying to show compassion. Even though God gives Jonah clear instructions, Jonah runs from God, allowing his disobedience to affect others. God’s Word is clear to us as well. We only have to access it and respond obediently.
Speaker: Chris Brown
Scripture: Jonah 1:1-17, Psalm 139:7-12, Matthew 12:39-40, Luke 11:29-32, 2 Timothy 3:16
It is a profound truth about human beings that our first area of freedom concerns where we will place our mind. Until solitude and silence have had their effects, our minds will very likely continue to be focused on the wrong things, or on good things in an anxious attitude of trying to dominate them. But as we, through relocating our bodies into solitude, escape and change...
Author: Dallas Willard