Jonah: Motivated by Compassion

We see Jonah’s real motivation for preaching to Nineveh when he goes outside the city to wait for God’s wrath. But it never comes; instead, God forgives them. God’s grace is an amazing gift we want for ourselves, but we often hope his grace will be withheld from our enemies. Jonah is happy when he […]

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Jonah: Jonah is Angry

The people of Nineveh were evil and depraved-they hated everyone, including Israel, and did all kinds of horrible things to them and others. The Jews despised them, and God’s call to Jonah to preach to them was an offensive call-that is why he resisted. God’s grace is an amazing gift to us, but we often […]

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Jonah: Reluctant Obedience

God works to get our attention because he desires to give us a second chance. He is always willing to provide us with a second chance. It is never too late to do the right thing in your life. Where, in your life, is God giving you a second chance? Who in your life needs […]

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Rebuilding! Protecting The Vision

Enemies always show up when you are doing a good work. Nehemiah and those working with him knew they were doing a good work. They also knew that they needed God, and they needed each other. You and I need to remember the same; there are always enemies around when we try to do what […]

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Easter Sunday: Hope for the World

Death is not final. We see that God’s power and love that sent Jesus to be the sacrifice for our sins brought His victory over sin and death. The same power that raised Jesus from the dead is available for us to live a new and different life. We have real hope for our lives […]

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