The Reluctant Evangelist (Jonah 4:1-11)

Are You Prejudiced? (v1-4) Are You Too Comfortable? (v5-9) Do You Have God’s Compassion? (v10-11) Jonah 4:1-11 4 But to Jonah this seemed very wrong, and he became angry. 2 He prayed to the Lord, ‘Isn’t this what I said, Lord, when I was still at home? That is what I tried to forestall by fleeing to Tarshish. I knewContinue reading “The Reluctant Evangelist (Jonah 4:1-11)”

Turn, Turn, Turn, Turn (Jonah 3:1-10)

Return to Grace (v1-3) ‘You’ll Be Overturned’ (v4-5) Turn and Believe! (v5-9) When God Turns Back (v10) Jonah 3:1-10 (NIV 2011) 3 Then the word of the Lord came to Jonah a second time: 2 ‘Go to the great city of Nineveh and proclaim to it the message I give you.’ 3 Jonah obeyed the word of the Lord and went to Nineveh.Continue reading “Turn, Turn, Turn, Turn (Jonah 3:1-10)”

Salvation Belongs to the LORD (Jonah 1:17-2:10)

Download the service sheet here. Down and Out? (1:17-2:4) The Lord’s Loyal Love (2:5-9) Up and Out! (2:9-10) Jonah 1:17-2:10 (NIV 2011) 17 Now the Lord provided a huge fish to swallow Jonah, and Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights. 2 1 From inside the fish Jonah prayed to the Lord his God. 2 He said: ‘InContinue reading “Salvation Belongs to the LORD (Jonah 1:17-2:10)”

Running from God (Jonah 1:1-17)

Turning from the LORD (v1-3) Misguided by Circumstances (v3) Powerless in a Crisis (v4-6) Ashamed of Mission (v7-9) Despairing of Future Usefulness (v10-15) Turning to the LORD (v14-17) Jonah 1:1-17 (NIV) 1 The word of the Lord came to Jonah son of Amittai: 2 ‘Go to the great city of Nineveh and preach against it, because its wickedness has comeContinue reading “Running from God (Jonah 1:1-17)”

‘We Have Come to Worship Him’ (Matthew 2:1-12)

We Have Come to Worship Him (Matthew 2:1-12) From Ignorant to Opposed (v3-8) Informed But Apathetic (v3-6) From Ignorant to Invested (v1-2, 9-12) Matthew 2:1-12 (NIV) After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem 2 and asked, ‘Where is the one who has been bornContinue reading “‘We Have Come to Worship Him’ (Matthew 2:1-12)”