The Defiling Diet (Daniel 1:1-21)

Delivered to Babylon (v1-2) Re-educated in Babylon (v3-7) Resolved in Babylon (v8-16) Enduring After Babylon (v17-21) Daniel 1 (NIV) 1 In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came to Jerusalem and besieged it. 2 And the Lord delivered Jehoiakim king of Judah into his hand, along with some ofContinue reading “The Defiling Diet (Daniel 1:1-21)”

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)”