The book of Jonah seems to end without a real conclusion; it is God’s question to Jonah who remains angry at God’s mercy. The message of chapter four points not at Jonah’s problem but of God’s grace and compassion, who is slow to anger and abounding in love. (v. 2).
Jonah, the reluctant missionary gets a second opportunity to fulfill God’s call. This time he goes to Nineveh willingly, if even for the wrong reasons. What is that message to us today?
Pastor Jim Powell sermon on candidating Sunday at PWCC. Taken from Hebrews 13:20-21 (NIV) “Now may the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with everything good for doing His will, and may He work in us what […]
Part two of four part series: Running to God—Jonah 1:17-3:10 This is part two of the story of Jonah, the reluctant missionary. Jonah is the outstanding missionary book of the Old Testament. Jonah demonstrates God’s heart for the Gentiles. It brilliantly depicts the sovereignty of God, the issues of racial and cultural bigotry, of God’s […]
Part One of Four Part Series: We begin a four part look into a major event in the life of the Prophet Jonah. Jonah is the outstanding missionary book of the Old Testament. Jonah demonstrates God’s heart for the Gentiles. It brilliantly depicts the sovereignty of God, the issues of racial and cultural bigotry, of […]
Part of our spiritual growth is facing and then living with the most difficult questions we wrestle with regarding pain and suffering. There are two questions about the constant challenges of life:
Paul the Apostle wrote to the Christians in the town of Colossae while he was in prison. He shares his personal prayer for their walk with Christ. It speaks so beautifully to what our church has experienced in September 2018 – Personal Spiritual Renewal; New Beginnings, what it means to have contrite hearts and brokenness in […]
We long for days of communion with our Lord, so why does it not always seem that way? What Leads to Personal and Corporate Spiritual Renewal is an awareness of God’s Holiness, followed by a conviction of our own sin, which leads to confession and ultimately God’s forgiveness.
This is about the reasons why all of us need to have spiritual renewal in our lives. Is there something missing in your Christian life but you don’t know what it is? Are your times with the Lord dry or stale? Are you restless for more in your relationship with God but not sure what to […]
When God even encourages complaints that are given to Him in prayer, it should move us forward in our prayer communication. Want to know how a man of faith argues with God in anger, especially when this man is upset that God does not take away all his enemies? Read Psalm 10. After his complaining he […]