This Sunday, we continue looking at Jonah's journey and track his steps as he enters Nineveh. Jonah, through a little persuasion, obeys the Lord and proclaims the message of God to the people. We will unpack the direct results of obeying the Lord and how obedience to Him, ultimately, leads to glory for Him.
This Sunday we will wrap-up our sermon series on Jonah. This chapter is purposefully overlooked in children's lessons. In this final chapter, we will see Jonah become angry because the Lord pours out His grace on the people of Nineveh. How does a follower of God get to this place? It was Jesus that said in Luke 15:7, " I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent." May we take a lesson from Jonah and be among those that rejoice over the one that is lost in our community.
This Sunday, we continue our sermon series on Jonah and discuss the importance of prayer. In Jonah 2:1-2, we are told, "From inside the fish Jonah prayed to the Lord his God. He said:“In my distress I called to the Lord, and he answered me." Stress seems to drive us to our knees. In this week's message, we will draw parallels between Jonah's prayer in the fish and Jesus' prayer in the garden. And ultimately, we will unearth the magnitude of abiding with our Father in Prayer.
This Sunday, we will begin a sermon series in the Book of Jonah. Jonah is considered a minor prophet, but he finds himself in a major spiritual dilemma. We will watch as Jonah runs from God and the calling that God has placed on his life. What we ultimately discover this week is that we can run from God, but we can't hide.