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When discussing spiritual warfare we often limit the conversation to a battle that is raging around us. In this last section of Jonah, God uses a powerful object lesson to teach us that everyday there is a battle raging inside of us. It is a battle of Worship. It is a power struggle over who […]
Have you ever been disappointed with God, maybe even angry with Him? If we are honest, there are times and places in all of our hearts where the answer to this question is a painful “yes.” God’s grace uses these moments to expose the deeply rooted deception of our hearts. Here in Jonah chapter 4 […]
It is solely because of God’s love that anyone truly repents. Without God’s love helping us to sin our sin and the weight of its consequences, no one would ever repent. God uses a combination of His Word, His Spirit, and His people to communicate that love in our lives. This is where we find […]
Salvation belongs to the Lord! You and I are not the agent of change, in our lives or in others, we are only the instrument God may use to catalyst the change He is accomplishing. The power, or even the potential, for change, is never in the preacher or the people but rather in the […]
We can all identify with the struggle of wanting to change but failing. Failure only makes us feel worse. We want to repent but it doesn’t seem to work. It is only the grace of God that will not let us alone and keeps patiently exposing our hearts. Remember, God is aimed at exposing your […]
God is angry at Jonah’s sin and rebellion. God is also gracious in His relentless pursuit of Jonah’s heart. It is the intention of God’s grace to change us. God is more committed to you than are to Him. Life’s storms are where God’s Holiness and Grace collide to rescue you from yourself.
If God responded to us the way that we respond to other people, none of us would ever have been saved. We are more like Jonah than we want to admit. God’s Word always calls for a response. Is it possible that in some way we are running from God right now?