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.
The book of Jonah is masterfully and beautifully written with the purpose of causing the reader to self-examine…who am I most like in this story? Without question, the answer is “I am like Jonah.” The account of Jonah reveals the ugly side of our hearts. Although we may be God’s people, we do not love […]
Easter Sunday 2018 Jesus died that we might live. Jesus loves you. Do you love Him?