Text: Jonah 4:1-11 How does God show his compassion to--and through--Jonah and his ministry in Nineveh? That’s what we’ll look at as we conclude our series, Big Fish, Bigger God.
Text: Jonah 4:1-11 Compassion only does us lasting good if the one who is compassionate is also powerful enough to do something about our problems. That’s exactly the kind of God we have, as we’ll see in this message.
Text: Jonah 4:1-11 Not only does self-righteousness cause us to see God as our debtor, but it causes us to see ourselves as better, stronger, and wiser than we really are. At the same time, it causes us to see people not as people, but merely as yardsticks by which we can (favorably) measure ourselves. [...]
Text: Jonah 4:1-11 Self-righteousness--the attitude that says we don’t need God or other people, and that we’re wiser, holier, and better than we actually are--is so devastating because it poisons the way we see God. We begin to see him not so much as our savior, but as our debtor. When that happens, pain and [...]