The Big Questions – Does God Really Expect Me to Love Those People?

Text: Jonah We all have unwritten lists of people we find easy to love, and people we find, well…unlovable. You know: “those people.” Surely God doesn’t expect me to love them, right?

By | February 9th, 2020|Sermon|0 Comments

Jonah: The Antidote of Compassion, Part 2

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.

By | February 24th, 2019|Sermon|0 Comments

Jonah: The Antidote of Compassion, Part 1

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.

By | February 17th, 2019|Sermon|0 Comments

Jonah: The Poison of Self-Righteousness, Part 2

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. [...]

By | February 10th, 2019|Sermon|0 Comments

Jonah: The Poison of Self-Righteousness

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 [...]

By | February 3rd, 2019|Sermon|0 Comments

Jonah: What is Repentance All About?

Text: Jonah: 3:1-10 Repentance. That word--and it’s verbal form, repent--is all over the Bible. But what does it mean? And what does it look like in actual practice? That’s what we discuss in our look at in the fourth week of our series Jonah: Big Fish, Bigger God.

By | January 28th, 2019|Sermon|0 Comments

Jonah: Backed into a Corner

Text: Jonah 2:1-10 What do you do when you have nowhere else to go? What will you hang your hopes upon? What will dictate your mindset (and, in turn, your actions) moving forward? God put Jonah in a spot where he had nowhere to look but up. And the truth he re-discovered was the same [...]

By | January 20th, 2019|Sermon|0 Comments

Jonah: A Severe Mercy

Text: Jonah 1:4-17 The words “severe” and “mercy” don’t seem to go together. But if you read the Bible, you find that many of the greatest things people does in the lives of his people are also the hardest. That was definitely the case for Jonah, as we’ll discover in this sermon

By | January 13th, 2019|Sermon|0 Comments

Jonah: A Prophet Who Looks a Whole Lot Like Us

Text: Jonah 1:1-3 In this sermon, we get an introductory look at the prophet Jonah--a guy who looks eerily like us in a lot of ways we’re probably not proud of. We talk both about who Jonah was and what he did, but more importantly, we discuss what we can learn about God’s character in [...]

By | January 6th, 2019|Sermon|0 Comments