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Pigs and whales – what do they have in common – a blubbering son and a blubbering prophet. In the parable of the prodigal son, Jesus tells of a wayward son who finally returns home and, to his surprise, to the open arms of his Father. The use of the pigs in this parable show us how far down the Jewish boy had sunk. Years before (800) God did a very similar thing in the life of a wayward prophet by the name of Jonah. In this story, Jonah disobeys God and goes down (down to Nineveh, down to the bottom of the boat, and down to the bottom of the sea). Yet no matter how far down Jonah sank, God relentlessly pursued His prodigal prophet. Thus the story of Jonah and the whale is not the story of Jonah or the whale, but instead the story of Jonah’s God. It is not about the plausibility of the miracle of the whale, but the completely implausibility of the miracle of a God who relentlessly pursues His people with all his might. More than a cute Sunday school drawing or fanciful story, this is the story of humanity and God – the God of Amazing Grace.

 

June 18, 2017

God's Message for Us Today

Speaker: David J. Jebaratnam

Scripture: Jonah 1-4

 

June 11, 2017

How Do I Feel Towards Him?

Speaker: Jeremy K. Lobdell

Scripture: Luke 15:11-32

 

June 4, 2017

Live Sent

Speaker: Jeff Andridge

Scripture: John 17:18

 

May 28, 2017

What's Going on Inside?

Speaker: Jeremy K. Lobdell

Scripture: Jonah 4:1-11

 

May 21, 2017

What is God Like?

Speaker: Jeremy K. Lobdell

Scripture: Jonah 3

 

May 14, 2017

The Hound of Heaven

Speaker: Jeremy K. Lobdell

Scripture: Jonah 1:17-2:10

>>Link to Comparisons Between Jesus and Jonah

 

May 7, 2017

Jesus Met Nicodemus

Speaker: Linton Phillips

Scripture: John 3:1-21

 

April 30, 2017

The Darkness That Leads
   to Light

Speaker: Jeremy K. Lobdell

Scripture: Jonah 1:7-16

 

April 23, 2017

Which Way Will You Run?

Speaker: Jeremy K. Lobdell

Scripture: Jonah 1:1-6

 

April 16, 2017

Triumph and Victory

Speaker: Jeremy K. Lobdell

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 15:12-22

Due to technical difficulties the video file for the April 16 sermon is in two parts.

 

April 9, 2017

Who Is This Jesus?

Speaker: David J. Jebaratnam

Scripture: Matthew 21:1-17

 

 

 

 

 

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