Revival in the land

In our study of the book of Jonah we’ve seen God SPEAK a command to Jonah, Jonah SIN by running away, God SEEK out Jonah, Jonah SURRENDER to the call, God SPARE Jonah’s life, and finally God SPEAK His command to Jonah a SECOND time. God was merciful to Jonah in saving his life and in giving him another chance. It’s now time for Jonah to extend God’…read more

JUST DO IT!

In describing Jonah’s personality, one commentator wrote… He was a proud, self-centered egotist: willful, pouting, jealous, and blood thirsty; a good patriot and lover of Israel, but without proper respect for God or love for his enemies. What a poor assessment of a man who is supposed to be God’s spokesman. Do you think God will use Jonah with an attitude like that? We’d say ‘no’, but that’s where God’s mercy comes in. God extended mercy to Jonah by saving his life, and in His mercy, gave him another chance to obey. The poet Robert Frost said, "After Jonah, you could never trust God NOT to be merciful again." …So true. God is a God of second chances and we’ll see that demonstrated on our program today.

Did Jonah repent?

The definition for the word ‘repent’ is ‘to feel remorse, contrition or self-reproach for what one has done or failed to do’. Oswald Chambers writes… Repentance always brings a person to the point of saying “I have sinned.” The surest sign that God is at work in his life is when he says that and means it. Anything less is simply sorrow for having made foolish mistakes. On this program Barbara Sandbek, will look at Jonah’s prayer from inside the fish and see if he is truly repentant.

It's only downhill from here!

So far in our study of Jonah, we’ve learned that God wanted to REACH out to the pagan Gentiles of Ninevah with His mercy, so He REVEALED a message to His prophet, Jonah, and told him to go there and preach it, but Jonah REACTED by RUNNING away. On this program, we’re going to reenact what happened as a result of Jonah’s disobedience. The setting is Joppa, a seaport about 35 miles northwest of Jerusalem - known today as Jaffa. A ship is docked there and about ready to leave. It’s destination - Tarshish, a mining colony in Spain. Looks like a nice day for a cruise. Hey…there’s Jonah boarding the boat now.

God can repay with mercy

The purpose of the book of Jonah is to show that God is concerned for ALL mankind, not just the Jews and that He will do whatever is necessary to accomplish His purpose of making Himself known, even to His enemies. 2 Peter 3:9 says that God is not willing that ANY should perish, but that ALL should come to repentance. The book of Jonah anticipates the universality of Jesus' Gospel, and is the Old Testament counterpart to the salvation message of John 3:16 which says “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that WHOSOEVER believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.” On this program, Barbara Sandbek will take a look at Jonah’s reaction to God’s call to go to Nineveh.

It's all about God's grace!

There has been much debate over whether the story of Jonah is true or just an allegory. Regardless of your stance, 2 Timothy 3:16 says that ALL Scripture is inspired by God and is PROFITABLE for our training. On this Grace Notes program, Barbara Sandbek will begin a series on the book of Jonah. You’ll find this to be NO fish story - rather one that’s alive with lessons we can learn and apply so don’t miss a single program.

Conclusion

Barbara Sandbek will complete our study on ‘Thinking Right Thoughts’. Philippians 4 verse 8 has been our text for this series. Through studying each phrase we’ve discovered that we need to focus on things of the Lord - things that are true, noble, right, pure, lovely and admirable. TRUE things are God’s WORD. NOBLE things are God’s WAYS. RIGHT things are God’s WILL. PURE things are God’s WISDOM. LOVELY things are God’s WORKS. and ADMIRABLE things are God’s WONDERS. These and only these are excellent and praise-worthy things on which to think. Paul's exhortation to "think about such things" is followed by a second exhortation in his next verse, "put it into practice". So, as we conclude, let see how right thinking produces right actions.

Think Right Thoughts - What is lovely? God's wonders!

So far, in our study on ‘Thinking Right Thoughts’ we’ve found that according to Philippians 4 verse 8, God’s WORD, God’s WAYS, God’s WILL, God’s WISDOM and GOD’S WORKS are right things to think about. The next phrase in the verse says to think on things that are ADMIRABLE. What are they? Well…just look out your window. On this program, Barbara Sandbek will share about God’s WONDERS.

What is lovely? God's works!

So far, in our study on ‘Thinking Right Thoughts’ we’ve found that according to Philippians 4 verse 8, God’s WORD, God’s WAY, God’s WILL and God’s WISDOM are right things to think about. On this program, Barbara Sandbek will discuss how to think LOVELY thoughts, but first, let’s hear a song from Barbara praising God for His marvelous WORKS.

What is pure?

Our topic in this series is ‘Thinking Right Thoughts’. Philippians 4 verse 8 is our text. It says.. Whatever is TRUE whatever is NOBLE whatever is RIGHT whatever is PURE, whatever is LOVELY, whatever is ADMIRABLE; If anything is excellent or praise worthy THINK ABOUT SUCH THINGS. So far, we’ve found that God’s WORD is TRUE – it’s the standard to use in judging WHAT to think about. God’s WAY is NOBLE – it’s the method to use in EXERCISING God’s Word. And God’s WILL is RIGHT - It’s what we should follow to live out God’s word. On this program, Barbara Sandbek will define what PURE thinking is.

What is RIGHT?

We’ve all heard the saying ‘The mind is a terrible thing to waste’. We can waste our minds by thinking unproductive thoughts. Philippians 4:8, our main text for this series, says Whatever is TRUE whatever is NOBLE whatever is RIGHT whatever is PURE, whatever is LOVELY, whatever is ADMIRABLE; If anything is excellent or praise-worthy THINK ABOUT SUCH THINGS. On our program today, Barbara Sandbek will define what thinking is RIGHT.

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