When God Pretends He Is Not There

“If God is loving, and powerful, and sovereign….then why does my life hurt so much?” “Where is God when I am in pain and call out to Him….and He seems so silent?” “How can God’s plan be loving, how can He be good — when my life is so hard?” These questions, and others like […]

The Call to an Un-wasted Life

You know that feeling when you are on the last day of vacation? That feeling of wishing you could stay there forever — and that you didn’t have to come back and engage with real life in the real world? Yeah. We’ve all been there. And the temptation and the pull to just check out […]

Questions from God

Why does God ask questions here in Jonah and other places in Scripture? It can’t be because He needs information or needs to be caught up on the details. So why does He come in this chapter (and elsewhere) with question after question? If He doesn’t need to be informed — could it be that […]

What Will Make the Difference?

This chapter records one of the great revivals in all of history. Through Jonah preaching God’s Word, an entire city and people are led to repentance, revival, and reconciliation with the Lord of Creation. Do we want to see that here, among us and among our culture? If so, are we willing to depend on […]

The Reason for Mercy

We all by nature compare ourselves to others — for better or worse. But when the Lord opens our eyes to an honest assessment of our unworthiness of His love…. Then we see just how great the Love of Jesus is for us! And when we see what He won for us in His resurrection, […]

Called to a Wonderful Life

God says that His mercy is going to flow out over this world like the waters cover the sea. But sometimes, because of grudges or pain or prejudice in our past, we say, “It’s not going to flow through me.” This morning, who are you committed to not loving well? Who do you hope the […]

What Are You Crying For?

Sermon Outline – March 17, 2019 Text: Jonah 1:17 – 2:10 Title: What Are You Crying For? Have you hit rock bottom in your life? What were the circumstances and the realities that led you to a place where you said, “Well, this is as bad as it gets”? Have you made such a mess […]