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Sep 8
2013

Anatomy of a Reluctant Prophet

Jonah, Media, Sermons | by Pastor Adam Sinnett

Jonah

Today we come to the end of our four-part series in the book of Jonah. This week (Jon. 4:1-11) we get an up-close and personal look into the self-righteousness in Jonah’s heart – and ours – and the great liberation God offers us through the gospel.

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Sep 1
2013

Mission, Mercy & Messy Messengers

Jonah, Media, Sermons | by Pastor Adam Sinnett

Jonah

Today we are reminded that God is on a mission to seek and save the lost from all tribes, tongues, nations – and cities – of the world. Oddly, and beautifully, he uses imperfect, reluctant, messy messengers to deliver the life-changing, sin-forgiving, shame-shattering new s of Jesus that will save them.

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Aug 25
2013

Surprised by Grace

Jonah, Media, Sermons | by Pastor Adam Sinnett

Jonah

We are working our way through a four-part series in the book of Jonah. Today we move into the second scene of the unfolding story (1:17-2:10). This chapter is the happiest part of the entire book, which is telling if nearly drowning and being swallowed by a large marine mammal is the high point of your story. The entire chapter is comprised of Jonah’s prayer to God from within the fish. In it he records his distressing descent to the bottom of the ocean and God’s subsequent (and unlikely) miraculous salvation. While it is easy to get distracted by the fish, the main character is God himself. Today we see that God is so bent on Jonah’s ultimate good that he goes to great lengths in pursuit of him. He is more concerned about the condition of Jonah’s heart, than the condition of his life. In fact, as only God can do, he uses the conditions of life to effect change in Jonah’s heart. He does the same in our lives today.

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Aug 18
2013

We are Jonah

Jonah, Media, Sermons | by Pastor Adam Sinnett

Jonah

Jonah is perhaps one of the best known, and debated, books of the Bible. Unlike other prophetic books, this book focuses on the prophet himself. Yet, this book is not only about him; it’s about us too. We are a lot like Jonah. Jonah received a word from the Lord. We have the Word of the Lord. Jonah is called to a great city. We are called to a great city. Jonah runs from God. We also run. Jonah reluctantly obeys. We do the same. Jonah prefers personal comfort over heartfelt trust. We often do likewise. Yet, amidst Jonah’s disobedience, idolatry and self-righteousness we see the great mercy, kindness and grace of God. This book is a call to repentance, a call to mission, a call to the city, a call to love those unlike ourselves and a call to radical trust in God.

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