We hear a lot of hype these days about “climate change” and the dangers we will face as our climate continues to gradually grow warmer. But did you know that the Bible speaks of a “climate change” on earth that will occur quite abruptly? In 2 Peter 3:10 (ASV) “But the day of the Lord will come as a thief; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall be dissolved with fervent heat, and the earth and the works that are therein shall be
“Scandalous Love” sounds like a trashy story from one of today’s tabloids, but this story was directed by God to serve as an object lesson for His people, Israel. Believers today are also God’s people and we too can learn from the message of this “scandalous love”.
Text: Hosea 1-3 Radical Obedience (God directed Hosea for an object lesson) Take a woman of harlotry and have children of harlotry (1:2) Hosea marries Gomer Three Children (“of harlotry” 2:4) Jezreel: “God scatters” (1:4) Lo-ruhamah: “not-pitied” or “without mercy” (1:6) Lo-ammi: “Not my people” (1:8-9) Hosea obeyed God’s command as an example of God’s love
toward wayward Israel. Unfaithfulness Gomer played the harlot Was repeatedly unfaithful. Isr
Text: The Book of Jonah The Story of Jonah
Jonah was called by God to preach to Nineveh Jonah sought to avoid the call by fleeing His flight by ship was met with a fierce storm He realized he was the cause, and had himself thrown overboard He was swallowed by a great fish Jonah was spit up onto the shore three days later He travelled to Nineveh and delivered God’ Word The people repented, believed in God, and forsook their sinful ways Jonah was displeased and a
Some “fish stories” really do sound “fishy” and just too unbelievable, but this one’s a whopper and it really is true. You’ve got to hear it – “Jonah – Just Another Fish Story?” Pastor Kent Smith’s sermon Sunday, June 16, 2019.
Text: 2 Kings 4:1-7 Running on Empty The widow’s dilemma A dead husband Facing great debts Children to be taken for payment Our Feelings: I can’t take one more thing
- Burnout, Overwhelmed Taking Stock What do you have? One jar of olive oil Words of Wisdom for us: Consider what you have
& Be thankful, grateful A Word from the Lord Borrow vessels From your Neighbors Get Empty Vessels Do not get a few Words of Wisdom f
How long will you wait? Text: 1 Kings 18:17-46 Indecision “Fear stifles our thinking and actions. It creates indecisiveness
that results in stagnation ” ~ Charles Stanley “Indecision may or may not be my problem.” ~ Jimmy Buffet Indecision is the result of fear and doubt Indecision creates greater fear and anxiety Background Solomon’s reign (1 Kings 11) Solomon’s death (1 Kings 11:41-43)