Jonah

Jonah 1:1-17, 3:1-10 and 4:1-11
Sunday, November 6, 2016

Focus passage: The LORD’s word came to Jonah, Amittai’s son: “Get up and go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry out against it, for their evil has come to my attention.” Jonah 1:1-2
Today we focus on the story of Jonah.   When you read the story, you really need to have a sense of humor.  The book allows us to see how we negotiate and push against the call of God.  The story is painted in broad strokes in a way that allows us to not take ourselves too seriously all the while contrasted against a message of God’s grace and love that is startling.  We see through this story how Jonah struggles in a comical way with God’s call and God’s desire to remain faithful despite Jonah’s actions. 

Prayer: God, help me to love my enemies, to allow your love to permeate all of me today.  Amen.

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  1. Both myself and George Castle thank you Pastor for leading us along in step with the rest of the congregation even though we missed Church this week.

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