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Sermons from October 2019

Preach the Gospel and Do Justice

October 27, 2019 Scripture: Jonah 3 I. People need the church to preach the Gospel. A. Jonah 3:1-2 is almost an exact repeat of the words that God spoke to Jonah in chapter 1 at the beginning of Jonah’s story. God is offering Jonah a fresh beginning here after his initial disobedience. The message God gave…

Grace is Real

October 20, 2019 Scripture: Jonah 2:1-10 I. Grace is something you don’t deserve. A. What does Jonah do as soon as he gets swallowed by the fish? He does what you or I would do. He prays (vs. 1). When Jonah prayed, he must have wondered if God would help him. He wondered for a few…

Love is Self-Sacrifice

October 13, 2019 Scripture: Jonah 1:11-17 I. Love is self-giving. A. In Jonah 1:11 the sailors ask Jonah for a solution to their problem of this storm that is threatening to kill them, “What shall we do to you, that the sea may quiet down for us?” Jonah knows exactly what to do. Jonah says in…

Embracing the Other

October 6, 2019 Scripture: Jonah 1:7-10 Matthew 5:44-47: “But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven… For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors…