Rhetorical-ness, God’s Not a Fickle Dummy, & the Full Expression of Jonah & Nahum

All three chapters of the tiny ignored book of Nahum are now done.  Let me end it today with 2 thoughts. First, the rhetorical question: Did you notice that Nahum ends with a rhetorical question? Do you know what the only other book in the Bible to with a rhetorical question is? Jonah. Jonah 4:11 … Continue reading Rhetorical-ness, God’s Not a Fickle Dummy, & the Full Expression of Jonah & Nahum

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God Working for your Neighbors Through your Heart

After reading and studying the book of Jonah recently, I've seen something I've never noticed before.  Taking a step back from the book it is perhaps a bit surprising to see two whole chapters worth of attention given to “getting Jonah to Nineveh” and a few verses given to “Jonah activity in Nineveh” and another … Continue reading God Working for your Neighbors Through your Heart

If God Saved Them, He Can Save Me

“The people of Nineveh believed God. They called for a fast and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them to the least of them. The word reached the king of Nineveh, and he arose from his throne, removed his robe, covered himself with sackcloth, and sat in ashes. And he issued a proclamation and published through Nineveh, ”By the decree of … Continue reading If God Saved Them, He Can Save Me

How to Impact a Trendy, Cool, and Hip Urban City

“Then the word of the LORD came to Jonah the second time, saying, ”Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and call out against it the message that I tell you.” So Jonah arose and went to Nineveh, according to the word of the LORD. Now Nineveh was an exceedingly great city, three days’ journey in breadth. Jonah began to … Continue reading How to Impact a Trendy, Cool, and Hip Urban City

God Constantly Pursues the Praises of His Name in the Hearts of His People

Obviously this chapter is well known to many of you because you’ve heard the story of Jonah being swallowed by the fish before.  I wonder though, do you think this is a bit too much?  I mean, swallowed by a great fish and remaining in its stomach for three days?  Some people respond and say, … Continue reading God Constantly Pursues the Praises of His Name in the Hearts of His People