The Burnt Offering, Part II
Unlike the books of Genesis and Exodus, the book of Leviticus started out without any story or historical narrative. It simply and immediately begins with the details of the burnt offering. And, the entire first chapter is filled up with the details of it.… Read the rest
The Burnt Offering, Part I
When someone decides to read the Bible, for whatever reason, they will normally start at Genesis and work quickly through that and the first half of Exodus. Then, about chapter 25 of Exodus, the reading slows down. Eventually, it is treated as a chore rather than a pleasure.… Read the rest
The Sign of Jonah
Why did Jonah decide it was better to just go to Nineveh?
A: He learned that he couldn’t trust the ocean. There was just something fishy about it.
I’m sure you’ve heard the term, “God is a God of second chances.” Although it sounds a bit cliché, it really is the truth.… Read the rest
Salvation is of the Lord
- Why should we be encouraged by the story of Jonah and the great fish?
- Because Jonah was down in the mouth, but came out all right.
We’ll finish chapter 2 in our sermon today. When looking back on all that has happened, and what is coming today, we can see a pattern repeated many times since.… Read the rest
Out of the Belly of Sheol I Cried
God gives us free will, and he allows us to exercise that free will even to our own detriment, but one thing that will never happen is that we will somehow thwart His will, His plans, and His purposes – both for ourselves and for those we are destined to influence.… Read the rest