Fix Your Eyes: In the Beginning; John 1:1-5

John 1:1-5 Last week we looked at Hebrews 12 and how we run. if you missed the past two weeks messages, please go back and listen to them. I believe they are defining messages for us as a body. We need to be on the same page as we move forward, and prayerfully considering the things I have said over the last couple of weeks I believe will help us all to get on the same page. The main idea of the message last week is that we are called into a race when we are saved, and in order … Continue reading Fix Your Eyes: In the Beginning; John 1:1-5

Hebrews 12:1-17 “Running Lessons: Reloaded”

  So, you may or may not be aware of this, but July first will be two years since I was made the interim pastor of Emmaus Christian Church. The time has flown by so fast, and In many ways, it seems like I have only been here a week, but at the same time, it can seem like I have always been here. God has been faithful through every week, and every day to lead me and guide me, strengthen me, and help me. Even when it is difficult, I know He has been there for these two years, … Continue reading Hebrews 12:1-17 “Running Lessons: Reloaded”

Hebrews 11: “Looking Back to Move Forward”

  Open your Bibles please to Hebrews 11. we are going to be looking at the whole chapter this morning. Does anyone know what this chapter is commonly referred to? it is often called the “Hall of Faith” Here in it is a list of many people and what God did through their faith in Him. This is a who’s who of the old testament in many ways. there are a bunch of the big ones named here, Moses, and David, and Abraham. and others, all commented for their faith. Before it commends them for their faith though, the author … Continue reading Hebrews 11: “Looking Back to Move Forward”

Jonah: “The Plant of God”

  my notes were very sparse this week. This book is made up of seven “episodes” there are three sets of parallels, and one that is on its own. The first set is Jonah’s commissioning and flight, coupled with Jonah’s decommissioning later in the story… The second is Jonah and the Pagan sailors, coupled with Jonah and the Pagan Ninevites… The third pair is Jonah’s. Grateful prayer, coupled with Jonah’s angry prayer. The only episode that doesn’t have a partner is Jonah’s lesson about compassion that we are looking at today… 1.The message of this book is not that God … Continue reading Jonah: “The Plant of God”

Jonah: “The Compassion of God”

Today we are going to look at how God was quite extravagant about who He showed his mercy to. Really, everyone in this story receives the mercy and Grace of God. First thing I want to do in our text is remind us all of what God’s Compassion is saving us from, then look at who it is offered to. God’s compassion saves us from God’s justice: God hurled the wind, God threatened the Ninevites, God sent the sun, and the scorching East wind. Ultimately we must realize that the primary force that God is saving us from is His … Continue reading Jonah: “The Compassion of God”