Tuesday, July 30, 2013

We've got a runner....

Most of you have probably read the book of Jonah - the most famous fish story ever told. Jonah, however, is more than a story about a man who was swallowed by a whale and lived to tell about it.

It's a story about a man who struggles with God's purposes and mercy. It's a story that reminds us that God's ways are not our ways:

Where we want independence, God wants obedience.
Where we want recompense, God wants humility.
Where we want to follow our own ways, God wants us to follow HIM.
Where we want personal success and victory, God wants compassion.

Jonah is a story of a man who thought he knew God but discovers otherwise when God asks him to do something that he doesn't understand.

If you haven't read all four chapters of Jonah before, pick it up and read it this week and then come join us this Sunday for the first of four sermons on the Book of Jonah.

- Chesney Szaniszlo