Month: February 2013

Jonah

1.  What was Jonah’s problem with Nineveh? The same problem as the older brother in the parable of the prodigal son – the same problem as Job and Jeremiah and David. In fact, the same problem all of us have. How can God be inconsistent? How can he be soft toward the rebellious and so strict with those of us who try so hard to do what is right? We need Psalm 37 to be true. We need to kn ...[Read More]

Genesis 1:1-5

1.  I don’t want to talk about all the various theories and explanations of creation this morning. Instead, I want to take a few minutes to give a perspective on the creation and then let Dr. Charley Gordon have a few minutes to do the same. 2.  We often think about the Gospel as beginning in the New Testament. It doesn’t. It begins before the beginning. The good news was part of the f ...[Read More]

Amos 8-9

1.  “The days are coming,” declares the Sovereign Lord, “when I will send a famine through the land — not a famine of food or a thirst for water, but a famine of hearing the words of the Lord. People will stagger from sea to sea and wander from north to east, searching for the word of the Lord, but they will not find it.” A famine is a terrible thing and they were dreaded by the people ...[Read More]

Amos 7:1-17

This morning I want to give some context for our guest teacher. I had asked her to be with us last week but she was in Houston. It turns out that this week is actually better as what she is doing and who she is are more directly related to the text. I am always glad when things work out that way. 1.  Amos 7:14: “I was neither a prophet or a prophet’s son, but I was a shepherd, and I al ...[Read More]