WEEK 5: Move Aside

14th August 2017 . by incontext_adm

“The Lord appeared to Abram and said, ‘To your offspring I will give this land.’ So he built an altar there to the Lord, who had appeared to him. From there he went on toward the hills east of Bethel and pitched his tent, with Bethel on the west and Ai on the east.” (Genesis 12:7-8, NIV) The story of God calling Abram to go…

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WEEK 4: “You bring the water, I’ll make the wine”

7th August 2017 . by incontext_adm

“Jesus said to the servants, ‘Fill the jars with water’; so they filled them to the brim. Then He told them, ‘Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet.’ They did so, and the master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine.” (John 2: 7-9a, NIV) The water-into-wine…

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WEEK 3: Delight Yourself in the Lord

31st July 2017 . by incontext_adm

“Delight yourself in the LORD, and He will give you the desires of your heart.” (ESV) This verse seems to be one of the ‘favourites’ of the Bible – it’s very appealing in terms of what it promises. Who wouldn’t want to follow a God who gives the desires of our hearts? It has often…

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WEEK 2: The Good Thing vs. the God-Thing

24th July 2017 . by incontext_adm

“Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly. But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary…

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WEEK 1: Lord and Master

17th July 2017 . by incontext_adm

“Now listen, you who say, ‘Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.’ Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. Instead, you ought to say,…

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WEEK 12: See What God Sees

10th July 2017 . by incontext_adm

After God appointed a worm to destroy the plant that was providing Jonah with shade from the scorching sun, God asked Jonah if he had any reason to be angry, and Jonah answered “yes”.  Jonah was sitting outside the city of Nineveh, waiting to see what God would do to it. He was sitting in…

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WEEK 10: Selfish Destruction

26th June 2017 . by incontext_adm

“But it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and he was angry. And he prayed to the Lord and said, ‘O Lord, is not this what I said when I was yet in my country? That is why I made haste to flee to Tarshish; for I knew that You are a gracious God and merciful, slow to…

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WEEK 9: God’s Hope

19th June 2017 . by incontext_adm

“When God saw what they did, how they turned from their evil way, God relented of the disaster that He had said He would do to them, and He did not do it.” (Jonah 3:10. ESV) When the people of Nineveh repented of their evil ways and stopped their violent deeds, God chose not to destroy them…

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WEEK 8: The truly regenerated life

11th June 2017 . by incontext_adm

“… 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…

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WEEK 7: No limits

5th June 2017 . by incontext_adm

“Jonah began to go into the city, going a day’s journey. And he called out, ‘Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown!’ And 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.” (Jonah 3:4-5, ESV) Jonah got a second chance to…

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