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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WEEK 6: Stormy vows

29th May 2017 . by incontext_adm

“Those who pay regard to vain idols forsake their hope of steadfast love. But I with the voice of thanksgiving will sacrifice to You; what I have vowed I will pay. Salvation belongs to the Lord!” (Jonah 2:8-9, ESV) Jonah was lying in the belly of a fish, and having made peace with the fact that…

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WEEK 5: The only constant

22nd May 2017 . by incontext_adm

“Then Jonah prayed to the Lord his God from the belly of the fish, saying, ‘I called out to the Lord, out of my distress, and He answered me; out of the belly of Sheol I cried, and You heard my voice. For You cast me into the deep, into the heart of the seas, and the flood…

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WEEK 4: The intentional God

15th May 2017 . by incontext_adm

“Then Jonah prayed to the Lord his God from the belly of the fish, saying, ‘I called out to the Lord, out of my distress, and He answered me; out of the belly of Sheol I cried, and You heard my voice. For You cast me into the deep, into the heart of the seas, and the flood…

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WEEK 3: Action, not pity

8th May 2017 . by incontext_adm

“Nevertheless, the men rowed hard to get back to dry land, but they could not, for the sea grew more and more tempestuous against them. Therefore they called out to the Lord, ‘O Lord, let us not perish for this man’s life, and lay not on us innocent blood, for You, O Lord, have done as it pleased You.’ So they picked…

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WEEK 2: Consequences

30th April 2017 . by incontext_adm

“Then they said to him, ‘Tell us on whose account this evil has come upon us. What is your occupation? And where do you come from? What is your country? And of what people are you?’ And he said to them, ‘I am a Hebrew, and I fear the Lord, the God of heaven, who made the sea…

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WEEK 1: Opportunity of a Lifetime

24th April 2017 . by incontext_adm

“Now the word of the Lord came to Jonah the son of Amittai, saying, ‘Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and call out against it, for their evil has come up before Me.’ But Jonah rose to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the Lord. He went down to Joppa and found a ship going to Tarshish. So he paid the fare and went down…

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WEEK 20: Psalm 67

17th April 2017 . by incontext_adm

“May God be gracious to us and bless us; look on us with favour so that Your way may be known on earth, Your salvation among all nations. Let the peoples praise You, God; let all the peoples praise You.” (Psalm 67:1-3, HCSB) This was the Psalmist’s prayer for the house of Israel. In the…

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