The gospel goes from the innermost parts of our heart to the outermost parts of the world.
Over this past year, we have explored the power by which the early church carried out Gods mission (Multiply) and the places in which the Spirit is at work through us (Good News). Now, in Jonah, we dive deeper into the heart issues that prevent us from participating in Gods mission.
In Jonah, we discover a religious man whose deep-seated anger is unsurfaced when God sends him to preach a message of repentance to a pagan people that he despises. As Jonahs unrepentant heart remains far from the Lord, it is the pagans who demonstrate true repentance. Even though Jonahs mission to the Assyrians is fulfilled in chapter 3, Gods mission to Jonah remains: even as God relents from bringing disaster upon Nineveh (3:10), God is unrelenting in his pursuit of Jonahs heart.
And so, for this series, we can reverse the theme of our earlier series': God may send us to the outermost parts of the world to reach the innermost parts of our heart with the gospel.
Begins September 13th at Tower Grove, September 20th at all other churches.
WEEK 1 | Hiding from God
WEEK 2 | Praying to God
WEEK 3 | Obeying God
WEEK 4 | Arguing with God