We all run away from God at some time, but He will never let us get away! Because He loves us, God goes to extremes to turn us around and get us back on the right path. No one knew this better than Jonah. Jonah’s story teaches us that God's plans for us might be difficult and hard to accept, but God will always be alongside of us. In fact, the story of Jonah is really the story of God’s character, His care for us, and how His discipline is a form of grace. Jonah reminds us how even our lowest moments are worthy times to give God praise and thanks.
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Richard Phillips is chair of the Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology. Rev. Phillips also serves as senior minister of Second Presbyterian Church in Greenville, SC. An officer in the United States Army for thirteen years, Phillips commanded tank units and later served as assistant professor of leadership at West Point before resigning with the rank of major to enter the ministry. He is the author of numerous books, including, The Masculine Mandate: God’s Calling to Men and I Samuel Reformed Expository Commentary.
The 1 message from Jonah included:
- Jonah the Scapegoat
(1 mp3 download)
Topics: Faith, Obedience, Repentance, Fear, Grace, Prayer, Discipline, Salvation
Scripture: Jonah 1-4