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  • UNDERSTANDING THE BOOK OF JONAH

    Two keys will prove useful in understanding the real issues in this book.   Key #1: The book records Jonah's mission to Nineveh, but it is written to Israel, who hated Nineveh. Because God uses Jonah to confront the hatred of Israel, the prophesy of Jonah is as much about racism as it is abou...
  • GREAT THINGS IN GENESIS

    The most outstanding stories of the book, together with the chapters in which they are found, may be listedas:   1.  Creation, temptation, and fall. 1 - 3   2.  Cain and Abel and their sacrifices 4.   3.  Noah, the flood and the new beginning. 6 -10   4. &n...
  • WHY DO WE PRAY?

    So why do we pray and ask the Lord to bless us everyday?   CONFIRMING One’s Calling and Election:.......His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. 2 Peter 1:3   PRAISE to God for a Li...
  • When Mercy Is Not Granted

    Grace is unlimited, and forever, and we will focus on it in a separate study. Mercy, in the sense we mean, is vast but limited, and will end in either: 1) Repentance leading to salvation by grace, or 2) stored-up wrath and eternal punishment.   In the meantime, God is calling us out of merc...
  • Disaster

    Flirting With Disaster; Taking God's Mercy For Granted   Rom 2:5 (Phi) Or are you by your obstinate refusal to repent simply storing up for yourself an experience of the wrath of God in the day of his anger when he shows his hand in righteous judgment?   Rom 2:5 (Jer) Your stubborn ref...
  • Need Mercy?

    Who Needs Mercy?   Rom 3:23-27 (Jer) Both Jew and pagan sinned and forfeited God's glory, and both are justified through the free gift of his grace by being redeemed in Christ Jesus who was appointed by God to sacrifice his life so as to win reconciliation through faith. In this way God makes...
  • God's Mercy....

    God's Mercy Is Vast And Amazing   Ezra 9:13 (NIV) "What has happened to us is a result of our evil deeds and our great guilt, and yet, our God, you have punished us less than our sins have deserved... Shall we again break your commands...?"     1 Tim 1:13 (Jer) Even though I used...
  • How Far God Will Go...

    When We See Just How Far God Will Go...   Think of how much mercy God has given us. Most of us have never contracted herpes, AIDS, or gotten pregnant out of wedlock! We've miraculously avoided accidents we deserved due to reckless, inattentive, even drunk driving. And so on. God's angels must...
  • Sin

    Why Does A Holy God Let Us Get Away With Sin? Rom 2:4 (LB) Don't you realize how patient he is being with you: Or don't you care? Can't you see that he has been waiting all this time without punishing you, to give you time to turn from your sin? His kindness is meant to lead you to repentance. &nb...
  • Say to my soul, “I am your salvation.”

    But our salvation, our saving grace is not from us, it is from our Lord. He can sort out all of our problems, and when we allow Him to take the lead in our battles, they often get over more quickly and turn out better than we could have expected. So back to that question, what would it look like if ...