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How to Be a Blessing to Society Remind them to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work. They must not slander anyone, but be peaceable, gentle, showing complete courtesy to all people. For we too were once foolish, disobedient, misled, enslaved to various passions and desires, spending our lives in evil and envy, hateful and hating one another. But “when the kindness of God our Savior and his love for mankind appeared, he saved us
How to Experience Revival The Lord’s message came to Jonah a second time, “Go immediately to Nineveh, that large city, and proclaim to it the message that I tell you.” So Jonah went immediately to Nineveh, in keeping with the Lord’s message. Now Nineveh was an enormous city—it required three days to walk through it! Jonah began to enter the city by going one day’s walk, announcing, “At the end of forty days, Nineveh will be overthrown!” The people of Nineveh believed in God,
Introduction to Jonah Author and Background The book of Jonah is anonymous in that the authorship is never explicitly stated. The majority of the book is written in third-person (he, him, his); however, in Chapter 2, Jonah’s personal Psalm, first-person pronouns are used (I, me, my). Because of the personal pronouns and all the intimate autobiographical information about Jonah within the book, traditionally he is believed to be the author. Even though the book is primarily wr
Understanding the Judgment Seat of Christ So then whether we are alive or away, we make it our ambition to please him. For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may be paid back according to what he has done while in the body, whether good or evil. 2 Corinthians 5:9-10 (NET) Eschatology is the study of the end times. One of the reasons eschatology is important is because our view of the end affects how we live today. We see this practically i
Responding Well to Distress Jonah prayed to the Lord his God from the stomach of the fish and said, “I called out to the Lord from my distress, and he answered me; from the belly of Sheol I cried out for help, and you heard my prayer. You threw me into the deep waters, into the middle of the sea; the ocean current engulfed me; all the mighty waves you sent swept over me. I thought I had been banished from your sight, that I would never again see your holy temple! Water engulf