Newsletter Article for June

June is going to be a fun month! We welcome back old friends and meet new ones.  Bridges has already started.  Vacation Bible School will take place in a few weeks.  Our semi-annual business is June 3rd, we have two special missionary speakers coming, and at 6pm on June 17th we’ll have a special showing of “I Can Only Imagine.”  Are you excited yet?

In addition to all that, on June 24th we are going to restart our Sunday evening Bible study, but with a twist.  The study will be a continuation of the morning sermon, further exploring the themes and ideas that were presented, and looking at additional passages that have a bearing on the topic.  I’ll be making my notes and questions available for anyone who would like them, and the elders are hoping that this will encourage some sermon-based small groups to develop in the congregation.  If you are interested in having the materials, either for your own personal study or for the formation of a study group, just let me know.

Joshua 1:8 “This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.”

Sermon outline for Jonah 3:1-4:11 (5/6/18)

When God does the (Un)Expected!
Jonah 3:1-4:11

1) God tests Jonah

     Every day is a challenge

2) Jonah seems to respond with obedience

3) Nineveh repents!

4) God shows them the same mercy He showed Jonah!

5) And Jonah gets angry

     Why?

     Jonah reveals his heart

     How often is our obedience insincere?

     True obedience comes when we yield

6) With Jonah in God’s classroom

     God shows mercy

     God shows judgment

     It all reflects His sovereignty

7) Final lesson: God is merciful