The final instalment of our Jonah series, Jurgen discusses the similarities between Jonah and Jesus… and how Jesus is far, far better.
Jonah, chapter 4. The storms of life can whirl around us, but so often it’s our hearts themselves that get caught up in the chaos.
Jonah, chapter 3. For the most part, Jonah is a story of failure. But in chapter three things improve. Jonah preaches to Nineveh—the capital of the Assyrian empire, which at the time was the world’s largest—and they repent.
What we face today with the COVID-19 epidemic reveals even greater realities. Many things we’ve built our life on will fail, but there is one to whom we can put our total confidence in.
Jonah, Chapter 2. It’s often claimed that this phrase from Jonah 2—“Salvation belongs to the Lord”—is one of the most central phrases out of the whole of Scripture.
Jonah, chapter 1. One thing the story of Jonah teaches us is that God is so committed to saving sinners that he will send a giant fish to swallow a rebellious prophet; just so he can live to preach the … Continue reading “The Prodigal Prophet”
The local church is Jesus’ plan A to establish his Kingdom here on earth, and there is no plan B! When we realise what Jesus is doing—and that the victory is already his—we will be ruined for anything else.
The Forgotten Arts, part 7. Do we genuinely approach God with reverence? Is reverence and fear the same thing? And how do we understand ‘the fear of the Lord’, which the Bible affirms as good, with a God who ‘is … Continue reading “Reverence”
The Forgotten Arts, part 6. How do we practice spending time on our own, with God, to deepen our relationship with Him?