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God exalts Christ for he is doubly worthy of honour as Creator and Purifier of sin.
Hebrews 1:1-4
Christians of God's Beloved Covenant Forgive.
Matthew 18:19-35
God's providence through his messengers to his beloved children assures our grace, mercy, and peace.
1 Timothy 1:1-2
Unity Achieved in the Depth of the Gospel
Philippians 2:1-11
The Perseverance of the Christian Depends on God's Gift and God's Sustaining Power
1 Corinthians 1:1-9
How can you tell the sincerity of your faith?  By the words that you speak.
James 3:1-12
To behold Christ is to be transformed in believing obedience
James 2:14-26
Blessed is the man who desires to do good with his whole being without partiality, for God has saved him wholly.
James 2:1-13
True Religion is displayed in a sanctified love for God and love for neighbour.
James 1:19-27
Those who fall away do so because of sin and lack love for God and not because God is unfaithful to keep his saints.
James 1:12-18
Trials increase our faith to God, but when they are difficult God gives aid to see his unswerving goodness in Christ, our exaltation.
James 1:2-11
For Christians: rejection of a God who sent his Son to die for us and his Spirit to restore us yields an incomparably severe punishment.
Hebrews 10:26-31
Worldly Success is No Sure Sign of God's Favour.
James 4:13-17
The perfect Jesus is the perfect high priest, the perfect sacrifice, and the source of a perfect, everlasting covenant.
Hebrews 7:20-28
God shall keep you through the prayer of others for your joyful growth in theology leading to a life of grateful doxology.
Colossians 1:9-12
A people saved for a glorious purpose.
Exodus 19:4-6
Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow, blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside!  Great is thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!
1 Peter 1:3-5
We need gospel-unity because it is a gift from God for our assurance and for Christ's glory.
Philippians 1:27-30
The Immeasurable Gift of the Gospel
2 Corinthians 5:21
God's Love, God's Salvation, God's Grace, God's Glory.
Ephesians 2:1-10
Christians, if someone wrongs you and refuses to humbly repent, then let him go, because God desires to keep and protect you from his sin.
Matthew 18:15-20
I cling to my Lord who is my Helper, Saviour and Friend.
1 Peter 3:18
We have full confidence in the revealed, illumined and inspired Word of God given to us by the Spirit of God.
1 Corinthians 2
What is more amazing than being set free from sin?  Being set free to Christ, our righteousness and keeper forever.
1 Peter 2:24-25
As those identified with Christ, we are called to live new lives enabled by a glorious God.
Romans 6:1-4
Death in Adam; life in Christ.
Romans 5
If you have been called to preach the gospel, do not relent, because God delights in your ministry.
2 Timothy 4:1-8
Grass withers and flowers fade, but the word of our God shall stand forever.
2 Timothy 3
What does a false teacher look like?  He appears to be godly, but, in truth, he seeks only to steal and devour.  Avoid these wolves.
2 Timothy 3:1-9
Scripture is from God alone.  Let no man claim otherwise.
Galatians 1
Although our sin deserves punishment, the love and grace of God, through Christ, intercede to give us everlasting joy.
Romans 5:1-17
What is our joy?  It is not ourselves.  It is the love of God in Jesus Christ.
Romans 5:6-11
Condemnation follows us in Adam, but Rejoicing is our reward in Christ
Romans 5:1-14
Good News! The life, death and resurrection of Christ is the source of our faith, pardon, justification, and reconciliation to God.
Romans 5:1-11
Rejoice!  God doesn't just save, and God doesn't just promise a future, but He promises His love and help for those who believe now.
Romans 5:1-5
Faith in God to fulfill His promises by grace is the only way by which we can be saved
Romans 4:13-25
Abraham was justified by faith, as are those who follow in his footsteps.
Romans 4:1-12
Who is the blessed man?  He who seeks after the very things of God.  To Him shall be a heavenly reward and satisfaction forever.
Psalms 1
Righteousness is a gift to those who cannot save themselves, and, instead, fall at the cross and confess Christ as Lord.
Romans 3
In God there is no contradiction, for the law condemns self-righteous sinners, but God saves the repentant who believe in Christ.
Romans 3:1-26
Church, set your minds on things above by loving one another as Christ loved you, which is your thanksgiving to God.
Colossians 3:12-17
What is the advantage of having the Law?  To know God's will.  Does the law justify?  No, it condemns.  Simply, the Law is good, we are not.
Romans 3:1-20
God is immeasurably compassionate, so much so that we cannot truly grasp it, and yet, it is exactly sufficient to accomplish His plans.
Jonah 4
God saves us to show us Himself.  Namely, that He is unlike any other and requires our worship through obedience.
Deuteronomy 4:32-40
When we are in despair without hope of deliverance, look to the merciful Lord who is faithful to save and deliver.
Jonah 2
Obey when God calls.  Reject God and suffer the consequences.  In both obedience and disobedience, God will accomplish His purposes.
Jonah 1
In Christ we are made heirs to the throne of God, justified by faith, children of promise and free from the shackles of law.
Galatians 3:15-29
The Law was Given for Blessing, but it Became a Curse
Romans 3:1-8
God is Holy, We are Sinful, He shall Judge the Nations.
Romans 2
How Does God Prevent Divine Contradiction? By Revealing His Power in the Gospel.
Romans 1
Marks of True Salvation: A New Heart, Divine Conviction and the Delight of God Alone.
Romans 2:25-29
God wants us for Himself, so He does it by Himself, for our joy, and His worship.
Psalms 23
Jews, the bearers of the law, are not exempt from the wrath of God
Romans 2:17-24
Spiritual gifts in the public assembly are for its mutual benefit and the reflection of God's character.
1 Corinthians 14:26-40
Christ, Our Master and Commander - the Anchor of Our Faith.
Matthew 8:23-27
Men lead as men, women submit as women, and do it for the pleasure of God and the gospel.
1 Corinthians 11:2-16
Prayer for the Peace of God Rooted in the Character of God Given to the People of God through the Son of God.
1 Timothy 2
Healthy Churches for Christ-Centred, Gospel-Hearing, Cross-Bearing Peoples.
Acts 6:1-8
No one receives pardon, all are to be judged. For those in the law, Christ's example condemns.
Romans 2:12-16
If you are good, then God shall give life; If you are bad, then God shall render destruction.
Romans 2:6-11
Come ye weary, heavy-laden, lost and ruined by the fall, if you tarry, till you're better, you will never come at all.
Romans 2:1-5
How do we stay motivated to share the gospel to the nations? We see the immensity of the grace that we first received.
Romans 1:1-7
When God gives us up to our sinfulness, it is a complete destruction of everything He originally intended.
Romans 1:28-32
What is the result when God abandons sinners? They seek pleasure in things just like themselves, which will always be insufficient.
Romans 1:26-27
God abandons those who refuse to love and obey Him, but such abandonment does not come without a hope of restoration.
Romans 1:24-25
God alone saves and justifies
Romans 1:16-17
What is the primary motivation for God's wrath against humanity, and what is man's chief sin?
Romans 1:18-23
We need to praise God for the faithfulness of gospel-centred missions, but the task is not complete. Does God call me to go? Faithful steps.
Romans 1:8-15
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God of Mercy, Saviour to All
Jonah 3
It is not too late!  Repent and Believe!  He is merciful and mighty, alone, to save.
Published June 30th, 2018
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Main point summary
Main point summary
God is a God of infinite mercy to all who call upon Him and seek to worship Him as He deserves. He forgives and listens to sinners (both those who intercede and those who respond) for the purpose of reconciling His people to Himself, and to display His glory among the nations.
Jonah 3:1-10
Then the word of the Lord came to Jonah the second time,
The Lord commissioned Jonah again,
MORE SPECIFICALLY, He spoke to Jonah
SAYING, "Get up
go to l Nineveh,
THEN go to Nineveh
that great city,
IN OTHER WORDS, the great Assyrian city
and call out against it the message that I tell you.”
THEN tell them what I tell you"
So Jonah arose
AS A RESULT, Jonah got up
and went to Nineveh,
AND headed towards Nineveh
according to the word of the Lord .
BY following God's command
Now l Nineveh was an exceedingly great city, 1
Nineveh was huge
three days’ journey in breadth. 2
SO HUGE THAT it took three days to get through it.
Jonah began to go into the city,
SO Jonah started his trek to the city centre
going a day’s journey.
WHICH took a day
And he called out,
THEN he yelled,
“Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown!”
"In 40 days, Nineveh will be turned upside-down!"
m And the people of Nineveh believed God.
ASTONISHINGLY, AND AS A RESULT of Jonah's message, Nineveh believed God
n They called for a fast
and o put on sackcloth,
AND they put on sackcloth
from the greatest of them
THEY AS IN the nobles
to the least of them.
AND the peasants
The word reached 1 the king of Nineveh,
THEN the king of Nineveh heard
and p he arose from his throne,
AND AS A RESULT, he got off his throne
removed his robe,
THEN removed his robe
covered himself with sackcloth,
THEN covered himself with sackcloth
q and sat in ashes.
THEN sat in ashes
And he issued a proclamation
AND he proclaimed
and published through Nineveh,
AND published his proclamation,
r “By the decree of the king and his nobles:
SAYING, "By royal decree
Let neither man nor s beast, herd nor flock, taste anything.
DO not let man nor beast, etc. taste anything
Let them not feed
AND don't eat
or drink water,
AND don't drink
but let man and s beast be covered with sackcloth,
INSTEAD, cover yourselves with sackcloth
and let them call out mightily to God.
AND pray
t Let everyone turn from his evil way
AND turn from evil
and from u the violence that is in his hands.
AND from violenece
v Who knows?
ALTHOUGH we cannot know for certain
God may turn and relent
it is possible that God may relent
w and turn from his fierce anger,
AND forgive us
so that we may not perish.”
IN ORDER THAT we don't die
When God saw what they did,
AMAZINGLY, WHEN God witnessed the mass repentance
x how they turned from their evil way,
IN OTHER WORDS, that they actually repented
x God relented of the disaster that he had said he would do to them,
God forgave them
and he did not do it.
AND did not punish them.
Main point of God having mercy on all who call upon Him is not only in application for Nineveh, but also to Jonah who sought the Lord in the belly of the fish (which plays a similar role to that of Christ's prayer in Gethsemane and the following events that lead to the cross - i.e. Jonah's hike through Nineveh/enemy territory to redeem/judge the people of that land)
Disclaimer: The opinions and conclusions expressed on this page are those of the author and may or may not accord with the positions of Biblearc or Bethlehem College & Seminary.