Jonah #3: The Surprise of God’s Mercy

I preached this message on Sunday, September 25, 2022. Here's the link to Jonah 3. Introduction A mother once approached Napoleon seeking a pardon for her son. The emperor replied that the young man had committed a certain offense twice and justice demanded death. “But I don’t ask for justice,” the mother explained, “I plead …

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A Sabbath Thought

Sabbath is not a reward for hard work. Sabbath is a gift that precedes work and enables us to work . . . As with God’s Grace, rest is never a reward; it’s a gift. Rich Villodas, The Deeply Formed Life: Five Transformative Values to Root Us in the Way of Jesus