Anger!

June 27th, 2016

☼  Playing God….. Jonah 4:1 

     ⌂ What seems to be wrong to me about what God is doing?

     ⌂  What do I become angry about?

☼  How Not to Pray ! …. Jonah 4:2-3

    ◊ Do I pray …or do I tell God what to do?

      ◊ 4 Great Attributes of God

            • Gracious & Compassionate

• Slow to Anger

• Abounding in Love

• Relents from Sending Calamity

       ◊ Bad prayer request…..

           ⌂→ What do you have in your life…that, if it was taken       

                   from you, would cause you to run from God?

 ☼  God’s Great Question? …..Jonah 4:4

           Isit right for you to be angry?

 ☼  Throwing a Spiritual Tantrum….. Jonah 4:5-9

             □ Building a Victim shelter.

             □ God gives grace and a plant!

 Am I happy about the wrong things?

□ God gives consequences.

            Conviction – Another Question….

 ☼God Answers …. Jonah4:10-11

             Are we concerned about the right things?

  God’s great concern for lost people.

 Apply!

 ⌂→  What seems wrong to you about what God is doing?

⌂→  Has God stepped in front of your idol?

⌂→  Have I built an idol of anger or despair?

⌂→  Is your identity built on something other than Jesus?

⌂→  Do I see people through the eyes of Jesus?

          

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A Second Chance - Mark Brauss

June 19th, 2016

→An Explosion of Grace

  

☼   The God of Second Chances …..Jonah 3:1-2

 

        ⌂ The WORD

  

        ⌂ The Command

  

        ⌂ The City

  

        ⌂ The Message

        

☼  Obey? ….. Jonah 3:3-5

 

      ◊ Decision ….

  

     ◊ A Prophecy of 8 Words

 

            ⌂ Judgment

              

               • From the Outside

 

               • From the Inside

 

               • From Jesus? ….. Revelation22:14-17

 

 

      ◊ Revival…..God Moves

  

☼  A King’s Decision …… Jonah 3:6-9

 

            → 4 Steps of Response

 

               • Rose • Took Off • Covered • Sat Down

  

               → Philippians 2:5-11

  

            ╬ Proclamation

 

               ⌂ No Food or Drink

  

   ⌂ Call Urgently to the One True God

  ⌂  Give Up Evil Ways &Violence

  

☼God Sees….. Jonah3:10

 

           ╬ The Compassion of God …… Matthew 9:35-38

 

                        ☼ Proclaiming the Good News

            

                        ☼  Seeing the Crowds ↔ Compassion

  

                        ☼  The Harvest is Plentiful

 

                           The Need for Workers

  

            → What Does God See In Your Life? …..in Your Actions?

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Stress - Mark Brauss

June 12th, 2016

Pray ! ….. Jonah 2:1-2

 

      • Am I in the belly of a fish that God has provided?

  

      • What is my current distress?

  

      → Have I called to the Lord? (I Peter5:7)

 

 

      ☼ 2 Powerful Actions God Takes When You Pray:

 

 

            1. He answers you!

   

            2. He listens to your cry!

  

►  A Psalm of Drowning ….  Jonah 2:3-7

 

            ⌂ Why does God overwhelm us?

 

           

            ⌂ What pit has the LORD brought you up from?

 

                • Genesis 50:20 ↔ Philippians 2:13

  

            ⌂ What to do when you feel your life ebbing away?

  

The Power of Choice …. Jonah2:8-9

 

    ∆ Idols – The Exaltation of My Opinion

 My Logic

     My Intelligence

  

    ☼  Current Cultural Idols:

 

             A Low View of Who God is….

 

 

⌂ A Low View of God’s Word…..

 

 

 A Low View of the Church …..

 

 

 A Low View of My Actions(Sin) ….

 

 

        → Consequence → turn away from God’s love / forfeit grace

 

 

   ☼ A Vow ….

 

            ◊ Grateful Praise?

 

 

◊ My vow will match my actions.

 

 

◊ Will I share the Gospel?

 

  • Romans 1:16  • Romans 10:13  • Philippians 2:9-11

  

 

►  When God moves …. Jonah 2:10 

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Running from God - Mark Brauss

June 5th, 2016

☼  Veggie Tales? ….

 

     •Matthew 12:39-41/Luke 11:29-32

  

☼  When God Speaks to You …. Jonah 1:1-3

 

            Go !  …. Ninevah?

  

            Run ?

            

      Tarshish ← 2500 miles ← Joppa →  550 miles → Ninevah

  

☼  God moves ….. Jonah 1:4-6

  

☼  A Question of Identity …. Jonah 1:7-9

 

     ⌂  5 Questions….

 

 

     ⌂  1 Answer…..

 

 

     ⌂ The Dichotomy →    Beliefs ↔ Action

 

 

☼  Confrontation …. Jonah 1:10-12

 

 

            ◊ What have you done?

 

 

            ◊ What should we do?

 

 

            ◊ Owning Your Problem….

 

 

 

 

☼  Crisis Management….. Jonah 1:13-15

 

 

            □ Self Effort

 

 

            □ Pray !

 

 

            □ Obeying God…..

 

 

☼ God Answers .…. Jonah 1:15-17

 

 

            ╬  He calms the sea…..

 

 

 

            ╬  He allows the opportunity to trust Him…….

 

 

 

            ╬  He provides the fish ….

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