God is sending us, His sons & daughters, into the world to participate in His grand mission of reconciliation.
The story of Christmas – in fact the good news of the gospel – can be summarized in one word; Immanuel, which means God with us.
God can be known. In fact God desires for us to know Him! And to that end God seeks us and sends Jesus as our angel of the Lord.
The conclusion of our study through Jonah: yes, God is relentlessly after the lost, but He’s after our heart as we obey Him to reach them, too.
God has called His people to take the Gospel to the ends of the earth and to make disciples of Jesus Christ. Who is waiting on the other side of our obedience?
Chapter two of Jonah takes a break from the chaos and action as God corners Jonah in the belly of the fish to convince Jonah to stop running from His presence and start living in it. Despite Jonah’s blatant disobedience, God pursues him and won’t relent until Jonah surrenders to…
As Jonah runs away from what God told him to do, we see that God’s mission continues, with and despite his messenger.
Since the Great Commission has always been God’s heart, we can confidently know what His desires are for the lost and for the Church He sends unto them.