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We learn from this passage and the disciple Q&A in Matthew 18 how to not lead our brothers and sisters into temptation, church discipline, and proper forgiveness.
Every Christian goes through seasons of refinement where God is making us more like Christ. These seasons are for our good, but they are also painful! Jonah 2 contains 6 gospel truths that can give us great hope so we can persevere in faith during these times.
Prayer isn’t to be an afterthought but the forethought. It isn’t a last ditch appeal but the centerpiece of life. It isn’t to something mechanical or mindless but to overflow from a heart passionately and purposefully pursuing Christ. The Lord’s Prayer may answer the “What,” but the topic does not end there. Another facet remains.
When a loved one rebels, how do you keep loving? Should we let our loved rebels sit with the consequences of their mistakes or rescue them at every wrong turn? Today we take a look. The shorter version can be read at https://clarkedixon.wordpress.com/2015/08/11/loving-the-rebel/
Parents are called to imitate our heavenly Father by exercising loving discipline that shepherds both yours and your child’s heart to love him.
God often prompts us to do things that make us feel awkward, uncomfortable, and afraid. At times we ignore his leading and choose to go our own way. The story of Jonah reminds us why this is so foolish and futile, and why joyfully following God's leading is both wise and good.
It's been said that, "The success of any civilization depends upon the success of the family." And the success of the family unit directly relates to the parenting. This message considers 1) the context, 2) the practice, and 3) the goal of Christian parenting.