Jonah loses sight of that great Epiphany theme again! He wants people saved— just maybe not Ninevah.

Jonah loses sight of that great Epiphany theme again! He wants people saved— just maybe not Ninevah.

BibleGateway: Jonah 4:1-11 ESV Text: Jonah 4:1-11 Jonah 4 (Listen) Jonah’s Anger and the Lord’s Compassion 4:1 But it displeased Jonah exceedingly,1 and he was angry. 2 And he prayed to the LORD and said, “O LORD, is not this what I said when I was yet in my country? That is why I made haste to flee to Tarshish; for I knew that you are a gracious God and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love, and relenting from…

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Ninevah was saved by trusting the Lord’s mercy. Trusting the the Lord’s mercy is never a bad idea, is it?

Ninevah was saved by trusting the Lord’s mercy. Trusting the the Lord’s mercy is never a bad idea, is it?

BibleGateway: Jonah 3:1-10 ESV Text: Jonah 3:1-10 Jonah 3 (Listen) Jonah Goes to Nineveh 3:1 Then the word of the LORD came to Jonah the second time, saying, 2 “Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and call out against it the message that I tell you.” 3 So Jonah arose and went to Nineveh, according to the word of the LORD. Now Nineveh was an exceedingly great city,1 three days’ journey in breadth.2 4 Jonah began to go into the city, going a…

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Jonah repented of his sin and trusted the Lord to “bring him out of the pit.” Then he acknowledged that “salvation is from the LORD.” Now he had caught on to Epiphany!

Jonah repented of his sin and trusted the Lord to “bring him out of the pit.” Then he acknowledged that “salvation is from the LORD.” Now he had caught on to Epiphany!

BibleGateway: Jonah 2:1-10 ESV Text: Jonah 2:1-10 Jonah 2 (Listen) Jonah’s Prayer 2:1 Then Jonah prayed to the LORD his God from the belly of the fish, 2 saying,   “I called out to the LORD, out of my distress,    and he answered me;  out of the belly of Sheol I cried,    and you heard my voice.3   For you cast me into the deep,    into the heart of the seas,    and the flood surrounded me;  all your waves and your billows    passed over me.4   Then I said, ‘I am driven away    from your…

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Jonah wasn’t getting into the Epiphany spirit when he decided he didn’t want to preach to Ninevah. He would have to learn that God wants all to be saved.

Jonah wasn’t getting into the Epiphany spirit when he decided he didn’t want to preach to Ninevah. He would have to learn that God wants all to be saved.

BibleGateway: Jonah 1:1-17 ESV Text: Jonah 1:1-17 Jonah 1 (Listen) Jonah Flees the Presence of the Lord 1:1 Now the word of the LORD came to Jonah the son of Amittai, saying, 2 “Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and call out against it, for their evil1 has come up before me.” 3 But Jonah rose to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the LORD. He went down to Joppa and found a ship going to Tarshish. So he paid the…

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In this, the traditional Gospel lesson for Epiphany Day, we learn that Jesus is for everyone. We too can go to Him and worship.

In this, the traditional Gospel lesson for Epiphany Day, we learn that Jesus is for everyone. We too can go to Him and worship.

BibleGateway: Matthew 2:1-12 ESV Text: Matthew 2:1-12 Matthew 2:1–12 (Listen) The Visit of the Wise Men 2:1 Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men1 from the east came to Jerusalem, 2 saying, “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose2 and have come to worship him.” 3 When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with…

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We end the twelve days of Christmas with a recital of Jesus’ ancestry and a review of the birth of Him who is called “God with us.”

We end the twelve days of Christmas with a recital of Jesus’ ancestry and a review of the birth of Him who is called “God with us.”

BibleGateway: Matthew 1:1-25 ESV Text: Matthew 1:1-25 Matthew 1 (Listen) The Genealogy of Jesus Christ 1:1 The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham. 2 Abraham was the father of Isaac, and Isaac the father of Jacob, and Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers, 3 and Judah the father of Perez and Zerah by Tamar, and Perez the father of Hezron, and Hezron the father of Ram,1 4 and Ram the father of Amminadab,…

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In one verse we have the most profound mystery— Jesus is both human and divine in the same person. On top of that, grace and truth come from Him!

In one verse we have the most profound mystery— Jesus is both human and divine in the same person. On top of that, grace and truth come from Him!

BibleGateway: John 1:14 ESV Text: John 1:14 John 1:14 (Listen) 14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son1 from the Father, full of grace and truth. Footnotes [1] 1:14 Or only One, or unique One (ESV) KJV Text: John 1:14 The section starts at about 1:11 and ends at about 1:28 14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory,…

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Jesus enlightens us and makes us His own. We do not enlighten ourselves. Left to ourselves we would reject Him.

Jesus enlightens us and makes us His own. We do not enlighten ourselves. Left to ourselves we would reject Him.

BibleGateway: John 1:6-13 ESV Text: John 1:6-13 John 1:6–13 (Listen) 6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. 7 He came as a witness, to bear witness about the light, that all might believe through him. 8 He was not the light, but came to bear witness about the light. 9 The true light, which gives light to everyone, was coming into the world. 10 He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world did…

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Jesus is described as both life and light. Think about how these descriptions are so fitting.

Jesus is described as both life and light. Think about how these descriptions are so fitting.

BibleGateway: John 1:1-5 ESV Text: John 1:1-5 John 1:1–5 (Listen) The Word Became Flesh 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. 4 In him was life,1 and the life was the light of men. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it….

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When will our Lord come again? When will all this glory and beauty be ours? “Behold, I am coming soon!” He says. Come, O Root and Offspring of David! Come, O bright Morning Star!

When will our Lord come again? When will all this glory and beauty be ours? “Behold, I am coming soon!” He says. Come, O Root and Offspring of David! Come, O bright Morning Star!

BibleGateway: Revelation 22:1-21 ESV Text: Revelation 22:1-21 Revelation 22 (Listen) The River of Life 22:1 Then the angel1 showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb 2 through the middle of the street of the city; also, on either side of the river, the tree of life2 with its twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit each month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of…

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