Vintage: Jonah 3

Have you ever been angry or disappointed. . .with God?

Have you ever felt like God should have acted, and He didn’t? Perhaps you have prayed and believed with all of your heart, and you feel that God didn’t come through for you Many people feel this way. Some people live years of their lives angry and bitter at God because things didn’t turn out the way we had hoped or dreamed. Maybe today you are angry at God because you are suffering or life is unpleasant in some way.

Over the last several weeks, we’ve followed the journey of a man named Jonah. He ran from God. He ran back to God. Unfortunately, Johan’s running wasn’t over. Even though he had been obedient to do what God had told him to do, he became angry when God didn’t act the way he thought He would. Often, our anger boils over with God because He doesn’t do what we want Him to do. Maybe we think God’s actions are unfair or unjust like Jonah.

In times like this, we can get bitter or we can get better. Jonah had a choice to make. So do we.


This weeks message from Steve Carpenter is from our Atoka Campus.  If you missed the message or want to hear it again, listen on-line or tune in to our podcast.


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Vintage: Elijah

The word vintage simply meansof old, recognized, and enduring interest, importance, or quality.  If something is vintage, then it never gets old and never stops being important.  Over the next few weeks, we will be looking at “old” stories that never stop teaching us important things.  Today we’re looking at the story of Elijah.


This weeks message from Jason Rodgers is from our Munford Campus.  If you missed the message or want to hear it again, listen on-line or tune in to our podcast.


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Vintage: Jonah, 2

Summer vacations are in full swing!  Many of us have already been out of town for some rest and relaxation, while others can hardly wait to get a break!  It’s great to get away for a while, but isn’t it also great to get home!    We miss sleeping in our own bed.  We miss our pets and the familiar routine of our lives.  There’s just something about coming home!

This is true in our Spiritual lives as well.  Sometimes we find ourselves away from God.  We wander away or maybe even run from God.  Eventually being away from God gets weary, and we long for the warmth of being home.  The journey away from God wears us out and brings so many consequences into our lives.  In the long run, home is really the place that we long for.

The prophet Jonah had been our example of this journey away from God.  Jonah ran as far and as fast as he could away from God.  He ended up in the worst of places…the belly of a great fish.  It was at the end of Jonah’s rope that he finally realized that what he really needed was to go home to God.  So, in the belly of the fish, at the bottom of the sea, Jonah started his journey home.  Are you ready to start yours?  


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Vintage: Samson

The word vintage simply meansof old, recognized, and enduring interest, importance, or quality.  If something is vintage, then it never gets old and never stops being important.  Over the next few weeks, we will be looking at “old” stories that never stop teaching us important things.  This week, we’re taking a look at Samson.


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Vintage: Jonah, 1

The prophet Jonah lived in the mid – 700s B.C.  He is famous, of course, for being swallowed by a “great fish” and living to tell about it!  However, Jonah’s story is much more complicated and important than just that one miraculous event.  In fact, Jonah is very much like many of us.  He often chose to ignore God and go the opposite direction.  He whined and complained when things didn’t work out for him.  He got angry at people and at God, and he lived part of his life in depression and selfishness.  Sound like anyone you know?  Been there, done that?

Jonah was a runner.  Over the next few weeks, we’ll try to keep up with him.  We’ll find that Jonah ran from God, back to God, and then he was running “mad” at God.  The truth of the matter is that good people sometimes run from God, and the results are never good.  We will see, however, that God pursues those that are His with compassion and grace if we will just run to Him.  No how far and fast you might run, you can never outrun the love and the presence of God!


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