The Old Testament book of Jonah is one of the better known works from those biblical authors known as the “minor prophets.” Jonah relates a short but timeless story that Jesus highlights as pointing to his own death and resurrection. Though the main theme is God’s astonishing grace, there is also a strong emphasis on mission and the evils of the human heart. Please join us as Pastor Duncan spends a few weeks in what has whimsically been called “a whale of a book.”
On the night before his death, Jesus collected his 12 disciples in a large upper room in Jerusalem. During that time, he not only celebrated what we call “the Lord’s Supper” for the first time, he also predicted his betrayal and imminent sacrificial death. He gave crucial teachings on a number of significant topics. These include–the work of the Holy Spirit, the secret to living a fruitful Christian life, his own work on the cross and what is often called his “High Priestly prayer.” All of this and more is recorded in John’s gospel chapters 13-17 in what is known as “The Upper Room Discourse.” In our series of messages, we hope to “unpack” what Jesus says here to us and what it means in our day-to-day lives. Our goal is that, through this teaching, all who hear it will be strengthened in their faith and love for Jesus Christ.
The Old Testament book of Judges relates a very dark period of time in the history of Ancient Israel. But in the midst of the darkness, God repeatedly amazes us with his astonishing grace in preserving his chosen people. Judges is a great book to learn of God’s amazing grace to his stubborn and often wayward people.