Who or what is the church? Some might think there are more pressing issues to address in today’s world, but there’s no question that the word ‘church’ conjures up all kinds of images. Indeed it is a word which is very often misunderstood. Many believe it to relate simply to a building, or perhaps to a certain group of people identifying themselves as members of the clergy. Some view the church as an object of mistrust, a place of hypocrisy, or perhaps just as a place for old ladies or those who like to sing in choirs - in ...
In this concluding message of the Jonah series, we discover that God was continuing to work with his servant according to the purpose of his will. Whether it was providing a gigantic fish or a small worm, He was at work directing everything to its appointed end. Alistair Begg teaches us that just as Jonah was distracted by the vine and the worm, we should ask ourselves, “Is there anything in my life that concerns me more than seeing unbelieving people become the committed followers of Jesus Christ?”Jonah 4:1-11
There can surely be no more vital theme for the church to consider than worship. This series of studies challenges the presuppositions and preoccupations of the "me generation" and lays out the biblical framework. Only when we are captured by an overwhelming sense of awe and reverence in the presence of God, will we begin to worship God in spirit and in truth. Then, and only then, may we expect visitors to our services to exclaim, "Surely God is in this place!"