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Why Nineveh? Jonah Would Love to Know Too!

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Here we are with installment three of our Geographical-Theology treatment. I actually never meant for there to be any sequels to the first post, but God has led me onward and upward.

Our next stop, much to the chagrin and protest of Jonah, is a place near and dear to the Assyrians (but not many others, Jonah chief amongst them!), a place called Nineveh. Nineveh was, in Jonah’s day, the capital city of the mighty Assyrian Empire.

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When God Hurls a Screamer High and Tight! (More on Jonah)

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Storms and storm imagery are used often in Scripture to teach and instruct. God uses these fits of nature for his purpose in several ways. Storms, as one studies biblical theology, become a fitting motif.

In the last couple of posts, we have turned our attention to Jonah. As Jonah heads out across the Mediterranean in his ill-advised, ill-schemed and ill-fated attempt to flee God’s presence, God uses a storm to stop Jonah’s impromptu vacation in its tracks.

But the LORD hurled a great wind upon the sea, and there was a mighty tempest on the sea, so that the ship threatened to break up. (Jonah 1.4)

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N-O: NO! (What is Your Nineveh?)

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A couple of days ago, I posted about the first chapter of Jonah. You can find that post HERE.

I gave a devotional at a church training seminar yesterday on the topic (thanks for the inspiration Bro. Jeff!).

I took a bit of a different angle to it. While in Atlanta, I saw and bought a “No” Button. It is a simple device. It is a big round button that has the word NO written in white letters and when you press the button, shock shock!, it says NO! Read the rest of this entry »

 

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A One-Way Ticket to Tarshish, a.k.a Trouble!

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Yesterday (Sunday), my family had the opportunity of going back to our former home church. I wrote about the place we once lived in the previous post.

We were there for the commissioning service of a couple who are friends of ours. They have been called by God to go to Brazil as missionaries. Their commissioning service was last night and it was a joy for us to be there for that moment. My wife actually sang as part of the service. It is funny, no one ever asks me to sing! Read the rest of this entry »

 

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