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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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A Voice Crying in the Wilderness . . . (Mark 1. 4-8)

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In yesterday’s post, we looked at the opening pericope of Mark’s gospel (1.1-3). After giving his quotation from the Hebrew Bible (aka Old Testament or OT), Mark, as is his custom, quickly (or to use his terminology immediately!) transitions to the purpose of that quotation: John the Baptizer and Christ. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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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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Bartering and the Prophet Amos

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If the world worked on a barter system, how would you fare? Would you have services to barter? Would you be successful, or would you struggle?

Bartering, while not as prominent as it once was in human history, is still alive and well today.  I have, on more than one occasion, bartered a skill for someone else’s skill.  Basically the dynamic is straightforward.  Person A barters her skill of plumbing, while Person B barters his skill of auto repair.   Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on July 8, 2013 in Daily Prompt, Discipleship and Confession

 

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