In his study of Jonah 3:1-4, Chuck Swindoll teaches us about the riches of God's grace and abundance of mercy from that quaint phrase, “the Lord came to Jonah a second time.”
Our world desperately needs models worth following. Authentic heroes. People of integrity whose lives inspire us to take God seriously, to follow His Word obediently, to pursue Christ passionately.
Thankfully, the Bible places before us a spiritual "hall of fame"—raw, uncensored, gritty stories of men and women sometimes soaring, often stumbling, through the incredible life of faith. They wrestled with sin, experienced God's grace, struggled with weakness, and overcame by faith. Their inspiring biographies have been memorialized in Scripture, not simply because of their faith in God but because of God's faithfulness to them.
These great lives from God's Word not only provide realistic portraits for appreciation but also relevant principles for application.
Before the fish swallowed Jonah, he thought he was a goner. But the prophet came to his senses. From that dark, slimy chapel, Jonah uttered the prayer we read in chapter 2—the text of this sermon.
Join Chuck Swindoll in this study of Jonah 1:9-17 as he teaches us how to walk through the storms of life. While God likely won't offer you relief in the belly of a fish, it's still wise to be ready for a divine surprise.
From Jonah 1:1-12, Chuck Swindoll teaches us about the God who pursues. Learn how the grace of God shines through even in the rebellious turn of a racist prophet.
No matter the season in which you find yourself, whether you feel distant from God or close, listen in to the first message of Chuck's nine-part series on Jonah and get a fresh insight into God's Word.
In a day like ours, when there are reasons to believe that things are slipping out of control, we need this helpful reminder that in the end, God wins.
It is essential to enjoy times of refreshment and celebrating. That is what the Jews did when Esther led them to establish the Feast of Purim.
The plot against the Jews failed and the king rewrote his edict. God’s justice may appear slow in coming, but His justice is sure when it comes.
Some things seem impossible. Then the “impossible” occurs. Such is the scene recorded in Esther 8. Those who sat in darkness suddenly saw a great light.
Everyone has weaknesses and flaws, even Bible characters. They were real people just like us. It’s encouraging to know God uses ordinary people to accomplish extraordinary things.