Come to the Mountain
“Come to the Mountain of the Lord”. We will be studying various biblical narratives that recount the mountain top experiences of Abraham, Moses, Elijah and of course Jesus. In the Bible, mountains were one of the places that God revealed His presence and His purpose.
Sometimes there are circumstances in life that feel like we are climbing a mountain. But we are reminded that we are not alone. So I want to encourage you to come to the Mountain of the Lord, and to experience God’s gracious provision.
The Reluctant Prophet
The story of Jonah, who was unlike any other prophet in the Bible in that when God called him to go and preach to the Ninevites, he ran in the opposite direction. Jonah wanted nothing to do with God’s call and thought he could outrun God. But God had other plans. The great puzzle and perpetual wonder of Jonah is this: Why is God so deeply concerned about, not just Nineveh, but this man Jonah? Why would God pursue him to the ends of the earth, to the bottom of the sea, in the belly of a fish, to the outskirts of Nineveh? Maybe it has to do with the fact that God wants to save all people…or as he once said to those gathered around a table…”I have come to seek and to save the lost.” God’s grace is unfathomable…and maybe there is a little Jonah in all of us.
lenten series - why did jesus die?
In which we reflect and consider how God desires to shape our lives such that we will come to know God's presence in the stresses, anxieties and fears that we encounter in our lives