December 2017

Pastor Randy’s Top 66 – Jonah

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“Those who cling to worthless idols turn away from God’s love for them. But I, with shouts of grateful praise, will sacrifice to you. What I have vowed I will make good. I will say, ‘Salvation comes from the Lord.’” Jonah 2:8-9   I could spend some good space here talking all about the story of Jonah, and by good space I mean a lot of pages, especially considering that some years ago I preached ten sermons on four short chapters. But I’ll make this brief and get right to the verses at hand.   As Jonah is repenting for disobeying the Lord who had told him to...

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Pastor Randy’s Top 66 – Obadiah

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The pride of your heart has deceived you, you who live in the clefts of the rocks and make your home on the heights, you who say to yourself, ‘Who can bring me down to the ground?’ Though you soar like the eagle and make your nest among the stars, from there I will bring you down’, declares the Lord.   Obadiah 3-4   Here’s a short but hopefully encouraging insight taken from a short but encouraging prophetic Book. Obadiah is not dated with particular kings or other prophets, but most commentators believe that Obadiah was written around the same time as portions of Jeremiah...

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Pastor Randy’s Top 66 – Amos

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Hear this word the LORD has spoken against you, O people of Israel - against the whole family I brought up out of Egypt: ‘You only have I chosen of all the families of the earth; therefore I will punish you for all your sins.’ Amos 3:1-2   Oh boy, is this going stir up some questions! I hope it does, because if any of us hope to get moving forward with the Lord and start maturing in our faith, then we’re going to have to be willing to look at some of the hard questions of life and of our faith.   Amos was one of...

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