Posts by Stephen Weaver

Is It Right for You to be Angry?

This Sunday, we come to the 4th chapter in the book of Jonah.  The very beginning of this chapter leaves us wishing that the book would have ended with chapter 3.  Because the chapter begins with telling us about a very angry prophet, disappointed with the actions of the Ninevites (they repented in response to…

Who Knows?

This Sunday, we return and continue our series in the book of Jonah.  We will be examining chapter 3 verses 9-10.  In this text we have the response of the Ninevites to the warning about their coming judgment.  They repent, but even more than that they change their ways and show true fruits of repentance. …

The True Meaning of Christmas

This Sunday, once more for Christmas, we continue our series in the first 18 verses of John’s gospel.  This Sunday we look at verses 10-18.  Here we have what is the true meaning of Christmas.  I think many times people get caught up in the “story” of Christmas and the details of all that, but…

The Light of the Messiah

This Sunday, for Christmas, we continue our series in the first verses of John’s gospel.  This Sunday we look at verses 4-9.  Here is explained how that Christ, the Messiah (the Word v. 1), is the life and light in an evil dark world.  How is the Word life and light?  What does that mean? …

The Preexisting Messiah

This Sunday, as we get closer to Christmas, we began a new series in the gospel of John (we will return and finish our Jonah series soon).   We will look at the first 18 verses for Christmas; looking at verses 1-3 this Sunday.  We begin this series on John now because John has much to…

A Great Repentance

This Sunday, in our study of the book of Jonah, we are now up to chapter 3, looking at verses 4-8.  In these verses we see a repentance with great change!  Jonah arrives in Nineveh (v.4) and begins to preach the message God had given to him.  And the response is amazing – it’s change! …

God Works With Us

This Sunday we continue our series in the book of Jonah, we now begin chapter 3, looking at verses 1-4.  In these verses God continues to work with His prophet and gives him a 2nd chance.  We know, because of the next 2 chapters; that, even though Jonah has repented, he still has an attitude…

Are You Truly Repentant?

As we continue this Sunday in our series on the book of Jonah, we now finishing up chapter 2, looking at verses 8-10.  In these verses Jonah’s prayer takes an interesting shift as he has been talking about himself – now in verse 8 he says “they.” Who is he talking about? The interesting point…

How Low Can You Go?

We continue this week in our series on the book of Jonah, we are now at chapter 2, looking at verses 5-7.  In these verses we again have the recorded prayer of thanks (in great fish’s belly) for the prayer of repentance (in water) which is not recorded in this passage (but is explained in…

Then Jonah Prayed

As we continue our series in the book of Jonah, we now come to chapter 2, looking at verses 1-4.  In these verses we have recorded the prayer of thanks for the prayer of repentance (in water) not recorded in the passage (but he explains in the recorded prayer).  The prayer of thanks is recorded…