When we talk about becoming closer to God, naturally we are not talking about it in the sense of vicinity because there is no where we can escape or hide from Him (Psalms 139:7-14). This also means though that He can be very accessible.
What is Baptism?
It is an outward sign of an inward conviction and commitment
Why are we talking about this today — because this is a SALVATIONAL issue!
Jonah 2:9 But I will sacrifice to You With the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay what I have vowed. Salvation is of the LORD.” (Psalm 69:30)
What a change of attitude – at least for the time being. He goes from not doing what God says and then compounding it by running away — to being thankful and willing to do all that Jonah has said that he would do. And of course this includes going to Nineveh.
Most miss out on the significance of this book. All the other miracles and lessons are overshadowed because of the one thing….
Is There Any Faith Today?
Jesus prophesying about His own return asks …when the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth? Luke 18:8
It is a System
Revelation 18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues.
This is a Primary Message for All Today
This is a central and foundational concept of the Bible! It is a clarion call for the whole world!
How to Achieve Gold
The British rowing team had not won a gold medal since 1912.
To say that they didn’t have a great rowing program was an understatement.
Then their approach changed – and everything else followed.
They went from being average on the world stage to winning Olympic Gold.
They did this by asking on simple question before they would do anything.
I will tell you this life transforming question a little later.