Welcome Rev’d Geoff Milton
Today we welcome our Locum Minister, the Rev’d Geoff Milton, who will be with us for the next 8 weeks.During that time he will be preaching two short sermon series – one from the Book of Jonah and one from the Second Letter to Timothy. This means there will be fewer readings in the Sunday services. The readings will be found on an insert in the Weekly Bulletin.
Exploring Jonah (from Geoff Milton)
Every book of the Bible is God-breathed and useful for “teaching rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work” (2 Timothy 3:16-17).
As we work through the book of Jonah, it would be helpful to read through this short book several times to get a feel for the narrative and the themes. Here are some themes to look out for:
-God’s sovereignty over his creation (the storm, the fish, the plant, the worm)
-God’s judgement on human sin, his call to repent and his compassion and forgiveness
-Jonah’s varied responses to God, as a bad example and a good example.