How to Raise Your Parents: Week 4

How to Raise Your Parents
4 Withdrawals and Deposits


Two big withdrawals that will cause pain in your relationship with your parents…

1.  Disrespect

2.  Disobedience


But I want to leave you with hope.  Because I believe the better you can understand this banking relationship principle, the better your relationships will become.

1.  God cares about your family life

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is the Father who is full of mercy and he is the God of all comfort.  He comforts us every time we have trouble so we can comfort others when they have trouble.Read the rest

Jonah: Week 4

Jonah: God’s Mercy is Relentless
4 – Our Fickle Heart
5/3/15 (MS)


Key Scripture: Jonah 4

1.  God calls us to forgive like we have been forgiven

“For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.  But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.” – Matthew 6:14


2.  God is sovereign, merciful and just

“There he made himself a shelter, sat in its shade and waited to see what would happen to the city. And Jonah was very happy about the vine. But at dawn the next day God provided a worm.Read the rest

Jonah: Week 1

Jonah: God’s Mercy is Relentless
1 – The Jonah in the Mirror
4/12/15 – MS


Key Scripture: “Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and call out against it, for their evil has come up before me.” But Jonah rose to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the Lord. He went down to Joppa and found a ship going to Tarshish. So he paid the fare and went on board, to go with them to Tarshish, away from the presence of the Lord.” – Jonah 1:2-3

God will often ask you to do some things that you don’t want to do.Read the rest