March 20, 2016
Length: 41:06 (37.8 MB)
In contrast to Jonah, who looked over the city of Nineveh in anger that they had turned TO God, Jesus, as He rode into Jerusalem in triumph, wept because He knew that the people would turn AWAY from Him.
March 13, 2016
Length: 42:34 (39.3 MB)
Although Jonah was shown mercy in being saved by the fish, he did not want to see mercy applied to Nineveh. Jonah had a heart problem. If such a great prophet of God can be afflicted, so can we. Let us rejoice in God's grace and mercy towards others.
March 06, 2016
Length: 36:42 (33.8 MB)
When Jonah finally became obedient, it led to the greatest revival or awakening in history. Nineveh was a very large and important city and it took seriously God's warning to repent and put its faith in God. All true revival does the same.
February 28, 2016
Length: 43:16 (39.8 MB)
God often gives us a second chance, but it is better to do it His way the first time. Although the devil wants us to think we're done after we fall, the victorious Christian life is a series of new beginnings, starting with being born again.
February 21, 2016
Length: 35:38 (32.8 MB)
Although we often pray for things that we want, sometimes God provides things we don't want, but that we need. Such was the case with Jonah. His disobedience brought about his trouble, his trouble led to his prayer, and his prayer led to salvation.
February 14, 2016
Length: 41:54 (38.5 MB)
Does our running from God affect anyone else? Yes. We do not live in a vacuum and others are affected by our sin. What does God do? He uses people around us, even unbelievers, to challenge us. God can even use our rebellion to reach other people.
February 07, 2016
Length: 39:39 (36.4 MB)
As we start our series in Jonah, it is important to accept that this is an historical book. It is a fact too, that we, like Jonah, sometimes run from God. But when we go God's way, He will see that we get there... and He'll pay the fare!
January 31, 2016
Length: 52:42 (48.4 MB)
This week, we review the history of Calvary Chapel in Rhode Island, with Pastor Rich and Paula leaving California and following a circuitous path leading to Greenmeadow. Our present is Acts 2:42 and our future is Revelation 21 and 22.
January 24, 2016
Length: 01:01:13 (56.2 MB)
We will face difficult battles and even spiritual oppression, but how do we fight them? It is only by the blood of the Lamb (what Jesus did, not what we do), the word of our testimony (the evidence of Jesus in our lives), and by steadfast faith.
January 17, 2016
Length: 45:02 (41.4 MB)
It takes faith to accept the unexplained. Norm uses a story about the death of Calvin Coolidge's son and another about the attempted assassination of Andrew Jackson to illustrate this point.