Justice and Mercy

The book of Jonah is essentially a story about a prophet who failed to wrap his mind around the breadth of God’s character. In particular, Jonah knew about God’s mercy, but he simply couldn’t understand how God’s mercy could coexist with another aspect of God’s character that he loved – God’s justice. Jonah 3:1-10

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Marvelling at Mercy

Jesus references the story of Jonah as history. He speaks of the great fish and the Ninevites in the same breath as Solomon and the Queen of Sheba. According to Jesus, Jonah was not a fictional character. He was three days and three nights in the belly of a great fish, after which he emerged […]

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Arise and Go

The story of Jonah is not a story about a big fish – though it does feature a big fish. This story is meant to teach us one grand over-arching lesson: We do not get to decide who is beyond the scope of God’s mercy.  Jonah 1:1-16

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What Does The Law Teach Us About Jesus?

You may think it odd to end a series on Leviticus in a book that is not Leviticus, however, the book of Hebrews picks up the elementary principles that we uncovered in the Law and masterfully lands them on the person and work of Jesus Christ. Hebrews 10:19-25

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What Does The Law Teach Us About Worship?

As we look at Leviticus 23, imagine we are looking at the Israelite’s annual family calendar. This is their entire year of corporate worship in one snapshot. This morning, we’re going to look at every item on the calendar and we’re going to apply the lessons that we learn along the way.

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What Does The Law Teach Us About Sexuality?

Last week we discussed holiness in general but today, we’re going to zoom in on one aspect of our lives in particular. In chapter 18, Moses moves from the general theme of holiness and applies it specifically and comprehensively to the way that we understand and practice sexuality.  Leviticus 18

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What Does The Law Teach Us About Atonement?

In Leviticus 16 we learn about the Day of Atonement.  This chapter could be referred to as the heart of the book of Leviticus. And, since Leviticus represents the heart of the Pentateuch, our passage today represents the heart of the heart of the Law!

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What Does The Law Teach Us About God?

Part 1 – The title of this series is “Elementary” because we understand that Leviticus – and all of the Mosaic Law – was given to us by God to function as a sort of tutor. The Law was given to teach us, to reprove us, to correct us and to train us in righteousness. […]

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Comfort, Comfort My People

Isaiah 40 is the HINGE of the entire book where Isaiah turns from God’s promise of judgement to God’s promise of mercy. It is the sun breaking through after a long, dark night. It is God’s word of hope to a people who were going to be sitting in the darkness of exile in Babylon […]

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