Speaker Pastor Pearl Taylor
Text: Jonah Chapter 1
June 27th 2018
Pastor Pearl Taylor asks us to recall the reactions of some of the reluctant biblical leaders that have been called to action by God. For this message she uses as a benchmark the behavior of Jonah.
As we consider some of our own reactions to God's callings in the light of Jonah's story, we are reminded that God already knows the answers and the outcomes before he ever puts a call on anyone. Pastor Pearl also helps us by bringing to mind what we miss out on when we struggle against the call of The Lord.
This lighthearted presentation is a good tool for getting us to look at how we react to what God places before us, with an eye towards avoiding Jonah like decisions.
"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11, NIV