Nathan Sehi • Sermon • • 1,516 views
Nahum is a prophetic book promising the freedom of Israel from Assyrian rule and the total destruction of Nineveh. In the first chapter, Nahum describes God as working in two important ways. The book begins with a repeated description of God as zealous and vengeful. The author emphasizes God's power over water, land, and people (1:4-5). Nahum then questions the wisdom of rebelling against God. (1:6, 9) The entire section culminates in the prophetic promise of the total destruction of the city of Nineveh. (1:12-14) Though the main focus is God's vengeance against Nineveh; it also emphasizes that God is slow to anger (v. 3), a refuge to his people (v. 7), and Good (v. 7). As whole, Nahum defends God's justice emphasizing his goodness and patience along with his demand for vengeance.
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Nahum 2-3 continues the declaration of God's vengeance against Nineveh because of his unconditional love to Israel. In that sense, Nahum is a love letter to God's people. As we consider the historical and prophetic parallels found in Nahum - we learn that God has magnificent love, wisdom, power, and justice. The story of Nineveh should encourage us that our God is the only one who can meet our needs. All other love, wisdom, power, and justice pale in comparison to the magnificence of God displayed in Nahum 2-3.
Psalm 24:5–6 5 They will receive the Lord ’s blessing and have a right relationship with God their savior. 6 Such people may seek you and worship in your presence, O God of Jacob. Interlude God’s desire is that all people should seek after him and find him. Those who seek God with all their heart are…
Injustice Absence of justice: violation of right or of the rights of another 15 The exercise of justice is joy for the righteous, But is terror to the workers of iniquity. What is Justice The maintenance or administration of what is just, the administration of law : the establishment or determination…
Intro: Last month we made it through the first chapter of the book of Ruth. We looked at how we can stay committed through times of sorrow. Naomi gave us different examples of why we shouldn’t run away from our problems, why we shouldn’t try and hide our mistakes and why we shouldn’t blame God for the…
The aspects of salvation. The necessity for salvation. The benefits of salvation. The provision of salvation. We have learned that sinners are utterly lost, and that there is absolutely nothing they can do to fix their problem, nor to they want to fix their problem. We have also learned that a just and…
Introduction Fasting has been a spiritual discipline from the inception of religious thought. The Concept has been anchored in religious ceremony. It is connected to morning, suffering and personal and nation loss. but the prophet Isaiah challenged the practice by saying there is a better reason to fast…
True Christiana Character
1 This letter is from Simon Peter, a slave and apostle of Jesus Christ. I am writing to you who share the same precious faith we have. This faith was given to you because of the justice and fairness of Jesus Christ, our God and Savior. 2 May God give you more and more grace and peace as you grow in your…
Ecclesiasties: God's Love in a Broken World
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Intro and brief recap of last week. Explain Hevel and point to where it is used this week. Hevel - temporary, breath, meaningless, brief, and is the same Hebrew word for Able, the brother that was murdered by Cain. verse 10 and 14 - “This too is futile.” Recap of last week. God gives us earthly leadership…
If.....Then I. Pursue Wisdom Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden thought that wisdom grew on trees and that all they had to do was pick the forbidden fruit and eat it to be wise. But...It’s not easy. You will only discover the knowledge of God... Through Acceptance 1 My son, if you will receive my words…
All That Is Within Me Psalm 103 Psalm 103:1-12 Scripture Reading God deserves honor, He deserves praise, He deserves to be lifted up on Hight, He deserves to have pleasure. As we have read these verses today, let me remind you of the first verse and not only look at it as a catalyst but also as a reference…
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Psalm 33 covers a wide array of God’s faithfulness. He is faithful in his word, his works, his judgements, and his love. This focuses both on the proper praise of God and the proper trusting in God. The praise, trust, and waiting is because of God’s enduring faithfulness beginning at creation. This Psalm represents a great synopsis of God’s action through human history.
How do I prevent spiritual heart failure? 5 “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. 14 Wait for the Lord ; Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the Lord . 23 Watch over your heart with all diligence, For from it flow the…