Series Surprise!

Daniel Ryan Day leads the conversations with Mart and Elisa and Bill about the surprising story of the Old Testament prophet Jonah. Jonah’s primary fear was that a loving God would be gracious to the Ninevites and show them mercy. He did everything he could—including offering to die a few times—to keep from preaching to them. In the middle of 39 Old Testament books that seem almost solely focused on one people group, God worked through Jonah’s obstinance to show mercy, compassion and love to one of Israel’s enemies. Discover some of the significant surprises in the story of Jonah that inform us about God’s love for all nations and that foreshadow the Gospel of Jesus.

Dates March 4-15
# of Programs 10
At The Table Mart DeHaan, Elisa Morgan, Bill Crowder and Daniel Ryan Day
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Part 1 - 03/04/19

The Fantastic Tale Of Jonah

The story of Jonah is one of the most fantastic tales in the Bible. But could such a bizarre story really be true? Today on Discover the Word, the team will discuss whether Jonah was a historical person and whether his encounter with a great fish really took place. Was Jonah a real dude? Join the group for a new series on the book of Jonah, today on Discover the Word!

Part 2 - 03/05/19

Loving Our Enemies

The Bible teaches that we’re to love our enemies. Simply avoiding them isn’t enough! Today on Discover the Word, the team looks at the time when God told Jonah to go to an enemy of Israel and Jonah wasn’t exactly on board! Join us for another fascinating discussion, today on Discover the Word!

Part 3 - 03/06/19

Does God Hear Us When We Pray?

When in trouble, even the staunchest unbelievers resort to prayer. Today on Discover the Word, the team looks at the time when the ship Jonah was on got caught in a terrible storm and the crew begged Jonah to pray on their behalf. Does God hear us when we pray? Be part of the group today for Discover the Word!

Part 4 - 03/07/19

How Do You Respond To The Storms Of Life?

Sometimes the storms of life are enough to bring us to our knees! And today on Discover the Word, the team will discuss the great storm that came upon Jonah’s boat at sea. They were sure they were going down. But this series is called “Surprise!” so discover the crew’s surprising response to a life-threatening storm today on Discover the Word!

Part 5 - 03/08/19

Worshiping God When Going Through The Storm

It’s much easier to praise God when life is smooth sailing than when you’re in the throes of a storm. Today on Discover the Word, we look at the time when Jonah found himself in the belly of a fish, but surprisingly still chose to worship God. We’ll save you a seat at the table today for Discover the Word!

Part 6 - 03/11/19

Take Comfort In Knowing God Is With Us During The Storms Of Life

Life never seems to run out of difficulties and trials. But drawing from the story of Jonah, we can take comfort in knowing that God is with us through it all. Today on Discover the Word, the team continues their series called “Surprise!” as they explore the book of Jonah together, on Discover the Word!

Part 7 - 03/12/19

The God Of Second Chances

There’s no such thing as a do-over button in life. But God often gives us second chances to make things right. Today on Discover the Word, we’ll look at how God gave Jonah a second chance at obedience, and how God might be offering that same opportunity to you today. Listen today, to Discover the Word!

Part 8 - 03/13/19

Is It Ever Too Late To Turn To The Lord?

Some people fear that it’s too late to turn their lives over to God, they’ve done too many terrible things. But today on Discover the Word, we look at a time when God extended love and mercy to an entire city. Is it ever too late to turn to the Lord? Another fascinating discussion on the story of Jonah, today on Discover the Word!

Part 9 - 03/14/19

Discover God’s Grace Offered Freely To All People

God offers His grace freely to all people, regardless of their past. But sometimes, we feel like certain people shouldn’t get it because they don’t deserve it. Today on Discover the Word, we’ll discuss Jonah’s shocking reaction when God chose to spare the Ninevites. Another surprising twist on how the story of Jonah ends, today on Discover the Word!

Part 10 - 03/15/19

Discover How Every Page Of Scripture Whispers His Name

Jesus might not appear until the New Testament. But if you read carefully, you can find Him on every page of Scripture. Every story whispers His name. Well, today on Discover the Word, the team shows us how the story of Jonah points us to Jesus, revealing who God loves and wants, and to whom He wants to show mercy. Join the group today for Discover the Word!

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