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Week of October 1, 2023

As I was reading the account of Jonah and Nineveh the Holy Spirit impressed on me what to share this week. Jonah 3:4-5 says, “And Jonah began to enter the city on the first day’s walk. Then he cried out and said, “Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown!” So the people of Nineveh believed God, proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth, from the greatest to the least of them. (NKJV).

I was reminded of some of the words of Jesus when He said, “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father.” (John 14:12 NKJV). We are the first generation that could fulfill the Great Commission in our lifetime. And what is the Great Commission? It’s to go into all the world and preach the gospel, making disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (see Matthew 28:19-20).

I recently read an article that said that there are more mobile devices in the world today than there are people. It went on to say that there are people in Africa who have greater access to data than to clean drinking water. Everywhere people have mobile devices, phones, tablets, and computers. With the technology we have today, we can get the Gospel out like never before. So it’s time for us to seize the moment. I know the world is a big place, but we all have people in our lives that we can share the Gospel with. And while we all have places we don’t want to go to and people we don’t want to talk to, we still need to do it.

Jonah didn’t want to go to Nineveh, the capital of Assyria, and deliver the message God gave him. Part of the reason is that the Ninevites were known for their violence; they would even pile up skulls as monuments to their massacres. They were out of control. If God could save wicked people like that, then God can save anyone. Maybe you know someone you can’t imagine ever coming to Jesus. But we all need to understand that there is no one that is beyond the reach of God. That’s why we should never stop sharing the message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Pastor Dave