Good morning, my brothers and sisters in Christ.
Now the word of the Lord came to Jonah the second time, saying,
Jonah's Obedience and God's Will
Jared led a spiritual talk and began with a devotional study from Jonah, chapter 3, verse 1. He asked for a prayer, invoking the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit to understand and apply teachings. Jared highlighted Jonah's initial disobedience to God's call, but eventually, after experiencing storms and a fish's belly for three days, Jonah was prepared to hear and follow God's word. Jared further mentioned God's repeated instructions to the prophet Jeremiah, linking the response to God's previous word to the content of his next revelation. He concluded that our response to God's last words will determine what He says next, urging obedience for a deeper understanding of His will.
Obedience, Faith, and Stewardship
Jared emphasized the importance of obeying God's instructions and not losing faith even when preaching the Gospel seems to bear no fruit. He referred to Isaiah 55:10-11, which states that God's word will always accomplish His will, even if we do not see immediate results. Jared also discussed the parable from Matthew 25:14-30 about the talents and the importance of being good stewards of the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit. He reminded everyone that even though we may not always understand God's plans, we must trust His greatness.
Parable of Talents: Investing or Burying?
Jared discussed a parable about a lord who gave his servants talents to manage while he was away. The servant who received five talents traded and gained five more, while the servant who received two talents gained two more. However, the servant who received one talent buried his talent in the ground, claiming he was afraid of his master. When the master returned, he reprimanded this servant for not investing the talent and gave the talent to the servant who had ten talents. The master commended the faithful servants and made them rulers over many things, while the wicked servant had his talent taken away.
Gifts, Obedience, and Faith
He emphasized that each person receives different gifts based on their abilities and should be used according to one's faith. Jared also highlighted the importance of being active and active with these gifts and the consequences of such behavior. Towards the end, he emphasized the need for obedience, discipline, integrity, and faith. The discussion ended with a prayer.
Obedience and Stewardship Emphasized
Jared emphasized the importance of obedience and being good stewards, stressing the need to follow God's calling rather than our desires. He led a prayer, invoking the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
In Christ, love Jared W Campbell
“The Lord bless you and keep you;
25 The Lord make His face shine upon you,
And be gracious to you;
26 The Lord [a]lift His countenance upon you,
And give you peace.” ’
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