|Jonah's Walk 2013||
The story of Jonah is a compelling look at the very nature of man's rebellion and refusal to follow God's plan.
Jonah was fleeing from God when the boat he was traveling on began to sink. He knew the ship was in peril because he refused to follow God's plan and accept his role in bringing the good news of God's redemption to a fallen city, Nineveh. He was thrown overboard at his request to save the passengers and the boat. He was swallowed by a great fish and remained there for 3 days.
Jonah then walked for 3 days (60 miles) through the Assyrian city of Nineveh calling for repentance. When Jonah preached, the city repented, and God withheld his judgement.
As we read and study the words of Jonah, the light of God's judgement is a subtle reflection of our own desires "to do our own thing" in spite of what we know to be right.
Rather than running from God, trust him with your past, present, and future. Saying no to God is a recipe for disaster. Saying yes, brings new light, hope, and security to understanding God's purpose to you and your life.
Jesus is the way, the truth, the life. Read the greatest story ever told and have hope. One day we will stand before Jesus to give an account of our life. Stand with us! Read the Bible and gain the peace and love of God as told by Prophets and Disciples of Christ.
Jonah's Walk is a call to action!
Less than 10% of the Bay Area attends church on Sunday. Why is that? Join us on our walk as we call on the people of the Greater San Francisco Bay Area to come to church.
The ministry of helping others begins with each of us. We don't need a large organization or lots of money to take the first step in changing lives.
Take a moment to read the inspiring stories of Christians around the Bay Area and how a simple act was the beginning of a spiritual walk making changes in the lives of others.
We are often reminded of Jesus message, "faith without works is dead". Consider change begins when we enlarge and perfect our spiritual life through work and self sacrifice for others.
What this really means is we need to get off the couch, up from the meditation mat, away from the reading window, and take the risk of personally making the effort to help.
The answer is within us.
The question is when?
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