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Nineveh Lent Special
Volume 6 No. 326 January 17, 2016

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Tomb of prophet Jonah in Ninerva Plains, Iraq being destroyed by ISIS

Tomb of prophet Jonah in Nineva Plains, Iraq, being destroyed by ISIS


1. Foreword: Nineveh Lent

There were no sacrifices offered to God, that we read of, to make atonement for sin, but the sacrifice pleasing to God is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, such as the Ninevites now had, is what he will not despise; it is what he will give countenance to and put honour upon....

I. Nineveh Lent in Church

2. Bible Readings for Nineveh Lent (January 18-21)

3. Sermons for Nineveh Lent (January 18-21)

Our special supplement on Nineveh Lent has plenty articles, sermons, prayers and meditations for all days of the Three Day Lent.

4. From Malankara World Journal Archives

Malankara World Journals with the Theme: Nineveh Lent

Volume 5 No 261: January 25 2015
Nineveh Lent

Volume 4 No 195: February 9, 2014
Nineveh Lent (Three Day Lent) Special

Volume 2 No 50: January 30 2012
Special on 3-Day Lent

II. This Week's Featured Articles

5. Inspiration for Today

Instead of being Martha this Lent why not try to imitate Mary of Bethany. ...

6. A Terrible Love of Hatred

The hard truth is that we share the terrible love of hatred that kept Jonah from rejoicing in the miracle of repentance and restoration wherever it happened. In fact, in the Christian faith, we have a place for the people we love to hate-we call it hell. And there are certain people we love to hate so much that we're all too happy for them to literally go to hell! ...

7. Jonah's Mission

The message of the story tells of the great mercy and love of God for everyone and the possibility of redemption. Is our faith narrow like that of Jonah or can we see others through God's eyes? ...

8. Sermon Illustration: Jonah

It is one of the rare instances in the Old Testament of God's wry sense of humor, and it seems almost certain that Jonah didn't fail to appreciate it. ...

9. Jesus vs Jonah

Jesus was sent to preach repentance; Jonah also was sent: but whereas the one fled, not knowing what should come to pass; the other came willingly, to give repentance unto salvation. ...

10. Seeing Our Sin Through Transfigured Christ

Examining our conscience - what we have done and what we have failed to do - we climb the interior mountain to that spot from which we look down on our lives. Ascending this mountain in prayer (cf. Matthew 17:1) we encounter the Lord, saying to him, "My heart has prompted me to seek your face; I seek it, Lord: do not hide from me" (Psalm 26:8-9). ...

III. Destruction of Mosul and Nineveh, Iraq

11. Love in the Ruins of Mosul

There's definitely a sense in the Western church that we've really fallen short of what it means to be Christ-followers. We see what God is doing in other parts of the world and we're left wondering why and how we've lost that first love - ISIS continues to murder people because they've never experienced a love like this. ...

12. ISIS Destroy The Tomb Of The Prophet Jonah

In just one day, ISIL members committed a series of horrific crimes which illustrate their hostile nature, said Iraqi police in Ninawa spokesman Maj. Ahmed al-Obaidi.

"They torched 11 churches and monasteries out of 35 scattered across the city of Mosul, and hours later destroyed statues of poets, literary and historical figures of which Mosul has long been proud," he said. ...

13. Jewish Heartbreak and Hope in Nineveh

I am writing to you from Nineveh, the city of the prophet Jonah. Its present name is Mosul. I have had the privilege of seeing its ancient walls, of touching its stones, of going to the grave Islamic tradition says is the prophet Jonah's.

There is a mosque at the site; but hundreds of years ago, the Iraqis we work with tell me, it was a synagogue. They tell me the reason the site is so sacred is because of the sacredness in which the Jews held it. Presently, there are no signs of this ancient synagogue. ...

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