Today writer and speaker Steve Norman joins the team for more conversation about Jonah. First, there will be times when like Jonah, God will ask us to go places that we don’t want to go. Why? To change us! Then, Jonah found it so hard to forgive the wicked Nineties, they didn’t deserve God’s mercy. It’s a conversation about forgiving those who’ve wounded us.
Then we see that God sent Jonah to Nineveh to strip him of the idols in his heart. And God sends us into hard places to strip us of the idols that are ripping us off. Next, Jonah was more concerned about his comfort that he was for a city of 120,000 who needed God’s mercy—we can be freed from the tyranny of selfishness to become a river of grace to the world. And finally Shawna, Perry, and Steve each share their most compelling take away from this amazing story.
Perry LaHaie is a radio host, singer, and songwriter with a passion to see the Great Commission completed in our generation. He was born and raised in northern Michigan, earned a degree in communications, and later a graduate degree in cross-cultural communications. Music and ministry have taken him all over the world. He served at Family Life Radio before serving with Frontiers, a worldwide ministry to Muslims. Perry and his wife, Teresa, have two children, Kali and Taylor.
Shawna Beyer has been a business owner, homeschool mom, church planter, project lead for a management consulting company, and church staff member. Born and raised in Southern California, she has been married for 25 years and is the mom of four. Shawna loves to help others discover a personal relationship with God that shapes how they think, feel, and live for Jesus daily. She loves being surrounded by her family and a good cup of coffee.