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Jonah: God’s Heart Of Compassion – Part 9

Posted by on Saturday, 23 October, 2010

Afshin Ziafat, a former Muslim who came to faith in Jesus Christ as a senior in high school, continues his sermon about the prophet Jonah and God’s heart for the lost… even the enemy.

[Part 9 of an 11-Part series]

Ministry: Afshin Ziafat Ministries
Full Podcast: Jonah: God’s Heart of Compassion
Date: 8/29/10
Speaker: Afshin Ziafat
Topics: God loves the spiritually blind; Jonah 4:11 – “And should not I pity Nineveh, that great city, in which there are more than 120,000 persons who do not know their right hand from their left“; God is saying to Jonah: “These people don’t know their right from their left. You have received the revelation of God… they haven’t“; When people who don’t know Jesus act like it, it shouldn’t appall us so badly that we’re not moved with compassion–we should expect them to act that way; Ephesians 2:5 – “even when we were dead in our trespasses, [God] made us alive together with Christ“; Jesus came to me when I was dead, and He made me alive; I was spiritually blinded to the truth of Christ, and God gave me mercy; My heart ought to beat for those who don’t know, those who are enemies, and for all the world; Those 120,000 persons were made in the image of God; God’s heart beats for all people, all races…; Jonah had to get uncomfortable, leave his comfort zone, and go to the enemy to preach God’s mercy; What’s our response to God’s heart?; Peter had to get uncomfortable and preach the gospel to the Gentile world; Ultimately Jesus is our greatest example… Philippians 2:6-7 – “though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant“; Christ left His comfort zone and came to this world… how dare we stay in our comfort zones?

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Jonah: God’s Heart Of Compassion – Part 8

Posted by on Thursday, 21 October, 2010

Afshin Ziafat, a former Muslim who came to faith in Jesus Christ as a senior in high school, continues his sermon about the prophet Jonah and God’s heart for the lost… even the enemy.

[Part 8 of an 11-Part series]

Ministry: Afshin Ziafat Ministries
Full Podcast: Jonah: God’s Heart of Compassion
Date: 8/29/10
Speaker: Afshin Ziafat
Topics: 2 Kings 14:23-25; God extended mercy to Israel when they were being rebellious and turning from Him; He gave the message that they were going to receive mercy through the lips of Jonah; The same man that was ready to proclaim mercy to his people is now angry when it’s extended to the enemy; Romans 5:10 – “For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life“; I wasn’t just an innocent bystander… it was my sin that put Jesus on the cross, I was an enemy of God; Forgiveness; Matthew 5:43-44 – “Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;“; That is the message of Christ–that you get mercy when you don’t even deserve it… that ought to move us with compassion for people who we think are our enemy; The most Christ-like thing we can do is forgive someone who we think doesn’t deserve our mercy and forgiveness; Matthew 5:46 – “For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same?“; God loves the enemy

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Jonah: God’s Heart Of Compassion – Part 3

Posted by on Sunday, 10 October, 2010

Afshin Ziafat, a former Muslim who came to faith in Christ as a senior in high school, continues his sermon about the prophet Jonah and God’s heart for the lost…

[Part 3 of an 11-Part series]

Ministry: Afshin Ziafat Ministries
Full Podcast: Jonah: God’s Heart of Compassion
Date: 8/29/10
Speaker: Afshin Ziafat
Topics: The historicity of Jonah–Jesus Christ Himself referred to Jonah; Matthew 12:38-41 – “The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: because they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here“; In 40 days, Nineveh will be “broken”–either broken on the outside (destroyed) or broken on the inside (repentant); God is sovereign over every detail of life; 2 Peter 3:9 – “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance“; God is longsuffering and has orchestrated things in your life to draw you to Him

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Jonah: God’s Heart Of Compassion – Part 2

Posted by on Friday, 8 October, 2010

Afshin Ziafat, a former Muslim who came to faith in Christ as a senior in high school, discusses God’s heart of compassion for the lost and broken…

[Part 2 of an 11-Part series]

Ministry: Afshin Ziafat Ministries
Full Podcast: Jonah: God’s Heart of Compassion
Date: 8/29/10
Speaker: Afshin Ziafat
Topics: Jonah 3 – “Then the word of the LORD came to Jonah the second time“; Even the people that God used to deliver the message were broken people that ran from God and needed a second chance–Abraham, Moses, others; Jonah goes to Nineveh and begins to prophesy; The amazing miracle of the story of Jonah is not the fish, it’s that Jonah went one day into the city preaching five words, and the entire city repents… these gruesome, wicked people, they all turn to God; Romans 10:17 – “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God“; Jonah was running from God, and God still used him; Even Jesus points to this and says this is the amazing story of Jonah

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The Authority Of Jesus: Overcoming Demonic Presence

Posted by on Thursday, 31 December, 2009

Russ Dizdar from Preemption Broadcast discusses the authority Christ has given us to overcome all the power of the enemy…

Show: Preemption Broadcast
Full Podcast: HOW TO USE YOUR SPIRITUAL AUTHORITY
Date: 12/19/09
Host: Russ Dizdar
Topics: Accept the spiritual authority of Christ to overcome all the power of the enemy; Renounce fear; The authority Jesus gives is part of mission; Luke 10:19 – “Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall hurt you.“; Deliverance is a compassionate thing; Mark 5:1-20; Authority is needed because Satan is the god of this age that we live in–he has authority over every unsaved person; Wherever anybody gives him room, he gets rights (and the demonic gets rights); There is more demonic manifestation now than ever in all of history; Even if all hell comes out on the field, believers have been given authority to trample demonic presence wherever it’s found, and to overcome

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