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Welcome to the Iowa City Church sermon and teaching page.  We know that life can be confusing, and sometime just plain hard.  We believe the best way to live life comes through following Jesus.  These lessons and sermons are designed to be a resource to help you on that journey.  We hope you find them helpful!

Oct 26, 2021

Isn't interesting how we all love justice, until we find ourselves on the "hot seat".  When someone commits a horrendous wrong, we often want them prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.  When we find ourselves in a similar situation we plead for grace. 

A great example of this is in our driving.  When someone is driving too slow, we get frustrated and blurt out as we race around them,
"Speed up you slow poke!

However, if someone flies by our vehicle we mutter under our breathe,
"What a manic!  They're going to kill someone!

Isn't it amazing how our true selves are exposed while we are behind the wheel?  Humans, we're a funny hypocritical bunch, is there a solution to this problem?

There is this beautiful word that can give us all hope: repentance.  The Hebrew word for repentance that is used in Jonah chapter three means this: to walk down a road only to discover it's the wrong way, and then turn around and go in the right direction.  Simple.  Clear.  Healing.

However here is the rub for all of us: when confronted with the truth, are we willing to humble ourselves and admit that we are wrong...or will we continue to stubbornly travel in the wrong direction?  Join us for part four of Jonah, the story of you, and learn how to listen to the truth and then have the courage to change.