Swallowed by Grace (Week 4): “The Pouting Prophet”

Jason Mayhall, Lead Pastor – Jonah 4:1-11

Pastor Jason Mayhall leads the conclusion of the sermon series entitled “Swallowed by Grace,” to Redemption Bible Church. Pastor Jason teaches about God’s character and mission in the world, specifically how one cannot commit more sin than God’s grace may forgive. This is something shown in the story of Jonah, by God’s actions toward the city of Nineveh. We hear Jonah’s reaction to God’s actions and how a Christian should measure themselves against God’s standard and repent for sins, rather than seeking our own empty desires. The video “I’m Christian, but I’m Not…” was used to make this point further.

Swallowed by Grace (Week 2): “The Praying Prophet”

Jason Mayhall, Lead Pastor – Jonah 1:17-2:10

Redemption Bible Church follows the story of Jonah, in our current sermon series entitled “Swallowed by Grace,” led by Pastor Jason Mayhall. Jonah, having rejected God’s instructions, finds himself in dire straits until the Lord shows him grace. Jonah realizes he was saved in spite of what he chose to do, as God enabled Jonah to see his situation more clearly. Pastor Jason talks about how we all need an intervention, to be shown a better way, as sin separates us from the presence of God. God can graciously spare us, like He did Jonah, extending salvation to us even when we selfishly spurn him.

Swallowed by Grace (Week 1): “The Prodigal Prophet”

Jason Mayhall, Lead Pastor – Jonah 1:1-16

Pastor Jason Mayhall leads Redemption Bible Church in the first part of the story of Jonah. This is a new sermon series entitled “Swallowed by Grace.” Jonah was a prophet, famous for helping Israel at an earlier time in his life. At the beginning of this story, Jonah was asked to bring a message to the city Nineveh, part of the Assyrian empire. Initially, Jonah runs away from God’s request, taking passage on a ship traveling away from Assyria. Through this example, Pastor Jason talks about how the story of Jonah is really the story of all of us. We all may be running from God in one area of our lives, and we are encouraged to look at our lives and ask ourselves what might we be running from?

Misused Verses In The Bible (Week 10): “No More Than You Can Handle”

Jason Mayhall, Lead Pastor – 1 Corinthians 10:13

Pastor Jason Mayhall leads Redemption Bible Church, concluding the “Misused Verses in the Bible” sermon series. 1 Corinthians 10:13 says, “No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.” We will all face temptation, and scripture indicates that God will not give us more than we can handle in this respect. Pastor Jason describes how people can sometimes become overconfident in their ability to avoid temptation, relying on their own strength rather than that which can be found in God.

Misused Verses In The Bible (Week 9): “Judging Others”

Jason Mayhall, Lead Pastor – Matthew 7:1

Redemption Bible Church is led by Jason Mayhall as part of the “Misused Verses in the Bible” sermon series. This week, we explore Matthew 7:1, which says, “Judge not, that you be not judged.” Pastor Jason touches on how we should treat one another, specifically how important it is to not be characterized by a judgmental attitude. Also, when one feels compelled to criticize another, to consider whether it is to try to restore a relationship or to make someone feel bad? At the other end of the spectrum, how is today’s society prioritizes unity and fellowship over conflict and criticism is also not the healthiest attitude. Let us consider how one needs to address the sin in his or her own soul, and how a member of a community should look at these opportunities to help.

Misused Verses In The Bible (Week 8): “Repent and be Baptized”

Jason Mayhall, Lead Pastor – Acts 2:38

Pastor Jason Mayhall leads Redemption Bible Church to explore how Acts 2:28 can be misunderstood and misused. This verse says, “And Peter said to them, ‘Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” Pastor Jason explains the purpose of Redemption Bible Church, how one can and should respond to the gospel, and ultimately the importance of seeking repentance for one’s sins.

Misused Verses In The Bible (Week 7): “The Prayer Offered in Faith”

Jason Mayhall, Lead Pastor – James 5:15

Pastor Jason Mayhall leads the teaching at Redemption Bible Church. Continuing the “Misused Verses in the Bible” series, we read James 5:15, which says, “And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.” Pastor Jason focuses in on the importance of prayer, and how prayers are always answered, but perhaps not always in the way we might want. The Christian life is not immune to trouble. In the Christian life, it is not “if” but “when” you begin suffering you may be tempted to question the goodness of God. Prayer is the doorway to a personal relationship with Jesus.

Misused Verses In The Bible (Week 6): “I Can Do All Things”

Jason Mayhall, Lead Pastor – Philippians 4:13

Redemption Bible Church continues the sermon series entitled “Misused Verses in the Bible.” The teaching about Philippians 4:4-20 is led by Pastor Jason Mayhall, specifically Philippians 4:13, which says, “I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” Pastor Jason gives context around what Paul was going through when he wrote his letter to the Philippians, which provides clarity to what Paul meant. The difference between being happy and being joyous, and the importance of fellowship in life are also explored.

Misused Verses In The Bible (Week 5): “Money is the Root of all Evil”

Jason Mayhall, Lead Pastor – 1 Timothy 6:10

Redemption Bible Church is led by Pastor Jason Mayhall, as he teaches with context and clarification about 1 Timothy 6:3-10. This verse says, “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.” This is part of the “Misused Verses in the Bible” sermon series. Drawing from his personal experiences growing up in Louisiana, Pastor Jason explains how we often possess blind spots in our lives.

Misused Verses In The Bible (Week 4): “Where 2 or 3 Are Gathered”

Jason Mayhall, Lead Pastor – Matthew 18:20

Pastor Jason Mayhall leads Redemption Bible Church in teaching about Matthew 18:20, which says, “For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.” As part of the “Misused Verses in the Bible” sermon series, Pastor Jason explains how a community can use the Bible to mend broken relationships. Some of the explored examples range from disappointing those close to us, loneliness in the age of social media, and the church’s role in forming a community.