Jonah 4: Severe Mercies

Christ Covenant Church Jon Marq Toombs 26 November 2017 Texts: Jonah 4 The Gospel according to Jonah Christ the King Sunday Listen or Download Audio Sermon: Jonah 4 Last week we left Jonah in the city of Nineveh. Remember he was sent there to preach the message that God gave him to preach. "Yet 40... Continue Reading →


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, and also much cattle? Tim Challies' reflections on the last verse of Jonah are worthy of consideration. He asks some penetrating questions (some of which are better geared... Continue Reading →

Calvinism in the Las Vegas Airport?

In a mysterious twist of providence, the tragic shooting at Las Vegas and the release of the new film Calvinism happened on the same day. That brought to my mind Richard Mouw's fine little book Calvinism in a Las Vegas Airport. The book opens with a re-telling of a scene from the movie Hardcore. A stodgy Christian... Continue Reading →

Faithful Presence

Several years ago I preached a brief sermon series called Confessions of a Wannabe Minister in which I lowered my guard a little in an effort to let people see ministry from the inside out. In that spirit I share the following. Not long ago it struck me that dealing with the various of circumstances and... Continue Reading →

Missio Christi

Westminister Presbyterian Church Greenville, Texas Jon Marq Toombs 25 June 2017 Matthew 28:16-20 Ordinary Time Our sermon text for today is Matthew 28:16-20. Hear the word of the Lord: Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. And when they saw him they worshiped him, but some... Continue Reading →

Comunidad Misionera

Cristo Rey Presbyterian Church Marq Toombs Comunidad Misionera Texto: Mateo 28:16-20 Español 16 Los once discípulos fueron a Galilea, a la montaña que Jesús les había indicado. 17 Cuando lo vieron, lo adoraron; pero algunos vacilaban. 18 Jesús se acercó entonces a ellos y les dijo: ―Se me ha dado toda autoridad en el cielo y en la tierra. 19 Por tanto,... Continue Reading →

Strangers and Citizens

Christ Covenant Church in Mesquite is -- deliberately and intentionally -- a cross-cultural community. That means we are a community made up of people from different cultures and backgrounds; it also means we are a community whose culture is shaped by the cross of Christ. As a pastor of this cross-cultural, bi-lingual congregation, I have the... Continue Reading →

A Shepherd’s Life

Christ Covenant Church Jon Marq Toombs 5 February 2017 / Fifth Sunday After the Epiphany John 21:15-25 Listen Here [A midrash, not a manuscript.] After the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus, Peter experienced a faith-crisis. Even though Jesus had called him to leave his career as a fisherman, Peter decided to return to his boats and... Continue Reading →

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