Sermons on Jonah

Sermons on Jonah

Angry With God

Jonah 3 records how Jonah finally preached, Nineveh penitently responded, and God graciously relented. If the story ended there, it would be like a fairy tale with the perfect “happily ever after” conclusion. However, there is more to this story. Jonah 4 records Jonah’s frustration over Nineveh’s fate, causing us to ponder some questions. Why was Jonah angry, was Jonah’s anger appropriate, and what should we take away from God’s confrontation of Jonah’s anger? Sermon Handout 4 But it displeased Jonah…

U Turns Allowed

After spending some time in the belly of a fish, Jonah finally heeded God’s call to go to Nineveh and preach. In the third chapter of Jonah, we discover not only Jonah’s message (3:4), but also Nineveh’s response to Jonah’s preaching (3:5-9) and God’s response to Nineveh’s repentance (3:10). This results in the greatest miracle in the entire book—the grace of a holy and righteous God on an unjust but penitent people. As a result, we look to Nineveh to…

Man On The Run

Sermon Handout Why do we fail to launch? Or, to ask it another way, why do we fail to initiate our God-given mission? One reason might be because we disagree with the assignment. Such appears to be the case with Jonah. Jonah is the notorious prophet who said, “No,” when God said, “Go.” But why did Jonah refuse to go? Today we will examine the motivations behind Jonah’s failure to launch in hopes that we won’t make the same mistake.…