Nathan Sehi • Sermon • • 75 views
Jonah 1:1-16 introduces us to a literary masterpiece. It is rich in irony both poetically and theologically. Jonah, a prophet, is commanded to call Nineveh, the seat of Assyrian culture, to repentenance. However, this divine act of mercy was repulsive to the prophet. So we read of the only prophet who ever tried to run from God. His fleeing the presence of God become illogical and suicidal as he endured loving chastisement through a storm that nearly destroyed his boat. As we learn about Jonah, we begin to understand the sinfulness and smallness of people in conrast to the might, wisdom, and mercy of God. We are left considering whether our faith is big enough to consider the mercy of God?
Nathan Sehi • Sermon • • 2 views
Jonah 1:1-16 we observe the Prophet Jonah fleeing from the Presence of the Lord. His illogical pursuit is hindered by a God-orchestrated storm – which should have changed his heart. However, in defiance he tells the sailors to cast him overboard. Yet, God still shows mercy appointing a fish to swallow him. And then answering his prayer 3 days later by directing the fish to vomit him out on dryland. Jonah chapter 2 demonstrates