Robin • Sermon • • 6,853 views
Intro One of the top selling video game applications created for Apple’s Iphone is called “Pocket God.” Listen to the description given on Itunes: “What kind of god would you be? Benevolent or vengeful? Play Pocket God and discover the answer within yourself. On a remote island, you are the all-powerful…
Jonah 4 concludes one of the shortest books of the Bible. In the course of 4 chapters, we are challenged with God's incredible power and rule; hurling a storm onto the sea, appointing a fish, a plant, and a worm to teach a rebellious prophet. Yet, we also see God patient, merciful, and compassionate upon undeserving prophet and an underserving violent and wicked city. We are struck with amazement that God would so slow to anger and so quick to extend mercy. The prophet Jonah teaches us how bitterness and anger can cause us to flee the presence of God and hate the works of God. May we instead, have enough faith to trust God to apply mercy in Holy and just ways. The book of Jonah provides an important lesson for how God's people should resist anger and instead extend Christ-like compassion.
Scott Hergert • Sermon • • 5 views
More Lessons for Jonah Jonah 3:10-4:11 Every person can understand God’s compassion by learning the lessons Jonah learned. Introduction: I had a cousin who got married recently to a man she had been living with for at least 15 years. Rather than having a small ceremony with just friends and family, she…
Josh Kelley • Sermon • • 1 view
Inscription: Writing God’s Words on Our Hearts & Minds Part 63: A Heart of Compassion Jonah January 15, 2012 A WHALE OF A TALE This week we continue our series through the Bible and we are now on Jonah. Jonah is without a doubt the best known of the prophets. Even those who know nothing about the Bible…