The God of Second Chances (Jonah)
Introduction : A few years ago I began teaching Bible at Bethel Christian School for 11th & 12th grade. I began to notice that some of the students were struggling with my tests and the amount of information I was asking them to remember. The curriculum we were using was pretty challenging so I decided…
THE 52 GREATEST STORIES OF THE BIBLE
This book is about God. We can see it clearly this way: · The fish is mentioned 4 times. · The city is mentioned 9 times. · Jonah is mentioned 18 times. · God is mentioned 38 times. WHAT DO WE LEARN ABOUT JEHOVAH? HE CONTROLS . . . CREATION CITIES We should also learn that God will save whomever he desires,…
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.
Theme: Jonah – a man who could not love others who were not like him. How and why do you love others who are not like us? No matter what nation anybody comes from, other people are humanity and they are made in the image of God. It is God’s heartbeat that all of humanity will reach repentance. We love others by preaching repentance, which requires giving mercy, carrying for others and serving others.
Nathan Sehi • Sermon • • 10 views
Jonah 3 is unique in the Old Testament. We observe the disobedient Prophet Jonah receiving the Word of Yahweh a second time; and this time acting on it. (v. 1-2) This calling is unique because he is called to to warn of judgement to a Gentile nation and town. It is also unique because the citizens and king of the Pagan town immediately repents of their evil and violence and calls upon God. (v. 5-9) God in turn, responds by mercifully relenting of His Judgement. (v. 10) In this chapter, there is much that can be learned about the call to proclaim the Word and the call to receive the Word. We as NT believers likewise are both commanded to proclaim a message of the Gospel and to receive the message of the Gospel.
Paul Hawkins • Sermon • • 5 views
Jonah 3. A second chance [v.1, 2] Jonah, the wayward prophet .... I don't suppose any of you have ever been wayward, but I have – in fact many a time. I went away from the LORD for many years. Have you ever known, as Jonah did, the LORD's dealings in your life – His severity, chastening, overwhelming…
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…