June Sermon Series: Jonah
The Book of Jonah begins this way, "The Word of the Lord came to Jonah, 'Go to the great city of Nineveh and preach against it because its wickedness has come up before Me"' (Jonah 1:1). God speaks, and what He says is crystal clear. He tells Jonah where to go and what to do. But this was not the message from God that Jonah wanted to receive.
Nineveh was a major city in the nation of Assyria-the most feared nation in the world at the time and one of Israel's chief enemies. So instead of obeying God, Jonah runs from God.
Join us during the month of June for a deep dive into the book of Jonah and all the human feelings—fear, guilt, pride, and anger—that this book of the Bible addresses. Jonah gives us many examples of how we are to respond to God as well as what happens when we do not. Let’s listen and learn so we are better prepared to obey when God calls.
June 3, Driven by Fear
When God called, Jonah ran. But when we run, God always catches up. God is calling ... what are we afraid of?
June 10, Overwhelmed by Guilt
When we run, God chases. But what do we do once He catches up with us? When we're overwhelmed by guilt, there's only one place to turn: back to the One who never stopped loving us.
June 17, Motivated by Pride
When guilt is overwhelming; we turnback to God. But the real question is: Have we truly had a change of heart, or are we motivated by pride?
June 24, Fueled by Anger
Driven to the sea, overwhelmed by a fish, and motivated to finally obey, Jonah has done what God asked. But now, Jonah is fueled by anger at God's compassion and keeps running. When you encounter God's extravagant love, how do we respond?
Posted on Fri, June 1, 2018
by Kathryn Good