“Learning how NOT to be a Jonah in a Ninevite world”
The book of Jonah is narrative of rescue—it is the passionate pursuit of a loving and gracious God. In this narrative, we see God pursuing a wayward prophet, pagan sailors, and the people of Nineveh. Jonah displays key characteristics that the believer should strive, by God’s grace, to refrain from displaying in their own Christian walk.
In God’s pursuit, we see His mercy. With each person that He is pursuing, we can see differing heart attitudes—different dispositions of rebellion against God. In this narrative, we see characteristics of our magnificent God on full display as He pursues His wayward prophet.
(#1) Jonah 1 – “Jonah’s Running” – Outline (pdf) – In this first message, we look at the first chapter where we see Jonah running from God and God’s display of His power, providence and patience as He mercifully pursues His wayward servant. (“Jonah and the Great Rescue” Series)
(#2) Jonah 2 – “Jonah’s Repenting” – Outline (pdf) – In this second message, we look at the second chapter where we see Jonah repenting. God’s powerful, loving pursuit of His wayward prophet has brought about the fruits of repentance. (“Jonah and the Great Rescue” Series)
(#3) Jonah 3-4 – “Jonah’s Responding & Reacting” – Outline (pdf) – In this final message, we look at Jonah’s responding with obedience to God’s second command to go to Nineveh and then Jonah’s reacting in anger to the repentance of the people of Nineveh. In Jonah’s reacting we see what rules his heart. (“Jonah and the Great Rescue” Series)