In this sermon Kevin Kelley finishes our study in the book of Jonah. We see the book end with Jonah stewing over the fact that God had mercy on the Ninevites and did not destroy them. In this text we are reminded of God’s mercy for both an imperfect, undeserving messenger and a sinful people. Read Jonah 4:1-11.
Jonah: Grace on Mission
God has sent His prophet to Nineveh with a message of judgment, “40 days and Nineveh will be overthrown.” But when the people of Nineveh hear this message they repent. So, God does not bring the destruction on Nineveh that He had declared through Jonah. Did God change His mind? Join us as we discuss this from Jonah 3:10.
Jonah reluctantly goes to the great city of Nineveh with a simple message and God radically transforms the city, from the least of them to the greatest! How might this transform our thinking about the mission that Jesus has given us? Listen in and be both challenged and powerfully encouraged to be on mission with the simple message of the gospel. (Read Jonah 3:1-9. Other texts include Jeremiah 18:7-10; Matthew 28:18-20; 1 Corinthians 15:1-4; & Revelation 5:9-10.)
In this sermon we see Jonah delivered from the belly of the fish and recommissioned by God to go and preach to Nineveh. He gets a second chance at the mission. God is a God of second, third, fourth … chances! Maybe you think you have blown it and are no longer useful to God. Listen in and be refreshed by God’s amazing grace in Christ!
Listen in to part two as Kevin Kelley explains and applies Jonah 2:1-10. “Salvation belongs to the Lord.” This sermon will encourage you as you seek to walk by faith and not by sight.
Jonah’s rebellion has led him into a dark, uncomfortable trial – the belly of the great fish. He has finally been humbled enough to begin to talk to God again. What can we learn from Jonah’s prayer? Listen in as Kevin Kelley explains and applies this text over the next couple of sermons. (See Jonah 2:1-10.)
Read Jonah 1:1-17 and listen in as we discuss God’s mercy to Jonah, the mariners, and ourselves. Often God’s mercy does not look like what we expect. How do you interpret the storms of this life? Are you able to see them as God’s mercies in disguise? How does the gospel relate to our suffering? How does Jonah point us to Jesus? (See also Matthew 12:40.)
This is the first sermon in our new series in the book of Jonah. We focused on Jonah 1:1-3 and discussed Jonah’s flight from the presence of God and what that means for us. Listen in as we introduce the new series and get started in the first three verses of this little book. (See also 2 Kings 14:23-25; Matthew 12:38-41; Isaiah 6:1-8.)