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Jonah 4 - NIV

4 But the Lord replied, “Is it right for you to be angry?”

5 Jonah had gone out and sat down at a place east of the city. There he made himself a shelter, sat in its shade and waited to see what would happen to the city.

6 Then the Lord God provided a leafy plant[a] and made it grow up over Jonah to give shade for his head to ease his discomfort, and Jonah was very happy about the plant.

7 But at dawn the next day God provided a worm, which chewed the plant so that it withered.

8 When the sun rose, God provided a scorching east wind, and the sun blazed on Jonah’s head so that he grew faint. He wanted to die, and said, “It would be better for me to die than to live.”

9 But God said to Jonah, “Is it right for you to be angry about the plant?”
“It is,” he said. “And I’m so angry I wish I were dead.”

10 But the Lord said, “You have been concerned about this plant, though you did not tend it or make it grow. It sprang up overnight and died overnight.

11 And should I not have concern for the great city of Nineveh, in which there are more than a hundred and twenty thousand people who cannot tell their right hand from their left—and also many animals?”


a. Jonah 4:6 The precise identification of this plant is uncertain; also in verses 7, 9 and 10.

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Terry Laughlin avatar
One Big Fish Story
Shared by: Terry Laughlin on Sep, 2016
Summary: There are truths in the Book of Jonah that are worth fishing for. Truths that the whole world needs to hear. Truths that should make us faithful to the call God has on our lives.
Stephen Sheane avatar
Should I not be Concerned
Shared by: Stephen Sheane on Sep, 2016
Summary: Jonah was concerned for God's plan and God's plant when he should have been concerned for God's people.
Series: Jonah
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Jonah 4:1-11
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 708
Fred Sigle avatar
Shared by: Fred Sigle on Aug, 2016
Summary: We may try to run from God, but we cannot hide. It is much better to do what God commands of us, than to suffer the consequences of our disobedience.
Darian Catron avatar
A Big Fish Tale / All lives matter
Shared by: Darian Catron on Jul, 2016
Summary: The story of Jonah is not just a Big Fish Tale. It's a true story with an incredible message relevant to our time. It's a message about a God who cares for all lives, even those of our enemies and those who hate us.
Wade M. Hughes, Sr avatar
Shared by: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on May, 2016
Summary: How easy is it to lose sight of your goal and start seeing the obstacles? We study Jonah's love of the comfort zone and the cost of stubborn will.
Scripture: Jonah 4:1-9
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 1,427
D Marion Clark avatar
Man's Justice
Shared by: D Marion Clark on Mar, 2016
Summary: One thing evident about the story of Jonah is that his assignment to Nineveh was not so much about what Nineveh needed to learn as what Jonah needed to learn; so it is with us.
Series: Jonah
Scripture: Jonah 4:3-11
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 184
Ian Humphrey avatar
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Scripture: Jonah 4:1-11
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 107
Ian Humphrey avatar
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: trials
Scripture: Jonah 4:1-11
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 143
Ian Humphrey avatar
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: Jonah
Scripture: Jonah 4:1-11
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 106
Ian Humphrey avatar
Jonah's Problem
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: Jonah's Problem
Scripture: Jonah 4:1-11
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 102
Shawn miller avatar
Jonah: A vine, a worm, and a scorching east wind
Shared by: Shawn miller on Oct, 2015
Summary: This is an exposition on the fourth chapter of Jonah, which teaches us patience, grace, and the value of not getting too angry with the small things in life or we may be overwhelmed when big trials come our way
Chris Beam avatar
Recovering from Resentment
Shared by: Chris Beam on Aug, 2015
Summary: In this final chapter, we will see that Jonah struggled with resentment Sometimes we may find ourselves in a similar situation. And so the question that I want God’s Word to answer for us today is, how do we recover from resentment?
Scripture: Jonah 4:1-11
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 816
Greg Nance avatar
What Makes You Mad?
Shared by: Greg Nance on Jul, 2015
Summary: Fear and anger have a way of causing us to stray from God's will. Jonah shows us a clear example of this and Jesus shows us how to avoid it.
Series: Jonah
Scripture: Jonah 3:1-4:11
Views: 591
Pastor/Revivalist Terry Sisney avatar
How Can You Sleep At A Time Like This?
Shared by: Pastor/Revivalist Terry Sisney on Apr, 2015
Summary: Please read this message prayerfully, It's not just a sermon but A wake up call to the church that God loves so much, (There is no time for playing church).
based on 24 ratings
Scripture: Jonah 1:1-4:11
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 40,673
Wade M. Hughes, Sr avatar
Shared by: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Mar, 2015
Summary: We are all on a journey to somewhere? Do you realize there is more to life than your destination. How about your ATTITUDE? How will your attitude affect your journey?
Steven Haguewood avatar
Shared by: Steven Haguewood on Feb, 2015
Summary: A look at the results of sin in our lives and the desire of God to forgive sin when we repent
Scripture: Jonah 1:1-4:11
Views: 378
Tom Shepard avatar
Jonah - The Pouting Prophet
Shared by: Tom Shepard on Feb, 2015
Summary: This sermon looks at chapter four of Jonah and his attitude toward God. In this final sermon of the series we find: 1. God Loves PEOPLE 2. God's Plan For Saving People Involves PEOPLE 3. God's Willing To Do Whatever It Takes To Save PEOPLE
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Jonah 4:1-11
Denomination: Independent Bible
Views: 4,839
Ed Sasnett avatar
Why Care?
Shared by: Ed Sasnett on Nov, 2014
Summary: We are to share God's passion for reaching the nations.
Scripture: Jonah 4:1-11
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,125
Keith Broyles avatar
Jonah's Pity Party
Shared by: Keith Broyles on Oct, 2014
Summary: Jonah as both an unwilling and angry prophet, filled with self-pity.
Scripture: Jonah 4:1-11
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 565
James May avatar
God Prepared a Worm
Shared by: James May on Sep, 2014
Summary: God prepared a worm that took Jonah out of his comfort zone. God will do whatever it takes to stir us out of our lethargy and to begin to serve him faithfully.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Jonah 3:1-4:11
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 3,965
Pastor Dre avatar
God's Grace to the Gentiles
Shared by: Pastor Dre on Apr, 2014
Summary: God's Call, God's Grace and God's Love...
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Jonah 1:1-4:11
Denomination: Christian Church
Views: 448
Pastor Jeff Hughes avatar
The Reluctant, Rebellious, Pouting Prophet: Jonah Chapter 4
Shared by: Pastor Jeff Hughes on Feb, 2014
Summary: One would think that when an evangelist comes to a large city and practically the entire city repents and comes to faith, that the evangelist would be jumping up and down with joy to God. Not this prophet...
Scripture: Jonah 4:1-11
Denomination: Bible Church
Views: 1,005
Jim Butcher avatar
Why God Is Concerned About The People We Don’t Care About
Shared by: Jim Butcher on Jan, 2014
Summary: A look at the source of God's empathy for the people we don't care about as well as some guidance on how we can become more like God in this area.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Jonah 4:10-11
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,370
Jim Butcher avatar
Why Does Jonah Love A Plant More Than An Unsaved City?”
Shared by: Jim Butcher on Jan, 2014
Summary: A look at four ways that we put our comfort above the unsaved.
Scripture: Jonah 4:5-9
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 793
Rick Crandall avatar
Overcoming Setbacks and Discouragement
Shared by: Rick Crandall on Dec, 2013
Summary: 1. Depend on God's deliverance (Jonah 2:1-9). 2. Make the most of God's mercy (Jonah 3:1-10). 3. Stop majoring on the minors (Jonah 4:1-9). 4. Care like the Lord cares (Jonah 4:10-11).
Scripture: Jonah 1:1-4:11
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 946
Victor Ramlall avatar
Shared by: Victor Ramlall on Oct, 2013
Summary: God give an object lesson in His mercy and nondiscrimination concerning salvation to all and exposes Jonah's lack of grace.
Scripture: Jonah 4:1-11
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 645
Billy  Ricks avatar
The School of Grace
Shared by: Billy Ricks on Oct, 2013
Summary: This is the final in a 4 week series on Jonah. God pursued Jonah, God developed Jonah, God used Jonah and now He is schooling Jonah. Jonah cannot see beyond himself in order to offer compassion to Nineveh.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Jonah 4:1-11
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 615
Greg Laurie avatar
Revival in Our Time?
Shared by: Greg Laurie on Sep, 2013
Summary: Revival starts with the church, and then affects the world. The world does not need revival, the church does. The world needs evangelism. Evangelism does not bring revival, but revival always brings evangelism.
Series: Jonah GO!
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Jonah 4:1-11
Views: 6,410
Jimmy Haile avatar
That Story Is Hard To Swallow!
Shared by: Jimmy Haile on Sep, 2013
Summary: Maybe one of the reasons we don’t pray for our enemies or witness to them (The ones who have hurt us, talked about us, lied about us, been mean to us) is, because deep down inside, we are afraid that they will repent and God will forgive them instead of punish them!!
Scripture: Jonah 4:1-11
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 337
Ken McKinley avatar
Jonah the Pharisee Prophet
Shared by: Ken McKinley on Jul, 2013
Summary: This is the third in a series on the Book of Jonah. In this sermon we discuss how Jonah was very much like the Pharisee's in Jesus' day, and how that mind-set and spirit caused him to miss the will of God.
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: Jonah 3:1-4:11
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 4,920