Contributed on Aug 27, 2007
An examination of Jonah’s first call and the God Who called.
Jonah’s First Call Jonah 1:1, 2 INTRO.: As a boy, if I asked permission to go somewhere when it was close to mealtime, my mother would often say, I’m only going to call you once,” or “Don’t make me call you twice.” I knew, if she stuck her head out the door and called, I better be close enough to ...read more
Contributed on Aug 27, 2007
There is a real God Who has revealed Himself to men and is active in the affairs of men and nations, and Jesus really is His Son.
Jonah, Prophet of God Jonah 1:1, 2 INTRO.: Today’s message begins a series on the book of the prophet Jonah. There is something in the Bible for everyone from the preschooler to the PhD. I think the Book of Jonah was a story written for children. No doubt many a Jewish child heard this as his ...read more
Contributed on Sep 5, 2007
Men have always struggled against God but God wants to win men to salvation and prepare them for eternal life.
Man Vs. God Jonah 1:1-3 INTRO.: The words of our text are typical of the story of the struggle which has always gone on between man and God. The book is the story of a man who thinks he knows more than God and will, in spite of everything, do things his own way and govern his own life. First ...read more
Contributed on Sep 17, 2007
Jonah turned to God in a desperate hour and found his salvation through faith, repentance, obedience.
Jonah’s Prayer Jonah 2:1-10 INTRO.: There are many different postures and techniques for prayer. When times are good and we pray for the sake of praying, then how and where may be something to discuss, . We may argue about whether to kneel or stand, bow our heads or hold our arms up, etc. but when ...read more
Contributed on Sep 25, 2007
God is always willing to give another chance, never sends judgement before warning, and expects us to heed His warnings.
Jonah’s Second Chance Jonah 3:1-5 INTRO.: Jonah was called to his task twice. The first time he ran away. The second time, he obeyed and went. Though we say "opportunity only knocks once" obligation may hammer again and again at our conscience. Tell story of Jonah’s preaching. Jonah 3. I. God ...read more
Contributed on Oct 1, 2007
A sermon on when not to be angry, when to be angry, and how to deal with anger.
Do You Have a Right To Be Angry? Jonah 4:4, 9 INTRO.: Tell the story of God’s question to Jonah. A valid question. There is a time to be angry and a time to not be angry. Someone has said, "A person who is angry for the right reasons against the right persons, in the right manner, and for the ...read more
Contributed on Oct 18, 2007
God, obedience, other people should be the order of priorities for the Christian.
Setting Your Priorities Jonah 4:10, 11 INTRO.: God was teaching Jonah a lesson with the vine. He provided it for Jonah’s comfort then destroyed it. The lesson is brought home in the question which closes the book of Jonah. No answer is supplied in the text. God wants Jonah to think about it and ...read more
Contributed on Oct 23, 2007
The nature and importance of the sign of Jonah and its meaning to the modern Christian.
The Sign of Jonah Matt. 12:38-40 INTRO.: The Jewish leaders confronted Jesus demanding “a sign.” by this they meant some miraculous event attesting to the truth of what He said. This is not the first such request. Jesus had already performed miracles. He had, for instance, healed a man’s withered ...read more
Contributed on Oct 30, 2007
Jesus is greater than Jonah in His Person, His ministry, and His promise.
One greater than Jonah Matt. 12:41 INTRO.: If we see the shadow of a man coming around the corner, we know the man will follow not far behind. We also know the man is greater and more substantial than the shadow. Jonah was an Old Testament shadow of Jesus. Jesus spoke these words to point up ...read more