Sermon Series
  • 1. Believing God

    Contributed on Mar 6, 2016
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    “Do you know what God wants?” He wants to be believed. I could have learned that lesson earlier if I had paid attention to the response of the Ninevites to Jonah’s preaching.

    Jonah 3:1-9 Believing God 11/9/14 D. Marion Clark Introduction I can remember the moment when I learned one of my most significant spiritual lessons. I was sitting on the pulpit platform at Tenth Presbyterian Church. James Boice was preaching. He asked the question, “Do you know what ...read more

  • 2. Fleeing From God

    Contributed on Mar 6, 2016
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    To escape the presence of God is not rational thinking, certainly for a prophet of God. But how many of us are rational when we reject God’s commands and escape his attention? And that leads us to consider how much Jonah is like us.

    Jonah 1:1-4 Fleeing from God 10/19/14 D. Marion Clark Introduction Responding to the call of God is a mixed bag among biblical characters. There is Abraham, the model of obedience. God calls him to leave his homeland and he leaves. God calls him to sacrifice his son, and he rises early the ...read more

  • 3. Fearing God

    Contributed on Mar 6, 2016
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    What do you fear? Who do you fear? What does it mean to fear? Getting these questions sorted out will help us to understand both this passage and how we ought to regard and worship God.

    Jonah 1:5-16 Fearing God 10/26/14 D. Marion Clark Introduction What do you fear? Who do you fear? What does it mean to fear? Fear is the word that keeps cropping up in our text this morning. Getting these questions sorted out will help us to understand both this passage and how we ought to ...read more

  • 4. Thanking God

    Contributed on Mar 6, 2016
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    Surely our Lord meditated upon Jonah’s fish story. He knew that he was heading into a mighty storm. Unlike Jonah, he was not fleeing from God’s presence. He was heading directly to the storm, and he himself would leap

    Jonah 1:17-2:10 Thanking God 11/2/14 D. Marion Clark Introduction We now come to the miracle that makes Jonah famous – his being swallowed by the big fish. Text 17 And the LORD appointed a great fish to swallow up Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and ...read more

  • 5. God's Mercy

    Contributed on Mar 6, 2016
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    This message helps us to understand and to feel how troubling the mercy of God can really be. For if we do not have such understanding, we will take too lightly the mercy we are to possess and the mercy that has been shown to us.

    Jonah 3:10-4:2 God’s Mercy 11/16/14 D. Marion Clark Introduction When one thinks of Jonah fleeing from his assignment to preach in Nineveh, the assumption is quickly made that Jonah was afraid of Nineveh. We feel for Jonah. After all, who among us would relish the call to walk into ...read more

  • 6. Man's Justice

    Contributed on Mar 6, 2016
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    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.

    Jonah 4:3-11 Man’s Justice 11/23/14 D. Marion Clark Introduction Parents, have you ever heard a version of this statement? “My life is so terrible, I wish I were dead!” God had to deal with such an attitude from his prophet Jonah. Text We saw Jonah’s initial ...read more