Sermons on Jonah

Jonah 4

The final chapter of Jonah’s story is simultaneously strange and beautiful. It’s strange both because Jonah seems to end as he began – trying to distance himself from God – and because it ends with a question to which we never get to hear Jonah’s answer. It’s beautiful because it shows us a glimpse of…

Jonah 3

When we think of the book of Jonah, we get so fixated on the “fish” part that we forget that there is a larger, God-given purpose to, and for, Jonah. Chapter 3 brings us back to that larger purpose: God’s grace in calling sinners to faith and repentance. We see that God delights to save sinners…

Jonah 2

Jonah is neither a children’s tale nor a cartoonist’s cash cow. It is, at its heart, a story about the grace of God extended to the chief(s) of sinners. This week, in Jonah 2, we see in descriptive, watery detail the consequence of sin for all people. But it’s not all gloom! Against that dark…

Jonah 1

The book of Jonah is one of the best known (and best loved) stories in the Bible. But it’s far more than the story of a man and a fish. It’s a story of the God who pursues lost sinners in His grace and brings them into relationship with Himself. Jonah chapter 1 shows us…