We are Jonah
Jonah: The Reluctant Prophet, Media, Sermons | by
Pastor Adam Sinnett
Jonah is perhaps one of the best known, and debated, books of the Bible. Unlike other prophetic books, this book focuses on the prophet himself. Yet, this book is not only about him; it’s about us too. We are a lot like Jonah. Jonah received a word from the Lord. We have the Word of the Lord. Jonah is called to a great city. We are called to a great city. Jonah runs from God. We also run. Jonah reluctantly obeys. We do the same. Jonah prefers personal comfort over heartfelt trust. We often do likewise. Yet, amidst Jonah’s disobedience, idolatry and self-righteousness we see the great mercy, kindness and grace of God. This book is a call to repentance, a call to mission, a call to the city, a call to love those unlike ourselves and a call to radical trust in God.
Audio | Jonah 1:1-16