Sermons on Jonah

Caring Deeply

Text: Jonah 4Summary: We now come to the stunning conclusion of the book of Jonah. He just completed a very powerful preaching assignment through which the city of Nineveh, the King and his subjects turned from cruelty and wickedness. But instead of celebrating, Jonah is exceedingly angry and begs to die. Today we explore why…

Making Disciples

Text: Jonah 3Summary: Jonah is now given a second chance to obey the commandment of the Lord to go to Nineveh. We are told that Jonah arose and went to Nineveh “according to the word of the Lord”. This is a key mark of a true disciple. He is one who believes and obeys the…

Moving Hearts

Text: Jonah 2 Summary: This month we are looking at the book of Jonah against the backdrop of the Wildwood mission statement. Last week we saw that Jonah did not “serve freely”. This led to his being thrown overboard as a sacrifice. But the Lord provided an amazing rescue. He was in the stomach of…

Serving Freely

Text: Jonah 1Today we begin a 4 part series on the book of Jonah. In each of these 4 weeks we will discover a connection between Jonah’s mission and the current Wildwood mission statement, “serving freely, moving hearts, making disciples and caring deeply”. In Jonah’s case he failed significantly at serving freely and caring deeply.…

Compassion

The book of Jonah concludes with a contrast between Jonah’s pity on a mere plant and the Lord’s compassion on people who have lost their moral compass. It is evident throughout scripture that the Lord displays compassion toward lost sinners, such as Romans 5:6-11. In fact, compassion is so amazing precisely because the people God…

Failing Forward

Have you ever failed repeatedly? What about failing in such grand form that you felt you could never get up? One thing is for sure in this life…you and I will fail. Spiritually-speaking that is because we are failures. But God is rich in mercy, and He is the God of second chances who is…