Jonah (June 2019)

This is a 4 part series on the book of Jonah in June 2019. 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. As we work through the text we will see ourselves in Jonah’s story and identify and apply the deeper mission the Lord has called us to as individuals and as a collective body of believers. It should be noted that the approach taken in studying Jonah is that it is a true historical narrative which occurred around 780-760 BC during the reign of Jeroboam II in the northern kingdom.

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.…