This week we continue through the book of Jonah in our new sermon series “For God So Loved Nineveh.”
Last week we saw how God clearly spoke to Jonah, calling him to go to Nineveh and speak out against their sin. But instead he chose to turn his back on God, and in an attempt to flee from His presence he ran in the other direction.
Today we look at God’s response to Jonah’s rebellion, and Jonah’s continued bitterness towards God for extending grace to those Jonah considered unworthy. Even in the midst of his rebellion, God still worked His will in Jonah’s life. God sent a STORM OF GRACE that would eventually lead to the repentance of an entire city and a whole crew of grizzled sailors!
Jonah 1:4 - “But the LORD hurled a great wind upon the sea, and there was a mighty tempest on the sea, so that the ship threatened to break up.”
Jonah 1:8 - “Then they said to him, "Tell us on whose account this evil has come upon us. What is your occupation? And where do you come from? What is your country? And of what people are you?"