Today we start a short sermon series on the Book of Jonah. One of the most well-known stories of the Old Testament, but not necessarily understood.
What is the book of Jonah about? Well, it’s not simply about a great fish (mentioned only four times), or a great city (named nine times), or even a disobedient prophet (mentioned eighteen times). It’s about God! God is mentioned thirty-eight times in these four short chapters, and if you eliminated Him from the book, the story wouldn’t make sense.
The book of Jonah is about the will of God and how we respond to it.
It’s also about the love of God and how we share it with others.
It’s about the Word of God that will never return empty.
The Word of God always achieves God’s purpose!
The Apostle Paul says in Romans 1:16 :
I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes.
Paul unlike Jonah, understood the power and grace of the gospel and he was willing to share it.
What about YOU?