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Preaching Jonah

Overview

History has never quite seen a revival like the one that erupted in Nineveh, the Assyrian capital, c. 760 B.C. Jonah, the reluctant prophet, unwittingly became God's agent to extend his grace and mercy to these repentant Gentiles. Their conversion previews the great Gentile ingathering that would follow the apostle Paul's ministry to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ. The very fact that we have this book today indicates Jonah, rescued by God from death inside the great fish, later testified to his own experience of God's redeeming power demonstrated toward sinners who deserve his wrath.

Recommended Resources

Workshops

Minor Prophets (5) Feb 12, 2011 | Author: Paul House | Topic: Jonah | Category: courses
Minor Prophets (4) Feb 12, 2011 | Author: Paul House | Topic: Jonah | Category: courses
Minor Prophets (3) Feb 12, 2011 | Author: Paul House | Topic: Jonah | Category: courses
Minor Prophets (2) Feb 12, 2011 | Author: Paul House | Topic: Jonah | Category: courses
Minor Prophets (1) Feb 12, 2011 | Author: Paul House | Topic: Jonah | Category: courses
Idols & Our Lives Jan 01, 2000 | Author: Tim Keller | Topic: Jonah | Category: courses
Idols & Their Heart Jan 01, 2000 | Author: Tim Keller | Topic: Jonah | Category: courses
Idols & Your Heart Jan 01, 2000 | Author: Tim Keller | Topic: Jonah | Category: courses
Structure and Meaning in the Book of Jonah Mar 21, 2009 | Author: Mark Futato | Topic: Jonah | Category: courses
The Big Picture Jan 01, 2000 | Author: Paul Tripp | Topic: Jonah | Category: courses
Introduction to Jonah Jan 01, 2000 | Author: Steve Brown | Topic: Jonah | Category: courses
Gospel Realization Oct 09, 2007 | Author: Tim Keller | Topic: Jonah | Category: courses
Gospel Communication Oct 09, 2007 | Author: Tim Keller | Topic: Jonah | Category: courses
Gospel Incarnation Oct 09, 2007 | Author: Tim Keller | Topic: Jonah | Category: courses

Interviews

Better Than Any Fish Story

Tullian Tchividjian
Tullian Tchividjian helps us understand Jonah as a remarkable testimony to God’s extravagant, persevering grace, supremely demonstrated in the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Books

Jonah: The Depths of Grace

Stephen Wittmer
The events described in Jonah took place about 800 years before Jesus, there is no explicit mention of any Messianic figure, and the main character is a recalcitrant and sinful man. But Jesus himself invites us to look for hints of the gospel in the Book of Jonah.

A Gracious and Compassionate God: Mission, Salvation and Spirituality in the Book of Jonah

Daniel C. Timmer
Don Carson writes, "Daniel Timmer’s volume is exceptional: it engages in a close reading of much of Jonah, but keeps one eye pealed for legitimate canonical ties with what we would today call the mission of God."

Hosea-Jonah (Word Biblical Commentary)

Douglas Stuart
Tremper Longman III commends this commentary as a 'must-buy for everyone preaching on' Jonah. He further commends it as 'intelligently conservative and emphasizes theology without ignoring the other aspects of the text.'

Man Overboard! The Story of Jonah

Sinclair B. Ferguson
Jonah is really a book about God, and how one man came, through painful experience, to discover the true character of the God whom he had already served in the earlier years of his life. He was to find the doctrine about God come alive in his experience. It is this combination of doctrine and experience that makes Jonah such a fascinating, instructive, and practical book.

The Prophets Speak of Him: Encountering Jesus in the Minor Prophets

Anthony T. Selvaggio
Jonah might be one of the better-known, so-called minor prophets. But that may be owing more to his fish tale than the way in which his story points us toward God's grace, supremely demonstrated through Christ.

Surprised by Grace: God’s Relentless Pursuit of Rebels

Tullian Tchividjian
The reluctant prophet Jonah carried a liberating message that forces us yet today to come to grips with the shocking extent of God's compassion and mercy.

Articles

The Gospel According to Jonah Sep 27, 2011 | Author: Stephen Wittmer | Topic: Jonah | Category: articles
ESV Study Bible: The Book of Jonah Feb 17, 2011 | Author: Mark Futato and Justin Taylor | Topic: Jonah | Category: articles
Jonah as the Parochial Prophet Feb 14, 2011 | Author: Terry Virgo | Topic: Jonah | Category: articles
Keller on Jonah and Jesus Feb 12, 2011 | Author: Justin Taylor | Topic: Jonah | Category: articles

Good Preaching Examples

Should I Not Love that Great City? Feb 12, 2011 | Author: Tim Keller | Topic: Jonah | Category: sermons
Jonah - A Light to the Gentiles Jan 01, 2000 | Author: Dick Lucas | Topic: Jonah | Category: sermons
Great Big God of the Bible Nov 18, 2008 | Author: Dale Ralph Davis | Topic: Jonah | Category: sermons
Jonah and The Dangerous Journey Jan 01, 2000 | Author: Sinclair Ferguson | Topic: Jonah | Category: sermons
Messenger of Grace Jul 15, 2007 | Author: Richard Phillips | Topic: Jonah | Category: sermons
But Jonah Jul 22, 2007 | Author: Richard Phillips | Topic: Jonah | Category: sermons
Jonah 1 Aug 17, 1998 | Author: Mark Driscoll | Topic: Jonah | Category: sermons

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