July 19 - August 2, 2015

Jonah is famous for his three-night stay in the belly of a giant fish, but his time in the heart of the sea is not the heart of this story. The story is about God's relentless pursuit of the faithless (us), and it's also about God's ever-expansive love for the world and all who call it home.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Audio | Video | Jonah 1:1-16

Jonah (Part 1)

The book of Jonah tells the story of one of Israel's historical prophets, but it does so from a much later vantage point, inviting the recently-returned-from-exile people of Judah to see themselves in the story of Jonah's disobedience and God's faithfulness, and we are invited to do the same.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Audio | Video | Jonah 2 & 3

Jonah (Part 2)

Jonah's experience in the belly of the fish was not merely God's strange way of saving Jonah from drowning; it was a living death. And his safe arrival on dry land three days later is nothing short of resurrection. Jonah may be redeemed, bought back from death itself, but God is not done with him yet.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Audio | Video | Jonah 3:10 - 4:11

Jonah (Part 3)

The book of Jonah ends not with Jonah's obedience, nor with the repentance of the Ninevites, but with Jonah's complete unraveling. So bothered is he by God's mercy toward Nineveh that he would rather die than watch that great city live on. The cuts to the heart of Judah's post-exile experience, and it cuts to the heart of our modern-day experience, too.