Sermons on Jonah

Sermons on Jonah

Schadenfreude

Jonah (selected verses) and Mark 1:14-20 Very few Christians would dispute Jesus’ reputation as a miracle worker; what with a resume of healing sick people, calming storms, and turning water into wine to his credit. I would argue though, that two of his most remarkable miracles are the ones he performed in this morning’s Gospel reading. You might scratch your head and wonder—what miracles? There’s nothing miraculous in this passage, you might say. No blind receiving their sight. No multiplication…
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The Avoidance Response

Jonah 3:1-5, 10; Mark 1:14-20 Let’s play a little Bible word association. When I say Jonah, What’s the first word that comes to your mind?Was it “whale”? Maybe that’s because the story of Jonah and the Whale is one of those “nursery rhyme” kind of Bible stories, like Noah’s Ark or David and Goliath, that we never forget. But the book of Jonah is not just for kids. And, in case you didn’t notice, there’s not a single whale in…