Series: The Education of Jonah
Thickheaded & Hardhearted
November 22, 2020 | Noel Dear
Passage: Jonah 4:1-6
Could Jonah have been the most thickheaded and hardhearted man in the Bible? He at least makes the top ten! Jonah 3 ends on a high note, a note of victory, a note of revival, a celebration of the repentance of sinners and the mercy of God. If only the story could have ended there. In next and last chapter, the real Jonah stands up, and it is not pretty. The troubling thing is that if we are honest, we will see a little bit of ourselves in Jonah. So, in this message we will learn how to be the anti-Jonah and have our story end very differently.
Perhaps no one has been as hard headed of Jonah. He learned everything the hard way. But, he learned! In this series we will follow Jonah’s education and see if we can learn Jonah’s lessons without making Jonah’s mistakes.
We will learn how our spiritual growth and maturity often mirror that of Jonah’s. And we will learn how our dumbest decisions, unfortunately, also mirror Jonah’s.