“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23, ESV)

14/02/2021 – Morning Service: The Jonah Syndrome and the Compassion of God

Bible Readings:

Jonah 3:10 – 4:11

2 Corinthians 5:1 – 21

Sermon Outline:

Jonah 3:10–4:1 (NKJV)

10 Then God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God relented from the disaster that He had said He would bring upon them, and He did not do it.

1 But it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and he became angry.

I  The relapse of the prophet

1 Corinthians 10:12 (NKJV)

12 Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall.

Matthew 7:3 (NKJV)

3 And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye?

Galatians 6:1 (NKJV)

1 Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted.

II  Gods reasoning with Jonah

III  The response of the reader

4487 מָנָה [manah /maw·naw/] v. A primitive root; TWOT 1213; GK 4948; 28 occurrences; AV translates as “number” 14 times, “prepare” five times, “appointed” four times, “tell” three times, “count” once, and “set” once. 1 to count, reckon, number, assign, tell, appoint, prepare. 1A (Qal). 1A1 to count, number. 1A2 reckon, assign, appoint. 1B (Niphal). 1B1 to be counted, be numbered. 1B2 to be reckoned, be assigned. 1C (Piel) to appoint, ordain. 1D (Pual) appointed (participle).

Strong, J. (1995). Enhanced Strong’s Lexicon. Woodside Bible Fellowship.