“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)

21/02/2021 – Morning Service: Greater than Jonah

Bible Readings:

Matthew 12:33 – 50

Hebrews 1:1 – 2:4

Sermon Outline:

Matthew 12:41 (NKJV)

41 The men of Nineveh will rise up in the judgment with this generation and condemn it, because they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and indeed a greater than Jonah is here.

Matthew 12:38–40 (NKJV)

38 Then some of the scribes and Pharisees answered, saying, “Teacher, we want to see a sign from You.”

39 But He answered and said to them, “An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, and no sign will be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah. 40 For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.

I  The solemn reality of a future world wide judgment

The warning in Hebrews 2

Hebrews 2:1–3 (NKJV)

1 Therefore we must give the more earnest heed to the things we have heard, lest we drift away. 2 For if the word spoken through angels proved steadfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just reward, 3 how shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation, which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed to us by those who heard Him,

II  The One greater than Jonah

In His person, office, discharge of His office, experience as man.

In His Power to give repentance, forgiveness and new life.