No matter the season in which you find yourself, whether you feel distant from God or close, listen in to the first message of Chuck's nine-part series on Jonah and get a fresh insight into God's Word.
Jonah: The Reluctant Prophet
What comes to mind when you think of the story of Jonah?
Most imagine a big whale swallowing a wayward prophet, but there’s so much more. Jonah single-handedly ignited the greatest revival in history with what may be the shortest sermon in history…and then he pouted about it!
Hatred had blurred Jonah’s vision of his enemies so that he couldn’t see them as God saw them. He knew God’s words, but he didn’t know God’s heart.
In this nine-part series, Chuck Swindoll will shine a light on Jonah’s prejudices, teaching life-changing lessons about God’s compassion for all people. From Jonah, we learn that to see the world as God sees it, we need more than good eyesight. We need divine heart-sight.
From Jonah 1:1-12, Chuck Swindoll teaches us about the God who pursues. Learn how the grace of God shines through even in the rebellious turn of a racist prophet.
Join Chuck Swindoll in this study of Jonah 1:9-17 as he teaches us how to walk through the storms of life. While God likely won't offer you relief in the belly of a fish, it's still wise to be ready for a divine surprise.
Before the fish swallowed Jonah, he thought he was a goner. But the prophet came to his senses. From that dark, slimy chapel, Jonah uttered the prayer we read in chapter 2—the text of this sermon.
In his study of Jonah 3:1-4, Chuck Swindoll teaches us about the riches of God's grace and abundance of mercy from that quaint phrase, “the Lord came to Jonah a second time.”
As God's message of truth spread through Nineveh, God ensured that a seed of just a few words sprouted a full harvest of spiritual fruit. Every Ninevite, perhaps as many as 600,000, turned away from their brutal and wicked ways toward the living God.
While it's natural to live resentful and selfish because we're sinful, fallen beings, Chuck Swindoll teaches us a better way so we can avoid the way of Jonah and, instead, walk in the way of Jesus.
Join Chuck Swindoll as he examines the remaining verses of this literary masterpiece, the book of Jonah. Learn about the character of God, who is not willing that any perish but that they turn to Him for renewal and grace. Do you know someone in need of that grace?
As we reach the end of our study of the book of Jonah, it's fitting that we really let it sink in. It's one thing to go through the book of Jonah but quite another to have that divine word go through us.