Category Archives: Jonah

The Prodigal Jonah…

Aaron Gunsaulus observes a few of the similarities between the Prodigal Son and Jonah: …the repentance of the most unlikely candidate(s) ; the anger over someone else’s repentance and acceptance; patient explanation by the one accepting the one(s) who repented; … Continue reading

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The Repentance of God, Part 3 final

This is not foreign to the Biblical text. Jeremiah 18 says exactly what God will do in these situations: If a nation turns from evil, God will not destroy her; if the nation does not turn from evil, God will … Continue reading

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The Repentance of God, Part 2

Let me prove this point from the Scriptures: Daniel 4:35: All the inhabitants of the earth are accounted as nothing, and he does according to his will among the host of heaven and among the inhabitants of the earth; and … Continue reading

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The Repentance of God, Part 1

Jonah 3:9-10 – Who knows? God may turn and relent and turn from his fierce anger, so that we may not perish. When God saw what they did, how they turned from their evil way, God relented of the disaster … Continue reading

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Jonah 3:1-10, Third Sunday of Epiphany: A Light Unto the Gentiles

Providence Church (CREC) Third Sunday After Epiphany, January 25th, 2009. Third Official Sermon Jonah 3:1-5,10. Audio for the sermon. Prayer: Give us grace, O Lord, to answer readily the call of our Savior Jesus Christ and the boldness to proclaim … Continue reading

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Jonah and AD 70

The point is often missed, but the 40 days  in Jonah (40 indicates testing, judgment, etc.) is parallel to the Matthew discourse on the destruction of Jerusalem (Mat. 23,24). From the ministry of Christ to the destruction of the temple, … Continue reading

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President Obama and the Prophet Jonah

I wonder if one day my children will ask me: “Daddy, did you really watch President Obama be sworn in?” The country stopped to watch the first black American president. There is no doubt this is a grandiose day.  My … Continue reading

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True Jews

Rich Lusk observes, “the Ninevites put the Jews to shame proving that they are the true Jews.”  In order to be a seed of Abraham one must be faithful to the covenant demand for repentance, as the book of Jonah … Continue reading

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The Prophet Jonah

MICHELANGELO Buonarroti (b. 1475, Caprese, d. 1564, Roma)

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The New Jonah

Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the fish. On the third day, he was vomited into dry land. Christ entered–willingly– the belly of the fish for three days and three nights, so that on the … Continue reading

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Heading to Louisiana…

I will be heading to Monroe, LA in a few days for the Auburn Avenue Conference. I am looking forward meeting many of my favorite bloggers personally.

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Jonah 1:10

NAU Jonah 1:10 Then the men became extremely frightened and they said to him, “How could you do this?” For the men knew that he was fleeing from the presence of the LORD, because he had told them. Smith argues … Continue reading

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Jonah 1:10

NAU Jonah 1:10 Then the men became extremely frightened and they said to him, “How could you do this?” For the men knew that he was fleeing from the presence of the LORD, because he had told them. Smith argues1 … Continue reading

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Jonah and Adam

Jonah 1:5 reads: But Jonah had gone down into the inner part of the ship and had lain down and was fast asleep. Page and Smith argue thus: There he sank into an extremely deep sleep, almost a hypnotic sleep. … Continue reading

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