Week 1 of a six-week series called "Promises Unfold: an exploration of the major and minor prophets. This week, we look at the story of Jonah and the whale. Jonah thought he could run away from God’s calling. It was easier for Jonah to be comfortable, to be asleep in the cabin of a ship, than to go where God called him. But God STILL showed Jonah loving kindness. And when Jonah returned back to God and God’s ways; when Jonah went to Nineveh and the people repented, Jonah was angry at God. At the end of the day, God’s mercy extends to ALL people. And that is indeed the Good News of God’s promise unfolding through Jesus!
A six-week series called Promises Unfold. In this series we explore stories from the Major and Minor Prophets. What do these scripture readings tell us about the very character of God and of humans? How do the promises of God unfold in times of suffering, conflict and chaos?