Jonah: God’s Call to All
A Redeemed Heart
The story in Jonah, as it is throughout God’s Word, is that God wants you to have a redeemed heart.
- A redeemed heart finds refuge in God’s Word.
- A redeemed heart has an eternal perspective.
- A redeemed heart, as much as it is able, is willing to make things right.
The Gospel of Mark answers the questions: Who is this man and what did Jesus come to do?
Jesus will return to both judge and renew the world. God is in control and Jesus wins. Jesus will return in great clouds of glory to fill the earth with God’s presence. On the great and terrible day of the Lord, God will judge the nations and gather His elect to Himself. Be prepared and stay alert for only the Father knows the day and hour of the second coming.
- He will return personally and visibly (v. 26)
- He will return triumphantly (v. 26)
- He will return redemptively (v. 24-25)
- He will return justly (v. 27)
- He will return unexpectedly (v. 32)
God is on a mission to make himself known to his people. By living within creation, God’s people make God’s mission known. As God’s image bearers, we are called to remove ourselves from sin. God doesn’t let sin get the last word but He saves his children from their sin through Jesus Christ.
- God makes his presence known through his image bearers
- God removes his presence from sin but remains on mission
- God promises his presence again
- How did it all being – Creation
- What went wrong – Rebellion
- How is it going be fixed – Redemption in Jesus
- What is going to happen, in the end – Glory in heaven
- The rise to King David (14 generations)
- The falling to the deportation to Babylon
- The rise back to Jesus
5 Women in the family tree- all had sordid histories
- God can and does overcome sin.
- He works through fallen people to achieve His Glory
- He comes to save sinners and works through sinners
Jesus has come to fix your broken family tree.