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Aug 13, 2017

Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice

Passage: Jonah 1:1

Speaker: Dr. Steven Laufer

Series: Living the Story: Jonah

Category: Sunday Sermons

Keywords: evangelism, missions, obedience, prejudice, racism

The book of Jonah is quite possibly the most peculiar in the entire Old Testament. It breaks so many rules and does the exact opposite of what is normal in much of the rest of the Bible. But its theological messages are fairly clear and easy to pick up on. God sends his prophet to deliver a message to a foreign people. His prophet refuses to obey. God is not in the mood to take “no” for an answer. These themes remind us that God still has a message for his people to deliver to all nations, and that his people today are still quite reluctant to go and to tell. Jonah surely had his reasons for running, and people today have their reasons for keeping quiet about the message of God, but no reason is a good one for not obeying the Lord in this objective: Go and Tell.