It’s like the preverbal beating your head against a wall. Right?!? ", JNH 4:10 But the LORD said, "You have been concerned about this vine, though you did not tend it or make it grow. Self-centered and self-absorbed, he lacks compassion for the lost. “Little things please little minds;” so a gourd made Jonah glad. The Paperback Bible. Rather than seeing the vine as a blessing, he is angry that it is gone. We have seen Jonah go to the city, and now we are going to see Jonah under the gourd. Hymns for Jonah 4 from Hymnary.org, an authoritative index of hymns and hymnals. I knew that you are a gracious and compassionate God, slow to anger and abounding in love, a God who relents from sending calamity.” Jonah is gut wrenchingly honest here. The prophet was angry that God spared the Ninevites. Sermons. Rather than admitting that he is wrong, rather than changing his ways and repenting, Jonah would rather die than to give up his anger. There he made himself a shelter, sat in its shade and waited to see what would happen to the city.” The story continues to get sadder for Jonah. Jonah 4:1 "But it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and he was very angry." There are four chapters in Jonah. Jonah could hardly look worse. I concluded my last sermon saying revival starts with you and me. It is hard to believe. But his displeasure was largely selfish. Chapter 1 closes with a great big fish swallowing Jonah. How often do we miss out on chances to celebrate great works of God because we are mired in our own anger and resentment? How sad the contrast between God's feeling on the repentance of Nineveh towards Him, and Jonah's feeling on the repentance of God towards Nineveh. We hear from Jonah himself that God is "merciful and compassionate," "slow to become angry," and "rich in faithful love." Jonah 4:7: The God of the Worm: D. L. Ritchie. Lesson # 3 from Jonah (Lessons #1 and #2 in previous months’ web editions) I’d rather see a sermon than hear one any day, I’d rather one would walk with me than merely point the way, The eye’s a better pupil and more willing than the ear; Fine counsel is confusing, but example’s always clear. T. Kidd. It’s pointless. Why don’t you grab a Bible and follow along as I quickly read this chapter to you. Jonah was willing to have compassion on the plant, but not on the people. In chapter 1 Jonah is running from God; in chapter 2 he is praying to God; in chapter 3 he is speaking for God; in chapter 4 he is learning about God. 8 When the sun rose, God provided a scorching east wind, and the sun blazed on Jonah's head so that he grew faint. And here sits a “man of God” on the outskirts of town, throwing a temper tantrum, filled with rage and hate. Jonah Under The Gourd (4 of 4) Jonah Jerry Vines Jonah 4 5/13/01 We are looking at the concluding chapter in the book of Jonah. When sinners repent, God relents, and that was what Jonah was afraid of. Adam sinned in … So angry that he desires to die - 4:3-4 2. God sends the vine not as a blessing, but again as a way to get Jonah’s attention. ( H) than to live.”. Powered by Knownhost and the Genesis Framework. Sermon 5/10/20. Jonah 4:1-11.JONAH FRETS AT GOD'S MERCY TO NINEVEH: IS REPROVED BY THE TYPE OF A GOURD. 4 But to Jonah this seemed very wrong, and he became angry. And God also wants us to forgive anyone who's made us mad enough to pop. Jonah – Chapter 4 Sunday 5th March, 2017 – Morning Service The Rev. As for Jonah’s seemingly magnanimous gesture of requesting to be thrown overboard (verse 12), it is probably more of a death wish, especially in view of Jonah’s repeated requests to die in chapter 4. Anyone else ever been there? Dr. Jay E. Adams Jonah Chapter 4 We are to hate the sin, but not the sinner. Biblical Commentary Jonah 3:10 - 4:11 EXEGESIS: THE CONTEXT: This is one of those scripture passages where the preacher must know the underlying story to make sense of the lectionary reading. "RUNNING AHEAD OF GOD" (4:1-11) A. He’s God! But when God told him to go to the Ninevites, Israel’s cruel enemies, Jonah didn’t want to do it. Jonah’s Anger at the Lord ’s Compassion. We are all selfish and prideful. Jonah 4. Pastor Luke continues our journey in Jonah, looking at the final chapter of the story, and considering the big question posed by this unusual book. JONAH STILL DOESN’T GET IT! 1. God sent the great storm and nearly killed Jonah and the sailors in an attempt to get Jonah’s attention. Sermons. And that is Jonah. Therefore now, O LORD, take, I beseech thee, my life from me; for it is better for me to die than to live. God, help us forgive our friends who hurt us and ask our friends to forgive us. It doesn’t work, and you only end up hurting from it. And it is hot. “Who knows?” … Continue reading "Commentary on Jonah 3:10—4:11" 11 But Nineveh has more than a hundred and twenty thousand people who cannot tell their right hand from their left, and many cattle as well. I know I have. 8 When the sun rose, God provided a scorching east wind, and the sun blazed on Jonah's head so that he grew faint. The Paperback Bible presents the Bible by the Book and is designed to be portable, readable, and truly personal with ample margins for notations. Bible > Jonah > Chapter 4 > Verse 10 Jonah 4:10 But the LORD said, "You cared about the plant, which you neither tended nor made grow. Jonah 4:1 "But it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and he was angry." In chapter 4 Jonah blurts out his reasons for rebelling against the command of the Lord to preach against the city of Nineveh. We have seen Jonah in the fish. Let's listen to God's Word. We should all learn from this lesson, so we aren’t doomed to repeat it in our own lives. This kind of anger ruins lives. It sprang up in a night and perished in a night. Jonah's anger was not justifiable; for it rose high against God, and quarrelled with the dispensations of His providence and grace. If we go to bed mad enough to pop, there's usually something left over in the morning from our anger. We may still be angry at our friends, or we may still feel yucky in the morning. I know many of you in this room can relate to this. But God is not finished with Jonah, as 1:17 makes clear. That brings us to today, Chapter 4 of the book of Jonah. Chapter 3: Jonah preaches. Wrong! My guess is, not too well. So in chapter four, we read a story of resentment. Here’s another one for you note takers – in big bold letters write down these four words – I AM NOT GOD! ( I) 4 But the Lord replied, “Is it right for you to be angry?”. As one wit once said, Not a story with a whale, but a whale of a story!1 This is a story about hiding from God, a story about running away from God. As we start in verse 4, remember that at the end of last week all of Nineveh had repented, put on sack cloth for clothes, and begun fasting with the hopes that God would not destroy them and their city. Bible > Jonah > Chapter 4 > Verse 10 Jonah 4:10 But the LORD said, "You cared about the plant, which you neither tended nor made grow. “Now, O LORD, take away my life, for it is better for me to die than to live." God wants us to ask for forgiveness from any person we've hurt. Planting Seeds: Jonah. Pray with me. Look at the end of verse 8 – what’s it say there? But this isn't a Walt Disney movie. Pages 917 and 1438 in your pew Bibles. Whenever we think we deserve something from God and we find him guilty for not giving it to us. “But God said to Jonah, "Do you have a right to be angry about the vine?". An Introduction to the Old Testament Prophetic Books. Jonah finds himself in a similar situation with God. Jonah tells us how was about to die, and realized that he could only be saved by God. 4:5: So Jonah went out of the city, and sat on the east side of the city, and there made him a booth, and sat under it in the shadow, till he might see what would become of the city. If he is going to disobey as in chapter one, he's going to do a good job at it again. I. Sermon Supply Ministry. JONAH POUTING (chapter 4) How strange that this man of God was exceedingly displeased and grieved by the Lord's forbearance and patience with Nineveh. Jonah was a prophet to Israel. So he prayed to the Lord, and said, “Ah, Lord, was not this what I said when I was still in my country? “Then the LORD God provided a vine and made it grow up over Jonah to give shade for his head to ease his discomfort, and Jonah was very happy about the vine.” This is the desert – modern day Iran – so there aren’t a whole lot of trees or places to find shade. 11 But Nineveh has more than a hundred and twenty thousand people who cannot tell their right hand from their left, and many cattle as well. Some would rejoice and some would leave! wanted Jonah to learn, and so he gives Jonah three different illustrations to drive BETWEEN 2 WORLDS. Hudson’s Hope Bible Fellowship Contact BACK TO HOMEPAGE. It even reaches the ears of the king, who proclaims a fast of both humans and beasts. Chapter 4, the last in the book of Jonah, should be filled with great thankfulness and rejoicing then. Be ready for Sunday…before Saturday night! Jonah in his disobedient prideful bigoted mind thought that wasn’t the best plan for his life, so he hopped on a boat going 2000 miles in the opposite direction. In Jonah 1 we saw Jonah get called by God to go and preach repentance to Nineveh. 7 But at dawn the next day God provided a worm, which chewed the vine so that it withered. 6 Then the LORD God provided a vine and made it grow up over Jonah to give shade for his head to ease his discomfort, and Jonah was very happy about the vine. A Heartless Prophet, Jonah 4; Scriptures: Jonah 3. We didn’t get to call the shots. Jonah said the same thing under a withered vine outside the walls of Nineveh (Jonah 4:1-3). With today being a communion Sunday, we will be celebrating shortly our freedom from our own sin through Jesus’ death on the Cross. I truly think that Jonah is the author of this book. 6 Then the Lord God provided. ", JNH 4:9 But God said to Jonah, "Do you have a right to be angry about the vine? So Jonah was exceeding glad of the gourd. God’s will in this mission is sovereign. Verse 1. We all need to repent, and we all need the saving grace of God. Jonah Chapter Four Commentary by Ron Beckham Audio Bible Study - Jonah 4:1-5. loss of power], Accusations of a lack of authenticity, Concerns about changes that might affect personal comfort levels, or Divisions between the old and new members. There he made himself a shelter and sat under it in the shade, till he might see what would become of the city. 3 Now, O LORD, take away my life, for it is better for me to die than to live. How often do we harbor anger and hurt when God has already forgiven? Just follow the link above and get the details! And then Jonah sets up camp where he can hopefully watch God destroy his enemies. The city of Nineveh was the capital of the Assyrian empire, the enemies of Israel. Jonah learns, however. Those who are angry with God show the littleness of their minds. Unfortunately, our memories do not always serve us well. Now Jonah is saying I’d rather be dead than to live in a world where my enemies are followers of Yahweh, followers of God and my God is merciful to my enemies. So Jonah basically said no to God and bought a … Jonah Chapter 4. Did Jonah learn his lesson this time? Sermons by Bible: Sermons by Category: Sermons by Topic: Sermons by Speaker: Sermons by Language: Sermons by Date: Staff Picks: Comments, ALL -18 sec: Top Sermons : Online Bible: Hymnal: Daily Reading: About | $1 Signup! 2 He prayed to the LORD, "O LORD, is this not what I said when I was still at home? Jonah 4 Home | M. Henry Commentary | Play! Bible > Jonah > Chapter 4 > Verse 7 Jonah 4:7 When dawn came the next day, God appointed a worm that attacked the plant so that it withered. Jonah – what right do you have to be angry? What would happen in the church if God moved in a mighty way? Your email address will not be published. The final Chapter of the Book of Jonah is full of shocking emotions. How often is this true in our own lives though? The “it” of this verse connects back to the last phrase of chapter 3, In response to the sincere repentance of the Ninevites, God “ did not do it ” – He did not destroy the city. In Chapter 3 Jonah makes his way to Nineveh, where he walks up and down the streets preaching a simple message – “Forty more days and Nineveh will be overturned.” Nineveh hears this warning, and the entire city repents from the king on down to the livestock. Jonah Chapter 4 - Faithlife Sermons Features Pricing Upload Sermon Get started for FREE ( K) Our God is the God of second chances. Try to make an angry face while you pop your balloon. a. God uses a plant, a worm, and a hot east wind to teach Jonah - 4:5-11 a. Right?!? See under Jonah 4:1, above for a note on the reason for the apparent uncertainty on Jonah's part as to whether the city would be destroyed or not. SermonAudio.com - Jonah 4 Sermons. I challenge you to reflect on what that means today. (Jonah 1-4) A Desperate Man’s Desperate Prayer (Jonah 2) The Greatest Revival in History (Jonah 3) "Should I Not be Concerned about that Great City?" For reasons that make the book of Jonah a ripping good story, it takes a good while for Jonah to get to Nineveh. We have seen Jonah on the ship. This morning we finish up Jonah, so please turn with me to chapter 4. He has already admitted that he knew God would forgive them, and now here in verse 5 we see Jonah still holding out hope that God will judge Nineveh for their sins, or that maybe they’ll backslide on their repentance. Amen. Jonah repented of his sinfulness, and at the close of chapter 2 the fish vomited Jonah onto dry land. We’ve seen this earlier in this story haven’t we? Broadcaster Dashboard: Members Only sponsored to date . It’s God, not Jonah. It appears that Jonah had already concluded that the city would be spared, a conclusion based upon his knowledge of the character of God ( Jonah 4:2 ), and the evident and overwhelming fact of Nineveh's wholesale repentance. For that matter, we might hear some of the following: Complaints about the influx or type of people coming into the church [i.e. The Paperback Bible presents the Bible by the Book and is designed to be portable, readable, and truly personal with ample margins for notations. 4 Then the Lord sent a great wind on the sea, and such a violent storm arose that the ship threatened to break up. Jonah is angry about losing a plant that wasn’t his in the first place. I'm going to give you each a balloon that you can sit on and pop. "I am angry enough to die. But He did take care of the problem. Here we see Jonah’s true colors really come out. It sprang up overnight and died overnight. Jonah still doesn’t get it. He is more concerned with his own comfort than the souls of Nineveh. It sprang up in a night and perished in a night. A Very Short Sermon (Jonah 3) by Mark Yarbrough. chapter 4, Jonah is forced to look at himself and it is not a pretty picture. Henry : Jonah 4:5-11: God's Expostulation with Jonah: David Couper. How many people here today have gotten angry at God for something? The Message: Raise your hand if you've ever been angry. Jonah’s priorities are completely backwards. This whole chapter of eleven verses deals almost exclusively with Jonah's disappointment, anger, and resentment because of the conversion of the Ninevites, and with the gentle persuasion of the Lord, who provided motivation for Jonah, pointing him toward a more acceptable attitude. Introduction. AN OUTLINE OF THE CHAPTER... 1. Even though Jonah obeyed the commission given to him by God, he wasn’t happy about the outcome - he didn’t want the Ninevites to repent, he wanted them to perish! We are all Jonah, we are all blinded at times by our ugly and ungodly anger. Jonah Chapter 3. God gave Jonah a mission, and Jonah tried to decline the mission, but God would not let him. You have started to dig a hole for yourself, and rather than doing the wise thing, you stick to your guns, digging deeper and deeper. It displeased Jonah: This was strange i. There he made himself a shelter, sat in its shade and waited to see what would happen to the city. Should I not be concerned about that great city?". for it is better for me to die. Jonah didn’t want the Ninevites to be saved, and he certainly wanted nothing to do with participating in their redemption. If you don’t believe my words read the book of Jonah and you will see that God indeed used an ordinary human being to bring the extremely sinful Ninevites to repent that in turn lead to a spiritual revival in the capital of Assyria. Jonah knew all too well the sinfulness of God’s chosen people, how many times they had turned their backs on God, and how many times after they repented that God took them back and gave them another second chance. His wanting to die wasn’t because he now lost the vine and he was baking in the sun – He chose to leave the city and sit out here, he knew what it was going to be like. (1) Jonah’s displeasure at the repentance of the people of Nineveh. If that is the case, we can know Jonah became repentant at some point after this story, otherwise we wouldn’t be studying it today. It sprang up overnight and died overnight. This hatred, this bigotry against the Ninevites has been seeping out throughout the story, but here it is plain and clear. The temper of Jonah was peculiar. The vine is a way for God to remind Jonah of his sovereignty – that God is in charge and in control. I can be as angry at God as I want and it doesn’t make me right, and it isn’t going to change God’s plan. A plant to provide shade for Jonah - 4:5-6 b. Sermons from Jonah We’re Just Like Jonah (Jonah 1) How God Pursues Prodigals, Part 1 (Jonah 1:4-17) How God Pursues Prodigals, Part 2 (Jonah 1:4-17) God Wants You in Nineveh! Dr. Jay E. Adams. David Bruce concludes this special series with a challenge to believers that is as relevant today as it was in the days of Jonah. Basically, we didn’t get our way. This whole book is pointing to the greatness of God. It was bad enough that Jonah didn’t want to help God save them, and then actively disobeyed God. Sermons. I think the answer is far too often. And the LORD God prepared a gourd, and made it to come up over Jonah, that it might be a shadow over his head, to deliver him from his grief. Rather than learn his lesson that God is sovereign, Jonah adds to his anger. Nowhere are we taught as God’s people that it is good to hate. He wanted to die, and said, "It would be better for me to die than to live." We now get to the reason WHY Jonah ran away from the call of the Lord in the first place. How’s that being angry at God worked for you? Are you catching on that Jonah is stubbornly committed to his sin? But in chapter four, we read about how Jonah became angry with God when He spared Nineveh. Do you see that? It’s really a book about Jonah and God. In our anger, in our unrighteous anger we become blinded. Rather than having been able to enjoy it for the time he had it, he is focused on the loss. While chapter 3 ended in a positive way with God choosing to remove His wrath from the Ninevites, chapter 4 begins with Jonah's complaint against God. Can you show me your angry face? Both were ready to quit; both asked the Lord for a quick death. EXPOSITORY SERMONS IN JONAH MENU. When we, the believers, are repentant of our sins, God through Jesus Christ forgives us of our sins. The final Chapter of the Book of Jonah is full of shocking emotions. MINISTRY … Jesus loved the story of Jonah. As we must, that God’s love has no limits. But the Lord refused to take the life of Elijah or Jonah, and He wasn’t about to take Moses’ life, either. 2 He prayed to the Lord, “Isn’t this what I said, Lord, when I was still at homeThat is what I tried to forestall by fleeing to Tarshish. So Jonah is angry at God. Our anger makes us unreasonable and irrational. a pet, our health, our money, our job, a loved one, our dreams, our plans. Henry : Jonah 4:5-11: God's Expostulation with Jonah: ( J) 5 Jonah had gone out and sat down at a place east of the city. And so the story of Jonah ends, ending in a form of a tragedy. “But the LORD replied, "Have you any right to be angry?" Thankfully, we serve the God of a second chance. Click Here! “But the LORD said, "You have been concerned about this vine, though you did not tend it or make it grow. CHAPTER 4. “Jonah prayed to the LORD, "O LORD, is this not what I said when I was still at home? “Displeased … exceedingly … very angry”: Jonah still maintains a false Jewish nationalism and hatred of all non-Jews, especially Assyrians. Praise the Lord!! Jonah, chapter 4. by Jonathan Spurlock (Holts Summit, MO) Jon 4:1, KJV: But it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and he was very angry. Jonah Chapter 4 His anger is unrighteous, and it colors and taints everything. In chapter 1 Jonah is running from God; in chapter 2 he is praying to God; in chapter 3 he is speaking for God; in chapter 4 he is learning about God. He prayed to the LORD, “Isn’t this what I said, LORD, when I was still at home? So Jonah went out of the city and sat on the east side of the city. So when this vine grows up, Jonah sees it as a blessing from God. Again Moses had been trying to do too much, so the Lord spread out his work load. Jonah repines at God's mercy to Nineveh, and is reproved. Hymns for Jonah 4 from Hymnary.org, an authoritative index of hymns and hymnals. Chapter Contents. The book of Jonah was written roughly 3000 years ago by the prophet Jonah. His own reputation as a prophet was at stake. Chapter 1: Jonah flees. Daniel Chapter 2 [1990s] (Chuck Missler) Life-Bearers (Elisabeth Elliot) Revelation 17 [1990s] (Chuck Missler) Revelation 4-6 (1982-85 Audio) (Chuck Smith) Expostion of John the Baptist (Chuck Missler) Love Accepts (Elisabeth Elliot) Sermon on the Mount Part 1 (Chuck Missler) Intro. “Yahweh spoke to the fish, and it vomited out Jonah on the dry land” (2:10). Now under line that. Featuring a sermon puts it on the front page of the site and is the most effective way to bring this sermon to the attention of thousands including all mobile platforms + newsletter. Remember who I said was the hero of this story was? If this was a movie or someone writing a fictional book, you wouldn't end the way this book does. It doesn’t even matter what it is about. Jonah ever arrived. (Jonah 1-4) A Desperate Man’s Desperate Prayer (Jonah 2) The Greatest Revival in History (Jonah 3) "Should I Not be Concerned about that Great City?" He was painfully familiar with the stories of Israel’s sinfulness throughout the Pentateuch – the first 5 books of the Bible. He cried out to God, and God answered his prayer. ", JNH 4:4 But the LORD replied, "Have you any right to be angry? While I don’t think it is good to be angry at God, I do think it is good to be honest with Him when we are. God is looking out for Jonah – right? In chapter 4, Jonah is forced to look at himself and it is not a pretty picture. I knew that you are a gracious and compassionate God, slow to anger and abounding in love, a God who relents from sending calamity. How often do we let that pain of unrighteousness drag us down, to ruin our lives? Jonah should be rejoicing, but is instead so selfish and prideful and hate-filled that he would rather be dead. By stating that the Ninevites don’t know their left from their right hand, God is stating clearly that they are morally and spiritually unaware. He is selfish, filled with pride, and doesn’t appear to care about what God cares about. Jonah leaves the city for his own safety, just in case God decides to judge them. Therefore I fled previously to Tarshish; for I know that You are a gracious and merciful God, slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness, One who relents from doing harm. The book of Jonah was written roughly 3000 years ago by the prophet Jonah. Verse 1 2. Chapter 4 tells us once again, Jonah is the type of person who never does anything halfhearted. Outline of the book of Jonah – one popular outline of Jonah, which could be used in a sermon series, is: Running from God (chapter 1) Running to God (chapter 2) Running with God (chapter 3) Running ahead of God (chapter 4) About Jonah the prophet — Jonah son of Amittai also appears in 2 Kings 14:23-25, recording Jonah’s prophecy to the Israelite king Jereboam that he will be victorious in … 3 Therefore now, O LORD, take, I beseech thee, my life from me; for (it is) better for me to die than to … If Jonah remained unrepentant, he writes this story quite differently. In the first chapter, he's A PRODIGAL PROPHET; he's running away from the will of God. And they threw the cargo into the sea to lighten the ship. Jonah Sermon Series Jonah Chapter 4 Parish of Oxton St Saviour Today, we come to the end of the Jonah story, and the final week of our summer sermon series. It is fair to say that it does not go as expected. A Question of Compassion. SURPRISING REACTION (response, answer, feedback) Jonah 4:1-3 4:1 But it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and he was very angry. Here’s what I’ve learned from that – it is futile. Introduction. Just like Jonah, many spiritual leaders received a second chance to do what God called him to do. That is why I was so quick to flee to Tarshish. Rather than let Jonah run off in his sin, God gets Jonah’s attention by nearly sinking the boat he was on with a great storm. Should I not be concerned about that great city?". Jonah Chapter 1. That is why I was so quick to flee to Tarshish. It destroys our relationship with God. So blinded we miss out on the great things God is doing in the world. 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