Anger or Compassion? (Jonah 4:1-11)

Sermon by Daniel L. Sonnenberg November 3, 2013


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1 But it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and he was angry.  2 And he prayed to the LORD and said, “O LORD, is not this what I said when I was yet in my country? That is why I made haste to flee to Tarshish; for I knew that you are a gracious God and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love, and relenting from disaster.   Continue reading

The Grace of Repentance (Jonah 3:5-10)

Sermon by Daniel L. Sonnenberg | October 27, 2013


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5 And the people of Nineveh believed God. They called for a fast and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them to the least of them. 6 The word reached the king of Nineveh, and he arose from his throne, removed his robe, covered himself with sackcloth, and sat in ashes. Continue reading

God of the Second Chance (Jonah 3:1-4)

Sermon by Daniel L. Sonnenberg | 2013-10-20


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1 Then the word of the Lord came to Jonah the second time, saying, 2 “Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and call out against it the message that I tell you.” 3 So Jonah arose and went to Ninevah, according to the word of the Lord. Now Nineveh was an exceedingly great city, three days’ journey. And he called out, “Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown.” (Jonah 3:1-4)

Salvation Belongs to the Lord (Jonah 1:17 – 2:10)

Sermon by Daniel L. Sonnenberg | October 13, 2013


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17 And the LORD appointed a great fish to swallow up Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights. 2:1 Then Jonah prayed to the LORD his God from the belly of the fish, 2 saying, “I called out to the LORD, out of my distress, and he answered me; out of the belly of Sheol I cried, and you heard my voice. Continue reading

Wake Up, Church! (Jonah 1:4-16)

Sermon by Daniel L. Sonnenberg | 2013-10-06


Running From God’s Calling (Jonah 1:1-3)

Sermon by Daniel L. Sonnenberg | September 29, 2013


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Now the word of the LORD came to Jonah the son of Amittai, saying,2 “Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and call out against it, for their evil has come up before me.” 3 But Jonah rose to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the LORD. He went down to Joppa and found a ship going to Tarshish. So he paid the fare and went down into it, to go with them to Tarshish, away from the presence of the LORD. (Jon.1:1-3) Continue reading

The Sign of Jonah (Matthew 12:38-42)

Sermon by Daniel L. Sonnenberg | September 22, 2013


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Then some of the scribes and Pharisees answered him, saying, “Teacher, we wish to see a sign from you.”  39 But he answered them, “An evil and adulterous generation seeks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah.  40 For just as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.   Continue reading