Jonah finally makes it to Nineveh. He spends one day preaching there, and then…well, that’s it. Turns out he still isn’t very interested in the mission God’s given him. Are we? Are our evangelistic efforts any better? Or do we too try to short-circuit them?
If you’re looking to go deeper into this sermon series, two resources I’ve found helpful in understanding Jonah are Tim Keller’s The Prodigal Prophet and Sinclair Ferguson’s Man Overboard! I would also recommend Tim Keller’s 2006 lecture on evangelism from the Desiring God conference. It’s not directly about Jonah, but Keller uses the book as a window into what evangelism looks like today.