The Raging Prophet

Jonah 4

Jonah goes from preacher to pouter. Sitting outside Nineveh, he hopes for its destruction. Not exactly the loving posture God’s people are supposed to embody towards non-believers. What about us? What’s our posture towards unbelievers? Do we love them? Or do we, like Jonah, play the part of “elder sons”?

​​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.