Chestnut Ridge Church
Jonah–Part 4
The tale of Jonah and the giant fish is one of the most beloved stories of the Old Testament. Although the book of Jonah is only four short chapters, it is packed with life lessons about God’s sovereignty and grace. Within this section of the Bible, Jonah helps us understand one of the most important questions in life—what happens when we don’t listen to God?
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  • Chestnut Ridge Church [CRC]
    2223 Cheat Rd, Morgantown, WV 26508, USA
    Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 11:00 AM

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Today's Music
Evidence, Hallelujah for the Cross, It Is Finished
Problem | We don’t see the correlation between how God treats us and how we are to treat others
Solution | As recipients of God’s grace, we are to extend grace to others
Grace | Extending kindness to the undeserving
Grace emphasizes the kindness of the giver and not the worthiness of the recipient.
“To say someone deserves grace is a contradiction of terms.”
–Andy Stanley
At the very worst we see a prophet with a shocking disregard for human life and a bitter hatred toward those who had experienced mercy. At the very best he was a prophet who misunderstood God’s mercy and had a limited view of God’s plan… –B.K. Smith
The plant may have been a castor-bean plant (Ricinus communis), which grows rapidly in hot climates to a height of 12 feet and has large leaves. It easily withers if its stalk is injured. –J.D. Hannah
“Let’s analyze this anger of yours, Jonah. It represents your concern over your beloved plant—but what did it really mean to you? Your attachment to it couldn’t be very deep, for it was here one day and gone the next. Your concern was dictated by self-interest, not by genuine love. You never had the devotion of a gardener. If you feel as bad as you do, what would you expect a gardener to feel like, who tended a plant and watched it grow only to see it wither and die? This is how I feel about Nineveh, only much more so. All those people, all those animals—I made them; I have cherished them all these years. Nineveh has cost Me no end of effort, and it means the world to Me. Your pain is nothing compared to Mine when I contemplate their destruction” –Donald E. Baker
Jonah’s attitude reveals the depths of the depravity of the human heart. Deep down we cannot bear the grace of God being extended to others. –S.R. Schrader

Discussion Questions

Ready to take a next step in your personal or group study time? Follow the link below for printable discussion questions about today's message. You'll also find links to this Sunday's audio, video and weekend program.

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