Jonah: God's Sovereignty and the Sea
Passage: Jonah 1:1-17
Sermon Outline for July 17, 2022
JONAH: God’s Sovereignty and the Sea
Introduction: Blessed to be a blessing
Genesis 12:1-3 // Exodus 19:5-6 // Isaiah 2:1-5
2 Kings 14:24-27, [Jeroboam] did evil in the eyes of the LORD and did not turn away
from any of the sins of Jeroboam son of Nebat, which he had caused Israel to
commit. 25 He was the one who restored the boundaries of Israel from Lebo
Hamath to the Dead Sea, in accordance with the word of the LORD, the God of Israel,
spoken through his servant Jonah son of Amittai, the prophet from Gath Hepher.
26 The LORD had seen how bitterly everyone in Israel, whether slave or free, was
suffering; there was no one to help them. 27 And since the LORD had not said he
would blot out the name of Israel from under heaven, he saved them by the hand of
Jeroboam son of Jehoash.
Sermon: The knowledge of Jonah & the worship by sailors
Conclusion: We have been blessed by God
7 Understand, then, that those who have faith are children of Abraham. 8 Scripture
foresaw that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, and announced the gospel in
advance to Abraham: “All nations will be blessed through you.” 9 So those who rely
on faith are blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith.
(1) Allow the story of Jonah to assess your heart. Are you living in light of
God’s purposes or are you keeping God’s blessings for yourself?
(2) Pray and ask God how He wants to use you to “go and make disciples of all
nations” (Matt. 28:18-20).