Rev. Dustin Beck, pastor at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Warda, TX, joins host Rev. Timothy Appel for a special Sharathon episode to study the book of Jonah.
When the LORD commanded Jonah to go to Nineveh, Jonah went the other way. The LORD worked through His reluctant prophet even during Jonah’s disobedience. The LORD rescued Jonah from the sea by appointing a fish to swallow Jonah. From the fish’s belly, Jonah prayed in repentance, and the LORD foreshadowed the resurrection of Jesus when He brought Jonah out of the fish and into new life on the third day. Jonah obeyed the LORD’s second command to preach to Nineveh. His short sermon was effective. The Word of the LORD brought Nineveh to repentance, and the LORD did not destroy the city. When Jonah considered the mercy of the LORD to Nineveh as evil, the LORD taught Jonah concerning His compassion for all people. That love that God has for all sinners shapes us; He has loved us, and so we show His love by proclaiming His Word to all.
Read the Book of Jonah here on BibleGateway.com.
Sharper Iron, hosted by Rev. Timothy Appel, looks at the text of Holy Scripture both in its broad context and its narrow detail, all for the sake of proclaiming Christ crucified and risen for sinners. Two pastors engage with God’s Word to sharpen not only their own faith and knowledge, but the faith and knowledge of all who listen.
Sharper Iron is underwritten by Lutheran Church Extension Fund, where your investments help support the work of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. Visit lcef.org.
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