Thursday, June 25, 2009

God Is Bigger Than You Think

Last night, I concluded my brief study of the Old Testament book of Jonah with a message on chapter 4, entitled, "God Is Bigger Than You Think."

I have been stretched, challenged, and encouraged by studying Jonah over the past four weeks. And I pray that the saints of SMBC have been enriched and edified through the ministry of the word.

Here is the skeleton from last night's message:

Title: "God Is Bigger Than You Think"

Text: Jonah 4:1-11

Series: Jonah: God Won't Take No For An Answer

Theme: The Sovereign Mercy of God

Point: God is bigger than you think.


I. God is bigger than what you think about him (4:1-4).

A. Jonah's angry prayer (vv. 2-3)

B. God's gracious response (v. 4)

II. God is bigger than what you think about yourself (4:5-8).

A. God appointed a plant (V. 6).

B. God appointed a worm (v. 7).

C. God appointed a strong east wind (v. 8)

III. God is bigger than what you think about other people (4:9-11).

A. A word about Jonah's anger (v. 9)

B. A word about Jonah's compassion (v. 10-11)