Sermon on Jonah 1:1-17, for Midweek Lent 3. The following Lenten series I will be preaching on is adapted from Dr. Reed Lessing's series on Jonah the prophet. Dr. Lessing is professor of Old Testament at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, MO.
For Next Week read Jonah 2:1-10. Ask yourself:
1) How do times of distress affect my prayer life?
2) How fervent am I in prayer when life is going well?
3) How does distress re-orient my thinking toward God?
4) Is the power of prayer found in my sincerity, my persistence, or God’s grace?