Get up, let’s go! Come on! We’re going on a trip. We’re going to Nineveh!
This Sunday we start that journey – a new sermon series on the book of Jonah. Most people, even those who have never read the Bible, have some idea that the story of Jonah relates to a great fish, or maybe a great whale. Indeed, a great fish plays a small role in the story, but Jonah is about so much more than a supersized aquatic beast.
So far this year we have journeyed into the Kingdom of Heaven in our series from the Gospel of Matthew, ending with Jesus giving the church a great commission, to go into all the world making disciples of all nations. We continued that theme of the great commission in Paul’s letter to the Colossian church, with Paul rejoicing that the good news of Christ was fruitful and multiplying in all the world, and the mystery of God was now revealed, that Christ is for all nations.
Our series on Jonah will challenge us to think further and deeper about those themes, and how they relate to our congregation here in Delft and what it means for us personally, as individuals and as the body of Christ.
Come on, let’s go, we’re on the way to Nineveh – this week with a detour, and a bumpy ride that ends in a great fish.
Location:New Church Delft