Jonah and the City

So often our reading of the Jonah story goes like this...

God told Jonah to do something...Jonah rebelled (chapter 1)
God had Jonah swallowed by a whale...Jonah repented (chapter 2)
Jonah did what God told him to do and everything ends happy (chapter 3)
If God tells you to do something, do it or risk being swallowed by a whale (THE MORAL)

Unfortunately, the Jonah story is more complex than that. There's a fourth chapter, an angry chapter, a chapter with an object lesson, a joke and a question.

And the moral to the whole thing might be that God wants us to be concerned about what he's concerned about.

Here's the audio from this week's talk:

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