2015-01-25 — Characteristics That Make One Whale of a Sermon

Epiphany:
Date: January 25, 2015

Theme: Characteristics That Make One Whale of a Sermon

1. The preaching of God’s Law
2. The preaching of God’s Gospel
3. The preaching of the truth from God
4. The preaching that leaves the results to God
– Jonah 3:1-10

– ( Pastor John Hein )

Cached Video:

The Order of Worship: Bulletin

Liturgy: TLH, p. 5 ff.

Hymns:

TLH 489 : Lord of the Church, We Humbly Pray Hymnary.org link
TLH 289 : The Law Commands and Makes Us Know Hymnary.org link
TLH 485 : Lord Jesus, Who Art Come Hymnary.org link
TLH 283 : God's Word is our Great Heritage Hymnary.org link

Scripture Readings:

1 Corinthians 7:29-31
Mark 1:14-20

Theme: Characteristics That Make One Whale of a Sermon

1. The preaching of God’s Law
2. The preaching of God’s Gospel
3. The preaching of the truth from God
4. The preaching that leaves the results to God

Jonah 3

Jonah Goes to Nineveh

3:1 Then the word of the Lord came to Jonah the second time, saying, “Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and call out against it the message that I tell you.” So Jonah arose and went to Nineveh, according to the word of the Lord. Now Nineveh was an exceedingly great city, three days’ journey in breadth. Jonah began to go into the city, going a day’s journey. And he called out, “Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown!” And the people of Nineveh believed God. They called for a fast and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them to the least of them.

The People of Nineveh Repent

The word reached the king of Nineveh, and he arose from his throne, removed his robe, covered himself with sackcloth, and sat in ashes. And he issued a proclamation and published through Nineveh, “By the decree of the king and his nobles: Let neither man nor beast, herd nor flock, taste anything. Let them not feed or drink water, but let man and beast be covered with sackcloth, and let them call out mightily to God. Let everyone turn from his evil way and from the violence that is in his hands. Who knows? God may turn and relent and turn from his fierce anger, so that we may not perish.”

10 When God saw what they did, how they turned from their evil way, God relented of the disaster that he had said he would do to them, and he did not do it. (ESV)