Up From the Pit

Starting March 22 and overlapping with Easter, this series will explore the book and the life of Jonah. What does Jonah have to do with Jesus' death and resurrection? Quite a lot, actually. In fact, Jesus compared himself to Jonah, saying that he would give "the sign of Jonah," part of which referred to Jesus' three days in the tomb. A five-week series. 

Wild and Crazy Love | Jonah 4:1-11
April 19, 2015 | Pastor Mike

Jonah wanted God to show his love--just not to the Ninevites. But God's love is wild. He cannot be tamed, and his love cannot be controlled.

Restart | Jonah 3:1-10
April 12, 2015 | Pastor Mike

Unfortunately, we don't get many "do-overs" in life. But God gave Jonah a very big do-over, and in the process showed all of us that he is a God who gives do-overs: and that's exactly what he gives us through the work of Jesus.

The Sign of Jonah | Matthew 12:38-42
April 5, 2015 (Easter Sunday) | Pastor Mike

Jesus gave us a sign, so that we would know that he is God's Son. He called it "the sign of Jonah." And the sign of Jonah is the very thing we celebrate on Easter morning.

In the Heart of the Earth | Jonah 2:10
April 3, 2015 (Good Friday) | Pastor Mike

Jonah's exit from the fish taught us one thing: salvation is messy. Jesus' crucifixion, too, was messy: but it brought us salvation.

A Triumphal Exit | Jonah 2:1-10
March 29, 2015 (Palm Sunday) | Pastor Mike

Jonah got swallowed by a fish. Most of us concentrate on that biological miracle. But for Jonah, God had done a much more amazing miracle: he brought Jonah up from the pit. And he does the same for us.

Catch Me If You Can | Jonah 1:1-17
March 22, 2015 | Pastor Mike

Most people, when they think of Jonah, think of a fish. But the story of Jonah tells us so much more than just the journey of an eight-century prophet: it shows us much about the character of God.