listen to Keller here:
(he's basically paralleling Jonah to Romans 1-11)
then listen to Glen here:
Now then.. Jonah the idolater amongst idolaters
Bring it back to Jesus and the context:
- the demon casting
- the accusative Pharisees
- the sign of Jonah
- the evil generation that will be accused by Nineveh and Ethiopia
Make sense now?
Jonah is from an evil generation church heading to an evil generation pagan nation
Jonah's condition is the same as that of the Pharisees
Yet it is the sinners who will accuse the religious
The warning of Jesus in Matt 11 - is the most stern..
The focal point of Jonah : "Salvation belongs to the Lord"
Grace or Sheol
Jesus brings the idol out of Jonah - chp 4
Jesus brings the demons to light to the Pharisees
True grace forces out the idols - who cannot match the Living God
they do not save
Jonah.. learn the lesson - God has come in peace to the wicked
you are also in the same boat in the storm - Christ is asleep on the cushion - rouse Him and He will save
now go and save others... i release you to bring the olive branch to where?
Go back to Israel - save the church
that's why I took you out to Nineveh