Sermon Quotes: "A Scandalous Mercy"

“For all its orthodoxy and beauty this prayer reveals some of the great defects in Jonah’s character.” Kevin Youngblood

“How perverse Jonah was. Living in a favored nation where spiritual light had been shone only because of the great mercy of God, he had come to assume that Israel deserved grace, whereas others had ill-deserved it. What a perversion! Yet it lies like a hidden poison in the hearts of some of us who most fervently profess evangelical convictions. It is an unwritten rule in our hearts-others do not deserve the gospel, so why should we exhaust our lives in taking it to them? Alas, when we think like that we show how little we know of our own need, how little we really know of the grace of God.” Sinclair Ferguson