ROC Talks: Royal Oak Church Messages

"When We Protest God" (Jonah 4)

September 15, 2019 Royal Oak Church
ROC Talks: Royal Oak Church Messages
"When We Protest God" (Jonah 4)
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ROC Talks: Royal Oak Church Messages
"When We Protest God" (Jonah 4)
Sep 15, 2019
Royal Oak Church

What right do we have to be angry at God's justice and mercy?

 I. Just as His thoughts are not our thoughts, His justice and mercy are not our justice and mercy.

a. Jonah wanted vigilante justice

b. Jonah wanted vindictive retribution

 II. Just as Jonah would rather die than truly live, humanity chooses resentment over reconciliation.

a. Resenting others

b. Resenting God

c. Resenting grace

 III. Just as Jonah thought he had a right to bitterness, humanity chooses weight over bitterness

a. The weight of grudges

b. The weight of hatred

c. The weight of self

 IV. Just as Jonah had a short-sighted view of grace, God's people sometimes need an expansion of God's love.

a. God's love for the other

b. God's love for the lost

c. God's love for our neighbor

d. God's love for us

Conclusion: Lay down your anger at the Cross

Show Notes

What right do we have to be angry at God's justice and mercy?

 I. Just as His thoughts are not our thoughts, His justice and mercy are not our justice and mercy.

a. Jonah wanted vigilante justice

b. Jonah wanted vindictive retribution

 II. Just as Jonah would rather die than truly live, humanity chooses resentment over reconciliation.

a. Resenting others

b. Resenting God

c. Resenting grace

 III. Just as Jonah thought he had a right to bitterness, humanity chooses weight over bitterness

a. The weight of grudges

b. The weight of hatred

c. The weight of self

 IV. Just as Jonah had a short-sighted view of grace, God's people sometimes need an expansion of God's love.

a. God's love for the other

b. God's love for the lost

c. God's love for our neighbor

d. God's love for us

Conclusion: Lay down your anger at the Cross