Jeff Gravens: Fast in the Wrong Direction

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Jeff Gravens: Fast in the Wrong Direction (Jonah 1:1-3)

Jeff Gravens, senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Sulphur Springs, Texas, relays an experience prior to his call to ministry of trying to get home from a business trip. He ties that experience into the story of Jonah. Gravens’ sermon is made of three points centered on hearing and obeying God and designed to make the story of Jonah personally applicable to his hearers. The manuscript for this sermon is available here.

This sermon was delivered during the morning worship service at First Baptist Church in Sulphur Springs on July 14, 2019 as the beginning of a series titled “Jonah: A Study in Delayed Obedience.” The sermon was followed by the celebration of the Lord’s Supper.


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