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William Campbell: God’s Discipline of Mercy (Jonah 2:1-10)
William Campbell, pastor of First Baptist Church in Port Aransas, Texas, examines how Jonah’s moral superiority led him to run from God and end up in the belly of a great fish. This experience is an example of the lengths to which God will go to turn us around. It is an expression of God’s mercy, for us to get so low that all we can do is look up to God. Campbell also considers the paradox of Jonah’s situation—echoed elsewhere in Scripture—that the way up is down. The outline for this sermon is available here.
This sermon was delivered on May 12, 2019 during the morning worship service at First Baptist Church in Port Aransas, and is part of a series titled “Jonah: This Is Us.”