Fleeing the Presence (Jonah 1:1-6)

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This week Pastor Derek begins our series through the book of Jonah. Jonah is one of the most unique stories in the Bible. Jonah, prophet of Israel is not only seen as a literal story, but also one that prefigures Israel’s relation to the rest of the ancient world, and at certain points, a foreshadowing of the ultimate salvation found in Christ. Here at the beginning, Jonah finds himself at odds with the mission he’s been given. As Jonah foolishly tries to flee God, we are brought face to face with the foolishness of our own attempts to flee when we are asked to be obedient.