The Merciful God and the Merciless Prophet

The Merciful God and the Merciless Prophet


We recognize that family worship has its unique challenges depending on your family’s size and stage of life. Therefore, we have prepared a complete worship service (below) for our entire church family because we are convinced that Sunday is so much more than a sermon. And this is one way for us to be worshiping the same way even though we are apart.

We suggest that you test the worship and sermon links before you gather your family. After you have done this, we encourage the leader of the house to read the prayers and appoint other readers as necessary to encourage greatest participation.

After the sermon is over, we encourage you to discuss the sermon and ways to live out its application.

The Merciful God and The Merciless Prophet
TEXT: jonah 4:1-11



As we join together in worship today, let us not forget all of his benefits…..

Psalms 103:1 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name!
2 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits,
4 who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,


“10,000 Reasons”

“How Deep The Father’s Love For Us”

“Build My Life”


1 John 3:1-3
1 See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. 2 Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is. 3 And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure.

1 John 4:7-10
7  Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. 8 Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. 9 In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. 10 In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.


“Praise the King”


We praise you that you are indeed alive! Death could not keep you in the grave. Rather you triumphed over sin and death. So we can say ““O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?”” (1 Corinthians 15:55 ESV)

You have raised us out of our graves of sin and given us new life! And we look forward to the day when we will experience complete resurrection, receiving bodies that will never grow old or decay again!

As we wait for that day, in union with you, would you now pour into us the resurrected life that is yours freely to give? As we hear your word, would you cause it to bring life to us? We say with Peter, “Where else can we go? You have the words of life!!” Spirit come and use the Word to prick our hearts, open our eyes, and instruct our minds. Awaken us today and fill us with fresh vision of who you are, and may we be changed more into your image.



Jonah 4:1-11


Pastor Mark Kernan

Title: The Merciful God and the Merciless Prophet

Main Idea:  It is utter hypocrisy for recipients of God’s undeserved mercy to behave as if another person, group, or nation is unworthy of the same.

Sermon Outline:

I.   The Merciless Prophet (Jonah 4:1–4)

II.  The Merciful God (Jonah 4:5–8)

III. The Main Point (Jonah 4:9–11)


“Just As I Am”