Jonah resisted God’s three-fold call; he failed not only to understand the nature of sin but also the wideness of God’s mercy.

Jonah 4 and the problem of forgiveness

I. Jonah was out of touch with his surroundings

Jonah’s reluctance toward the people of Nineveh.

Jonah’s resistance to God’s call to “Arise, go, and cry”.

II. Jonah was out of touch with God’s message

God’s mercy can change the most resistant heart.

III. Jonah was in touch with his own comfort

God sometimes calls us to move into arenas of discomfort.