An Old Testament missionary—and prophet—who went the wrong way!
“Jonah could not give his life for the sins of the sailors; only the sinless Jesus Christ could fulfill that role in an eternal sense. Here the disparity between Christ and Jonah could not be more apparent. The sacrifice of Christ is clearer and greater than the opaqueness of Jonah’s relatively meager expiation.” (Bryan D. Estelle, Salvation Through Judgment and Mercy, p. 60).
The mid-week Bible study at Trinity Presbyterian Church focuses on Jonah 1 this week.