NOPE | Wk 1: “Pure, Faithful Jonah & Wicked Ninevites”
Pastor Mike Overstreet | 01.22.2023
Message recordings available at: https://vimeo.com/element3
Satire uses humor, irony, & hyperbole to critique a society’s foibles & vices by placing archetypal characters into absurd & comical situations. The goal of good satire, however, is always to hold up a mirror to its audience.
Jonah 1:1-2 (NIV)
The word of the Lord came to Jonah son of Amittai: 2 “Go to the great city of Nineveh and preach against it, because its wickedness has come up before me.”
Jonah 1:3 (NIV)
But Jonah ran away from the Lord and headed for Tarshish. He went down to Joppa, where he found a ship bound for that port. After paying the fare, he went aboard and sailed for Tarshish to flee from the Lord.
Jonah 4:1-3 (NIV)
But to Jonah this seemed very wrong, and he became angry. 2 He prayed to the Lord, “Isn’t this what I said, Lord, when I was still at home? That is what I tried to forestall by fleeing to Tarshish. I knew that you are a gracious and compassionate God, slow to anger and abounding in love, a God who relents from sending calamity. 3 Now, Lord, take away my life, for it is better for me to die than to live.”