The God of Storms Jonah 1:4-16

 Preparing our Hearts to Worship


In an effort to help you prepare for the January 22nd, 2017, Sunday morning corporate worship gathering and to aid you in your own reflections on God’s Character, I wanted to pose a few questions and provide a few resources to prayerfully consider over the coming days. Our sermon is entitled, “The God of Storms”. The main Scripture for the day is Jonah 1:4-16. The other passages are either referenced in the message or provide additional insight for reflection.


(Pick and choose from the many resources and options, which I have tried to make available for your devotional life.)


From the Scriptures

Read and prayerfully reflect upon some or all of these Scriptures. Ask God to shape your life and your church’s life to match the heart of God:

Read or listen to Jonah 1:17-2:10, Revelation 20:11-15, Hebrews 12:10-11, Isaiah 40:28, Deuteronomy 10:12-13.

(You can read or listen to all of these passages in a variety of translations at


From the Creeds and Confessions

Heidelberg Catechism Q29

Westminster Confession of Faith, Chapter 2

Westminster Shorter Catechism Question 4


For Thoughtful Reflection, Prayer, or further Study

What aspects of God’s character do you see displayed in Jonah chapter 1?

Why is it good that God disciplines his children?

What steps can you take to learn to fear the Lord?


The Sermon will be available online on January 22, 2017 at 12:30 pm.



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