Jonah and the Many Facets of Salvation

Ship in Storm 2aJonah had to learn the hard way that “Salvation is of the Lord” (Jonah 2:9) and quite often, so do we.

As we follow the misadventures of this rebellious prophet of God each Sunday at 12:30 p.m. on 99.5 FM KKLA and rebroadcast here, we will encounter the manifold grace of God as he deals with Jonah, the sailors, the  people of Nineveh,  and ultimately us.

God’s grace includes the small blessings in life and the great–the greatest of which is our salvation.

What exactly is salvation?

Salvation as revealed in Scripture has so many wonderful aspects that we can liken it to a skillfully cut, multicolored diamond. Each time you turn it, you discover another beautiful revelation of God’s love, mercy, and grace.

Furthermore, the more we consider it in relations to the dark backdrop of our sinful rebellion and total inability to do anything to right the wrong that we have done (Romans 1:18-3:20; Ephesians 2:1-3), the more wonderful the salvation from God appears to us.

Consider the following facets:

  • Peace with God – the turning away of God’s anger and wrath from a sinner through the substitutionary death of Jesus Christ on the cross.
  • Blessing and Comfort – the revelation of the eternal love of our heavenly Father toward His adopted children–believers (Ephesians 1:3f).
  • Supernatural intervention – the believer is changed from dead (Ephesians 2:1f) to alive. He or she is now a new creation in Christ, old things have passed away, behold, all things have become new (2 Corinthians 5:17).
  • Acceptance yet transformation – salvation is by grace, therefore we can do nothing to earn it. We are accepted just as we are, and yet we are being changed by the Holy Spirit from glory to glory into the image of Jesus Christ (2 Corinthians 3:18).
  • Belonging – both to God and to those he loves, His beloved people the church (1 Peter 2:4-10).
  • A Future and a Hope (Jeremiah 29:11).

The list goes on and on. 


The most important question that you must ask yourself is “Has God saved me?”

If the answer is no, then do not delay to call upon the name of the Lord. You can call or write us, for we are here to help you in this extremely important matter.

If the answer is yes, then join with us as we rejoice in the salvation that our Lord has wrought for us (Isaiah 12). 


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