As Jonah was in the fish for three days, so Jesus was three days in the earth and then rose. Salvation belongs to the Lord!

Scripture: Jonah 1:17-2:10

ESV Text: Jonah 1:17-2:10

Jonah 1:17-2:10 (Listen)

A Great Fish Swallows Jonah

17  And the Lord appointed a great fish to swallow up Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.

Jonah’s Prayer

2:1 Then Jonah prayed to the Lord his God from the belly of the fish, saying,

“I called out to the Lord, out of my distress,
and he answered me;
out of the belly of Sheol I cried,
and you heard my voice.
For you cast me into the deep,
into the heart of the seas,
and the flood surrounded me;
all your waves and your billows
passed over me.
Then I said, ‘I am driven away
from your sight;
yet I shall again look
upon your holy temple.’
The waters closed in over me to take my life;
the deep surrounded me;
weeds were wrapped about my head
at the roots of the mountains.
I went down to the land
whose bars closed upon me forever;
yet you brought up my life from the pit,
O Lord my God.
When my life was fainting away,
I remembered the Lord,
and my prayer came to you,
into your holy temple.
Those who pay regard to vain idols
forsake their hope of steadfast love.
But I with the voice of thanksgiving
will sacrifice to you;
what I have vowed I will pay.
Salvation belongs to the Lord!”

10 And the Lord spoke to the fish, and it vomited Jonah out upon the dry land. (ESV)


KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 1
17 Now the LORD had prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.(KJV)


(Alt. audio): Chapter: 2

     1 Then Jonah prayed unto the LORD his God out of the fish’s belly, 2 And said, I cried by reason of mine affliction unto the LORD, and he heard me; out of the belly of hell cried I, and thou heardest my voice. 3 For thou hadst cast me into the deep, in the midst of the seas; and the floods compassed me about: all thy billows and thy waves passed over me. 4 Then I said, I am cast out of thy sight; yet I will look again toward thy holy temple. 5 The waters compassed me about, even to the soul: the depth closed me round about, the weeds were wrapped about my head. 6 I went down to the bottoms of the mountains; the earth with her bars was about me for ever: yet hast thou brought up my life from corruption, O LORD my God. 7 When my soul fainted within me I remembered the LORD: and my prayer came in unto thee, into thine holy temple. 8 They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy. 9 But I will sacrifice unto thee with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay that that I have vowed. Salvation is of the LORD.

     10 And the LORD spake unto the fish, and it vomited out Jonah upon the dry land.(KJV)


Hymn: WS 729:
All the Earth with Joy is Sounding

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Run to Mount Zion for safety, dear friends. That is, turn to Christ and trust His holiness, for He is the way of escape.

Scripture: Obadiah 15-18

ESV Text: Obadiah 15-18

Obadiah 1:15-18 (Listen)

The Day of the Lord Is Near

15 For the day of the Lord is near upon all the nations.
As you have done, it shall be done to you;
your deeds shall return on your own head.
16 For as you have drunk on my holy mountain,
so all the nations shall drink continually;
they shall drink and swallow,
and shall be as though they had never been.
17 But in Mount Zion there shall be those who escape,
and it shall be holy,
and the house of Jacob shall possess their own possessions.
18 The house of Jacob shall be a fire,
and the house of Joseph a flame,
and the house of Esau stubble;
they shall burn them and consume them,
and there shall be no survivor for the house of Esau,
for the Lord has spoken. (ESV)


KJV Text:

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Hymn: TLH 380:
Thy Works, not Mine, O Christ

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1. Thy works, not mine, O Christ, 
Speak gladness to this heart; 
They tell me all is done, 
They bid my fear depart. 
To whom save Thee, who canst alone 
For sin atone, Lord, shall I flee? 

2. Thy wounds, not mine, O Christ, 
Can heal my bruised soul; 
Thy stripes, not mine, contain 
The balm that makes me whole. 
To whom save Thee, who canst alone 
For sin atone, Lord, shall I flee? 

3. Thy cross, not mine, O Christ, 
Has borne the awe-full load 
Of sins that none could bear 
But the incarnate God. 
To whom save Thee, who canst alone 
For sin atone, Lord, shall I flee? 

4. Thy death, not mine, O Christ, 
Has paid the ransom due; 
Ten thousand deaths like mine 
Would have been all too few. 
To whom save Thee, who canst alone 
For sin atone, Lord, shall I flee? 

5. Thy righteousness, O Christ, 
Alone can cover me; 
No righteousness avails 
Save that which is of Thee. 
To whom save Thee, who canst alone 
For sin atone, Lord, shall I flee?