God's calling includes both proper knowledge and proper response. Though both are essential, greater judgment falls upon those who know the truth and do not do it. The sermon outline is as follows:
I. Background of the story II. The story unfolds A. God's Mercy & Jonah's Disobedience B. God's Mercy & Jonah's Deliverance C. God's Mercy & Jonah's Disheartened Obedience D. God's Mercy & Jonah's Disappointment III. What's the point?