To "go rogue" is to stray from a prescribed path, which is exactly what Jonah did when God commanded him to leave his home in Israel to go offer God's grace to Israel's worst enemy. Instead of heading east to Nineveh, as God told him to do, Jonah headed west to Tarshish - Jonah went rogue. "But Jonah ran away from the Lord … and sailed for Tarshish to flee from the Lord." (Jonah 1:3)
At one time or another, we've all gone rogue, we've all run away from God and from what God wanted us to do. Sometimes our reasons are similar to Jonah's - we just plain disagree with God about what he wants us to do. Sometimes we go rogue because we're angry with God, or because we're disappointed with God, or because ... well, you fill in the blank.
When most of us hear the name "Jonah" we immediately think of a big fish, and certainly the big fish that provided a slimy home for Jonah before depositing him on shore after three dark days is a big part of the story. But the real focus of the Book of Jonah isn't the big fish, and it isn't Jonah - it's God. He is a God who gives us the freedom to go our own way, and he is a God whose love won't let us go without a fight. Join us at Cornerstone as we learn about God's tenacious grace from Jonah, the prophet who went rogue.