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2 Jonah: a fascinating historic record Only one know to survive being fish vomit Powerful preaching – Gentile city repented Resented Gods grace

3 Directly connected to Christ, Mt. 12:38-41 Jonah ­ In belly of fish 3 days/nights ­ Brought out ­ Preached ­ People repented

4 Directly connected to Christ, Mt. 12:38-41 Jesus ­ In heart of earth 3 days/nights ­ Resurrected ­ Preached – apostles ­ People repented

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6 God called Jonah to preach, Jon. 1:1, 2 We are called by the word, Rom. 12:1 To go a certain Way, Acts 19:23; 2 Pt. 2:2, 21 ­ To live righteously, Titus 2:11-13 ­ To expose sin, Lk. 24:46, 47

7 He refused to go the right way, Jon. 1:2, 3 Free will to resist, Acts 7:51 Went opposite direction Obstinate ­ Refuse to submit to husband, 1 Pt. 3:1 ­ Refuse to obey parents, Eph. 6:1 ­ Refuse to obey the gospel, Acts 24:25

8 He suffered the consequences, Jon. 1:4 He brought the trouble, Jon. 1:7, 9, 10 Our troubles often due to our sins ­ Financial: materialism, Jas. 5:1-3 ­ Health: sinful habits, Prov. 23:29-35 ­ Marital: selfishness, 1 Pt. 3:7 ­ Family: laziness, lack of training, Eph. 6:4

9 He suffered the consequences, Jon. 1:4 Others suffered too, Jon. 1:5 ­ Family: cost money, worry ­ Friends: in same boat, reputation ­ Church: credibility, effectiveness

10 He suffered the consequences, Jon. 1:4 His sacrifice required to calm the sea, Jon. 1:12, 15, 17 ­ Think the answer is to run harder ­ Get nowhere ­ Stop running ­ Accept full consequences

11 Jonah bottomed out, Jon. 2:1 Like the prodigal son, Lk. 15:14-17 Like us ­ No money ­ No home ­ No friends ­ No marriage

12 He repented in the fishs belly, Jon. 2:2-9 Found hope, Jon. 2:2, 4 God is willing to help, 2 Pt. 3:9 Way out may not be pleasant, Jon. 2:10

13 Same command given again, Jon. 3:1, 2 Gods will did not change ­ Same after rebellion as before ­ Sin does not start negotiations

14 Same command given again, Jon. 3:1, 2 He obeyed, Jon. 3:3, 4 ­ Shows true repentance ­ Change of behavior required, Acts 26:19, 20

15 Jonah was angry with God, Jon. 4:1-4 Nineveh the enemy Would rather die than help them Like the older son, Lk. 15:25-32

16 Jonah was angry with God, Jon. 4:1-4 Our anger, They dont deserve it! ­ He betrayed me ­ She lied to me ­ He hurt my daughter / brother / friend

17 Jonah was focused on the insignificant, Jon. 4:5-11 Comfort in the plant ­ Our focus on the next episode of XYZ ­ Intense interest in sports ­ Which college will my child get into

18 Jonah was focused on the insignificant, Jon. 4:5-11 Disregard for the innocent ­ Not helping spouse be a better Christian ­ Not raising children in the Lord ­ Not leading others to the Lord

19 Where are YOU? On shore: called by word or providence On the boat in the storm In the belly of the fish Vomited on the beach Doing Gods will


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