Presentation on theme: "Jonah’s Flight From Duty Lessons we can learn about our own duty that God has given to us."— Presentation transcript:
Jonah’s Flight From Duty Lessons we can learn about our own duty that God has given to us.
Jonah 1:1-3 “The word of the LORD came to Jonah the son of Amittai saying, ‘Arise, go to Nineveh the great city, and cry against it, for their wickedness has come up before me.’ But Jonah rose up to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the LORD. So he went down to Joppa, found a ship which was going to Tarshish, paid the fare, and went down into it to go with them to Tarshish from the presence of the LORD.”
FACTS God spoke a command Jonah heard and did not misunderstand There was no doubt of what was commanded. The task was distasteful to Jonah. Why? The Assyrians had been cruel to God’s people, the Jews. Jonah hated the Assyrians. Jonah fled.
The Duty Was clear. Was difficult. Was evaded. Do we not also do the same thing? Our duty is clear, Our duty is difficult, That is why we need to make an effort. And lots of times we evade our duty.
Our Duty Is To Love Luke 17:10—only have done our duty 1 John 4:7-12—the love of God John 15:17—love one another Luke 6:27,35—love your enemies
Our Duty Is To Worship God John 4:24—spirit and truth 1 Corinthians 16:2—on the first day Revelation 14:7—Fear God Revelation 22:9—worship God
Our Duty Is To Teach God’s Word Acts 8:4—everywhere teaching 1 Peter 3:15—be ready to answer Hebrews 5:12—ought to be teachers Colossians 3:16—teaching in song Colossians 4:6—speech with grace Hebrews 10:25—assemble together
Our Duty Is To Grow 2 Peter 1:5-11—add to your faith 1 Peter 2:1-2—long for the word 2 Peter 3:18—grow grace and knowledge Romans 12:9-21—Christian behavior
Our Duty Is Inescapable Our Duty Is Non-transferable Our duty is clear, difficult, and up to us to do it. James 4:17—knows right thing to do 2 Corinthians 5:10—all must appear Galatians 6:7—God not mocked Colossians 3:24,25—the consequence Romans 14:10—we shall all stand before Revelation 22:12—render to every man
How we respond to our duty is revealing It reveals our character 1 John 2:15—love the world It reveals our heart, mind, and soul It will also reveal our eternal destiny Matthew 7:21—he who does the will
Conclusion Jonah’s duty was and our duty is: Clear Difficult Will we evade our duty like Jonah? Or will we rise up and do our duty?