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Hold The Pattern… Text: Jonah 3.1-5 Sets Old Testament Pace For What God Wanted Done Then… Note: Jonah Preached God’s Word… But The People Believed God.

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1 Hold The Pattern… Text: Jonah Sets Old Testament Pace For What God Wanted Done Then… Note: Jonah Preached God’s Word… But The People Believed God (verse 5)! II Timothy Sets New Testament Pace For What God Wants Done Today!

2 Why These Texts? First Biblical Reverence To “Preaching”: Jonah… Last Biblical Reference To “Preach”: II Timothy What Does This Mean? God Wants His Word Preached… He Has Given The Reason For… The Material For… The Audience To Receive It

3 What Are God’s Reasons? So People Can Repent Matthew 4.17 Acts To Tell Who Jesus Is Acts So People Can Have Faith I Corinthians Because: Hebrews 11.6

4 What Is The Correct Material? Whatever God Says I Kings Message: Word Of God I Thessalonians 2.13 The Word! II Timothy 4.2 The Oracles Of God I Peter 4.11

5 Who Is To Hear? The Whole World Mark The Local Church Romans 1.15 Those Who Are Far Off II Corinthians Jews Matthew 10.6,7 Gentiles Ephesians 3.8

6 What Are NOT God’s Reasons? Entertainment Sociology Science Economics Politics Remember: Jonah 3.2 “The Preaching That I Bid Thee!”

7 What Is The WRONG Material? Wisdom Of Men I Corinthians 2.4,5 Doctrines Of Men Matthew 15.9 Doctrines Of Demons I Timothy 4.1 Hypocrisy Of Liars I Timothy 4.2 Those Who Twist (Contort) The Word II Peter 3.16

8 Who Is NOT To Hear? NO ONE!

9 Is There A Pattern? Nehemiah People gathered… Book Of God’s Law… Men, Women, All Who Understood… Pulpit Of Wood… Is A Pulpit Necessary? [Incidental…Use It Or Not]

10 Is There A Pattern? Matthew 5.1ff Sermon On The Mount… Jesus SAT DOWN To Preach Acts 5.20 Apostles STOOD To Preach Acts 20.7 Paul Preached/Discoursed “Had Dialogue” Did He Stand Or Sit?

11 What Do We See? Whether Standing Or Sitting… Night Or Day… Long Or Short… Pulpit Or Floor… Only One Common Necessary Ingredient: The Word Of God!

12 Why Is That So Important? John 17.17…God’s Word Is Truth John 8.32…Truth Makes Us Free I Peter 1.21…Obedience To Truth Purifies Ephesians 4.21…Truth Is In Jesus Colossians 1.5…Truth Gives Hope Of Heaven I Timothy 2.4…Truth Leads To Salvation Let Us Be…III John 8


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