www.HebronChurchOfChrist.com Jonah: a fascinating historic record Only one

www.HebronChurchOfChrist.com Jonah: a fascinating historic record Only one know to survive being fish vomit Powerful preaching Gentile city repented Resented Gods grace

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

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

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

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 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 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 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 Jonah bottomed out, Jon. 2:1 Like the prodigal son, Lk. 15:14-17

Like us No money No home No friends No marriage 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 Same command given again, Jon. 3:1, 2 Gods will did not change Same after rebellion as before

Sin does not start negotiations 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

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 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 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 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

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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