"RUNNING FROM GOD (BUT NOT GETTING AWAY)"

Rev. Lon Lorton

February 10, 2019

Jonah 1:1-17

An Important Old Testament Book

  • An illustration of God's forgiveness
  • An illustration of Christ's death and resurrection
  • An illustration for Christians in today's world

The Call of God to Save a City (Verses 1-2)

  • There is hope, even for people you don't like.

The Condition of Jonah's Heart (Verse 3)

  • God had more trouble with Jonah than with Nineveh.

The Chastening of Jonah (Verses 4-16)

  • God has a purpose in our trials. (Hebrews 12:4-11)
  • The sailors' interesting reaction

The Great Fish (Verse 17)

  • Notice the lengths to which God is willing to go:
  • to get Jonah right
  • to get us right?