Nineveh (what God is telling you)
Jonah 1:3 But Jonah ran away from the Lord and headed for Tarshish. He went down to Joppa, where he found a ship bound for that port. After paying the fare, he went aboard and sailed for Tarshish to flee from the Lord.
Running from God • Rebellionchose to disobey • Self-absorbedpursued his own desire • Apathylack of concern or interest
Running from God • Immediate • Gradual
Tarshish (away from God)
Our Tarshish • Relationships • Our own interests and agendas • Cares of this world • Don’t want to change our behavior • Don’t want to be on mission
What Do We Do Now? Jonah prayed. “In my distress I called to the Lord, and He answered me. From the depths of the grave I called for help, and you listened to my cry.” (Jonah 2:2)
What Do We Do Now? Jonah prayed. God pursued!
Our God of Second Chances • Jonah is delivered and God calls him AGAIN • The prodigal son (Luke 15:11-32) • Peter reinstated (John 21:15-19)