Cedar Hills Community Church

The Fear of the Lord (Jonah 3)

May 15, 2022 Gary Sager
Cedar Hills Community Church
The Fear of the Lord (Jonah 3)
Show Notes

THE FEAR OF THE LORD – JONAH 3
Gary Sager

THEME – God uses reluctant people.

REVIEW

1. 2 Kings 14:23-27 – 1st mention of Jonah (vs. 26- 27)
2.  Jonah 1 - Jonah’s Call and Rebellion (vs. 1-3)
3. Jonah 2 - Jonah’s Resolution (vs. 9)
4. Jonah 3 - Jonah’s 2nd Chance (vs. 1 & 2)

  •  Jonah’s Relenting Message (vs. 4)
  • Nineveh’s Response (Verse 5)
  • The King’s Declaration (Verses 6-9)
  •  God’s Restoration

5. Jonah 4

  • Jonah’s Ridiculousness (Verses 1-3)
  • God’s Rejoicing (Verse 9 & 10)

Jonah’s Reactions vs. God’s Desired Response

  1. Jonah Rebelled (Jonah 1:3) vs God wants Relationship (Hosea 6:6)
  2. Jonah Resolved(Jonah 2:9) vs God wanting Repentance (Psalm 51:17)
  3. Jonah Relented(Jonah 3: 3 & 4) vs God wanting Restoration (Isaiah 40:31)
  4. Jonah’s Ridiculousness (Jonah 4: 1, 2 & 9) vs God’s wanting Rejoicing (Luke 15:7)

 Jonah 4:11 - Should I not care about the great city of Nineveh, which has more than 120,000 people who cannot distinguish between their right and their left, as well as many animals?

ASK YOURSELF (NEXT STEPS)

  • Who/What is your Nineveh?
  • Are you someone else’s Nineveh?
  • Have you been shown mercy? Ephesians 2:4-5 But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love that He had for us,  made us alive with the Messiah even though we were dead in trespasses. You are saved by grace!
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