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Title: Jonah

  • Hard man and the Heart of God
  • ????? ????

Jonah the setting of the story???????
  • When?? 780-750 B.C
  • Where?? Joppa, Tarshish, Nineveh
  • Who God, Jonah, The people of Nineveh?? ?, ??,
  • Background Nineveh was a great city of about
    120000 inhabitants. It was the center of the
    Assyrian empire. Nineveh was known as the center
    of fertility cult worship and Assyrians of their
    violence cruelty?? ???????12???????, ???????,

Jonah the story ?????
  • God calls prophet Jonah to go to Nineveh and warn
    them of Gods judgment?????????????????
  • Jonah disobeys and runs away from God???????
  • Troubles come on the way, but God delivers the
    rebel prophet from drowning - Jonah
  • God calls Jonah second time to go and he goes and
    proclaims Gods message to the people of
    Nineveh???????, ???????????????????

Jonah the story?????
  • They repent, all of them, and God delivers them
    from judgment????????,???????
  • Jonah gets angry for God showing mercy instead of
    the judgment he was proclaiming??????????????????
  • God teaches the prophet with a plant ??????????

Jonah and the Big Fish?????
  • Jonah ?11-6 running away from God, but ran into
    God ???????
  • Why was he running? ????? 42
  • He didnt like the way God worked ? to give mercy
    for people Jonah thought dont deserve
  • He didnt want to look stupid ???????
  • What are you running a way from????????
  • God didnt let go?????
  • God is revealed as an active God??????????????

Jonah and the Big Fish?????
  • Interpreting storms in life?????????
  • Gods discipline (Jonah)???? (??)
  • Gods testing (Jesus and the disciples)????
  • Glory in suffering (Paul and the
    Shipwreck)?????? (?????)

Jonah and the Big Fish?????
  • Jonah? 16-16 The passive prophet ?????
  • Sleeping away his problems?????????
  • Wanting to die in self condemnation???????

Jonah and the Big Fish?????
  • Jonah? 117-210 Deliverance of the Prophet
  • Gods mercy is deep - God goes to the extreme to
    save us!???????????????
  • It takes a miracle of God to save us from the
    weight of sin! (Jesus and Jonah)?????????????????
    ????? (?????)
  • V. 9 sacrifice of praise gratitude!??????!

Jonah and the Plant?????
  • Jonah 31-10 Restoration, Revival, Repentance ??,
    ??, ??
  • A second chance for the Prophet to go and obey
  • The people of Nineveh believe God receive the
    message and respond??????????????
  • Repentance changes destiny! ??????
  • V.10 God opposes the proud, but gives grace to
    the humble. (James ???46)???????,????????

Jonah and the Plant ?????
  • 41-11 The hard man and the heart of God?????
  • Jonah wasnt happy that Nineveh was spared he
    didnt want mercy for them!!!?????????????-??????
  • Are you having a hard time with
    Grace?????,????????Matt.? 1821-35 Nice to
    receive hard to give????, ??????
  • ? Dont operate from debt but from
    freedom!?????, ????????!

Jonah and the Plant ?????
  • Grace changes everything ??????
  • you deserve nothing, people dont owe you
    anything???????, ????????
  • You are obligated to give what others dont

Jonah and the Plant ?????
  • Are you having problems with Grace?????,????????
  • Are you bitter or angry?????????
  • Do you have a hard heart???????????
  • The plant lesson Capture the heart of
    God!????? ??????!

Jonah and the Plant ?????
  • The plant lesson Capture the heart of
    God!????? ??????!
  • Jonah felt bad when the plant died he had a
    very selfish concern????, ????? ???????
  • God reveals His love and concern for His creation
  • Jonah knew the heart of God, but had not joined
    His heart to Gods! ????????,?????????????
  • Capture the heart of God to get from selfish
    concern to genuine love!??????, ?????????????!

The Heart of God????
  • For I knew that you are a gracious God and
    merciful, slow to anger and abounding in
    steadfast love, and relenting from
    (Jonah? 42)

The Heart of God????
  • Love is patient and kind love does not envy or
    boast it is not arrogant or rude. It does not
    insist on its own way it is not irritable or
    resentful it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but
    rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things,
    believes all things, hopes all things, endures
    all things. ??????,??????????????,???,??????,?
  • (1Co?? 134-7)
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