"The preaching that I bid thee." 3:10). It should be systematic. The Lord said again, ''Arise, go unto Nineveh, that great city, and preach unto it the preaching that I bid thee'' (3:2). Answer: The word of the Lord came to Jonah with the command to preach against the wickedness of Nineveh, the capital of the Assyrian Kingdom (Jonah 1:1-2). Disobedience is a gentle word for rebellion. How humble and grateful he must have felt that day! God repented. Missionaries often talk about Jonah, and so we think that Jonah is a boo… Nothing can be accomplished without time, trouble, expense, and labour.III. Louis did win the fight. Truth is motive, presenting considerations that move intelligence to seek that better state. H. H. And it is this not in the general, but in the particular. We seem to act as if God retired into the distance of heaven, and took no cognisance of the actions of man. 3 Then the word of the L ord came to Jonah the second time, saying, 2 “Arise, go to l Nineveh, that great city, and call out against it the message that I tell you.” 3 So Jonah arose and went to Nineveh, according to the word of the L ord. His reason he gives in Jonah 4:2. Dr. Keith Wagner . It received the approval of God. To begin with, he was thoroughly unwilling to go. Are you a seeker? It's about finding out what God wants you to do and then doing it. Learn Christ's own lessons from this history. An infinitely wise and holy will is God's. 3 Now the word of the Lord came to Jonah the second time, saying, 2 “Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and preach to it the message that I tell you.” 3 So Jonah arose and went to Nineveh, according to the word of the Lord.Now Nineveh was an exceedingly great city, [] a three-day journey in extent. There are four chapters in Jonah. Instead of listening, he decided to willfully disobey. Notice, out of the four chapters of Jonah, the words of his preaching was only one sentence. (1-2) Jonah obeys and preaches of impending judgment (3-4) The people of Nineveh believe God and give evidence of repentance. in his estimation, and in Jonah 4:11 the Divine compunction is directly connected with the existence of its hundred and twenty thousand children, not yet responsible, but bound to perish with it. debates. W. Pratt, D. D.)Preaching to great citiesJ. There is no conceivable substitute in the enginery of grace for the personal preaching to sinners of the word of life. v. 3 1. A good rule for Bible interpretation is to open the Bible and make a beeline to Jesus.4. Your most important assignment in life is to find and follow God's will. Amazingly, no one was killed. Here at once activity is demanded at our hand. Nothing can be accomplished without time, trouble, expense, and labour.III. Jesus declared that “the men of Nineveh repented at the preaching of Jonah” (Mt. WHAT ARE THE METHODS WITH WHICH WE ARE TO GO INTO THIS GREAT CITY AS APPOINTED BY THE ALMIGHTY? Doyle. 5. It is not possible to tell the extent or the permanence of this national repentance. sermons. R. Day, D. D.The Lord seems to say to Jonah, "Begin where you were when you started out to have your own way. The preacher must have weight of personal character; not only piety, but weight of character. Jonah’s Self-Pity. The text tells us, "The Lord hurled a violent wind." We let pews to the well-to-do. SUBJECT: Biography TITLE: Jonah Sermon – Lessons from the Life of Jonah PROPOSITION: In this sermon we will study the book of Jonah and glean some general lessons from the book. Behold them, He refrains from executing His threatenings. He may not go, may plead excuses, and refuse to try to do the work. Rather than panicking in a moment of sheer terror, pilot Chesley B. Sullenberger III decided to land the plane in the Hudson River in an attempt to avoid crashing in the densely populated area. This spirit also pervades the Church of Christ.I. 1–2 Thessalonians James H. Grant Jr. Redesign 2 formats available from $29.99. Man may disobey God in two ways. )LinksJonah 3:1 NIVJonah 3:1 NLTJonah 3:1 ESVJonah 3:1 NASBJonah 3:1 KJVJonah 3:1 Bible AppsJonah 3:1 ParallelJonah 3:1 Biblia ParalelaJonah 3:1 Chinese BibleJonah 3:1 French BibleJonah 3:1 German BibleJonah 3:1 CommentariesBible Hub, (3)Consciousness of personal acceptance with God.5. According to the word of the Lord. Are you a saint? Truth is light revealing things as they are and as they ought to be. We are to arise and go. GOD'S MISSIONARY MESSAGE AND ITS EFFECT. The world is more active and energetic than ever before. That’s all that was recorded in the preaching of Jonah. Jonah was to preach street preaching. Human nature needs it as much as ever it did. Then the word of the LORD came to Jonah a second time: And the Word of the Lord came unto Jonah the second time, saying. I. Then "he had called upon the Lord in circumstances almost fitted to shut out the possibility of hope." 3. It is included in God's command to Jonah, " Arise, go...and preach... that I bid thee." Mark 6:12 ESV / 50 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful. III. 3 - Preaching to the Dead. The Paperback Bible presents the Bible by the Book and is designed to be portable, readable, and truly personal with ample margins for notations. Jonah finds himself in a similar situation with God. THE WORD OF YAHWEH CAME TO JONAH A SECOND TIME. For as Jonah was a sign to the Ninevites, so the Son of Man will be a sign to this generation. There is forgiveness with God, that he may be feared. He is in perfect and complete control, and he will not allow some patriotic, Jewish prophet to keep Him from performing what He wants to do. He was out of God's will and perfectly indifferent about it. Jonah Ch. If God has a disposition to show mercy, God is one whose patience has limits. We see the method of God's mercy to the heathen. 3 The word of the Lord came to Jonah a second time: 2 “Get up! 4) Jonah confessed, “They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy” (Jonah 2:8). Learn —. Gigantic schemes, of which the world scarcely dreamed in days gone by, are being hourly put into practical effect. And his preaching would have a reality and vividness about it attainable only by way of his late experience. We imitate a useless, liturgical style of architecture. Your most important enterprise as a Christian is to find and to follow the will of God. What is meant by God's repentance? Jesus Christ preached in the streets. II. God was pleased with Jonah and with the people. Jonah’s flight showed incredible indifference to the lost. Date written: March 12th, 2006 Scripture ref: Jonah 1:1-3. In chapter 1, we saw Jonah trying to run away from God. vv. His rebellious reaction. The Word that Jonah rejected is the same Word that saves him! God never told Jonah to leave the city. The preaching must be only what God wants. JONAH WAS A GREAT SERVANT AND PROPHET. 2 "Get up! 1. God’s will in this mission is sovereign. They are to arise and go and preach the preaching which God bids.1. 3. We are to impress upon these sinners round that we can die for them, but we can never leave them unsaved. To begin with, he was thoroughly unwilling to go. It will mean no less to us all "The felicity of heaven greatly consists in perfect submission in all things to the government of Jehovah the Saviour. It had its proper effect upon the people toward whom it was directed. Speaking to man, God must use language with which man is familiar. The story of the Book of Jonah opens back in the days of Jeroboam, the king Israel from 790 to 750 B.C. Jonah was to go away into the haunts of wickedness, and there to scatter in the midst of those people the warnings of Almighty God. Nothing can be accomplished without time, trouble, expense, and labour. God graciously gives Jonah a second chance to fulfil the mission. The ringing cry of Jonah reaches even the royal palace, and the king, humbled, joins his subjects in their plea for God's mercy. Let us not think worse of Jonah than the case demands. It was His plan and purpose for Jonah to go to Nineveh. The rebellious fit is over, and the unruly servant is pliant to his Master's will. Here at once activity is demanded at our hand. So we are to go unto the dark places, and carry that light which God has communicated to man.3. (Arthur Mitchell, D. D.)Jonah's commissionCanon Hussey.The eye of God is always on man. He must do God's will. The best possible evidence of the Ninevites' belief in the missionary's sermon was their conduct. After paying the fare, he went aboard and sailed for Tarshish to flee from the LORD.'' He goes closely by his instructions. He walks part way into the city and really lets them have it with an 8-word sermon. His method was earnest, courageous, impressive. God was pleased with Jonah and with the people. This spirit also pervades the Church of Christ.I. Let us not think worse of Jonah than the case demands. Human nature needs it as much as ever it did. (3)We must speak the .language of comfort and encouragement. For do we not see here the messenger sent to Nineveh? Now Jonah was a real person. There is to be activity, earnestness. Now, Jonah is in Nineveh and he is dragging his foot to do God’s work. And how many are the stimulants to urge us to this active, aggressive work! 2. 2.) Jonahs preaching was like all warnings of judgment: it was an invitation to repent and avert the promised judgment. He followed God, but not from the heart. Jonah is called to preach to Nineveh a second time. There is this further wonder in the forgiving and forbearing of God, that He causes the trials of the returning penitent to be the means of good. Perhaps we should ask, "Has God spoken to your heart about any area of your life?" First, God acted in total consistency with His Word: The instant I speak concerning a nation and concerning a kingdom, to pluck up, to pull down, and to destroy it, if that nation against whom I have spoken turns from its evil, I will relent of the disaster that I thought to bring upon it (Jeremiah 18:7-8). Wherever God takes you, God can use you in that field... 1. 4. Its outflow is unstinted, averting myriad evils altogether, softening the inevitable, indemnifying the past by the amends of rich compensatory good. Jonah was foolish, Jonah was wise; foolish to expect to balk God, wise to learn so quickly his folly. Let us not think worse of Jonah than the case demands. Gigantic schemes, of which the world scarcely dreamed in days gone by, are being hourly put into practical effect. The forsworn task he enforces with the strong arm he must see done. The message as well as the commission must bear the impress of Divinity. When he accomplished the will of God, and found it so easy, doubtless he thought, "Why did I not do it at first?". 2) He also then realized that to believe a lie is to forsake God’s mercy. Some preach for the sake of the sermon. Preach a Gospel of conviction of sin, of repentance, of regeneration, of the witness of the Spirit, by which human hearts are made new, human character is transformed, human faces are transfigured, and dying mortals are translated into that glory where all are always like Him.(J. Stephen T. Um. This indefiniteness, this far-off century, this millennium dawning out of small faith is not of the Gospel. There is to be activity, earnestness. Affliction, moreover, had left its mark on him. And did it not make matters worse that God had bidden Jonah to carry to Nineveh such a disheartening, exasperating message?III. Christ expects men and women to be able to come to the preaching of the Gospel with as much freedom as they go along the highways. We imitate a useless, liturgical style of architecture. — not to one's self simply, but to the city? 'Preach The Word' is a not-for-profit Christian ministry which exists to provide sound Bible teaching to all. (3)Consciousness of personal acceptance with God.5. Far to the east was Nineveh, far to the west was Tarshish. Note that Jonah was obedient at last to the holy orders. It was about what God does and what happens to you. “Forty days more, and Nineveh shall be over thrown.” Jonah still dripping with the evidence of God’s grace in the form of fish guts offers to Nineveh a graceless, hope-less sermon. You and I are to preach that very same Jesus who went into Rome, and into Athens, and into Asia-Minor, and whom our fathers preached, and whom our fathers revered. "Arise and go" is the Divine command to every church, to every society, to every Christian to-day.II. We have built our churches away from the people. Nineveh was a city filled with violence, witchcraft, immorality, and sin of every kind. God matches every move of Jonah with a counter move of correction. It is not difficult to obtain men, in this age, who are quite ready to go to great cities. The prophet’s preaching is a minimum message of destruction, while it is the king of Nineveh who calls for repentance and conversion (3:4–10); the instant conversion of the Ninevites is greeted by Jonah with anger and sulking . We may cherish great expectations concerning the hardest fields of the heathen world.4. It was solemn, humiliating, definite, merciful. 3. The preacher must have weight of personal character; not only piety, but weight of character. What does that involve? A success scarcely paralleled in ancient or in modern times. Within the Church are the leverages and forces to bring the millennium to this sinking world.II. THE EFFECT OF CHRISTIAN ENTERPRISE.1. Not only did Christ refer to Jonah as a prophet, but also in the Old Testament historical books he is referred to as a servant, “…according to the word of the LORD God of Israel, which He had spoken through His servant Jonah the son of Amittai, the prophet who was from Gath Hepher” (2 Kings 14: 25 NKJV). A. The religious use of fear.5. He was talking about what it takes to upset your faith. Posts about preaching on jonah written by Sean Tucker. I then realized with terror that we would be in this series when Easter came. Ungodly persons, when they are brought into trouble, cannot pray. Their fitness for the discharge of spiritual functions is due to their previous endowment, with spiritual gifts. Unsuitable because of the self-deception which he could practise on himself, and his moral confusion and compromise. Jonah. He heard their cry of repentance. Learn that genuine repentance averts the punitive purposes of God. "Arise and go" is the Divine command to every church, to every society, to every Christian to-day.II. That is for the prophets of evolution, of aesthetics and social culture, for the false prophets. 3. Chosen to hear the Word. Man may disobey God in two ways. Misery, calamity, peril, and the sense of an ever present God who had brought them, did their work; and the prophet, back again at the starting-point, heeds the Divine voice, and turns with an obedient heart to fulfil the mission which he had thought to escape. Our sins will not alter them; our troubles will not alter them; our deliverance will not alter them. The ideal of a man's life is to believe in that will, and will it, and find his joy in doing it. Three parts in preaching. If we are to preach to people the preaching God bids us to preach them, how are we to reach them? THE EFFECT OF CHRISTIAN ENTERPRISE.1. THE EFFECT OF CHRISTIAN ENTERPRISE.1. Most only know it as an amusing story about a prophet and a “whale.” While others know the story of Jonah, a man on the run from God. )Christian enterpriseS. According to (4:11), there were 120,000 people who lived in this city. The slight change of form in the expression seems full of meaning. 3. CHRISTIAN ENTERPRISE IS DIVINELY COMMANDED. Christ expects men and women to be able to come to the preaching of the Gospel with as much freedom as they go along the highways. H. Doyle.This is an age of enterprise. But there are many who, when they go, do not do what God tells them to do. Secondly, the Assyrians were the enemies of Israel, and Jonah certainly didn't have any desire to see God deliver them. The preaching must be only what God wants. (Canon Hussey. THE SPIRITUAL DESERTER'S RETURN IS FOLLOWED BY HIS RE-ENGAGEMENT. 1–2 Thessalonians. Jonah knew exactly what God required – "however." There might be more, but that’s just what is said here. They believed God, they repented in sackcloth and in ashes.2. Now God is more definite. There must be no mistake, no dodging, no evasion. Then the word of the LORD came to Jonah a second time: “Go to the great city of Nineveh and proclaim to it the message I give you.” Jonah obeyed the word of the LORD and went to Nineveh. He did what he should have done at first. What a fear to be entertained by a missionary!2. Preach on topics including obedience, running from the call of God, and God's propensity to forgive the unforgivable. 1. It is one thing not to know the will of God and to miss it. Jonah was brought to God's command a second time; and if he had refused, he would have been brought to it a third time. You can tell a lot about people by what it takes to shake them.But there is another side to that as well. It received the approval of God. The Church is to be as the "salt of the earth." His chains must bind. Just simply the plain old Gospel of the old time. Just simply the plain old Gospel of the old time. Week three speaking at this church and I used the story of Jonah to speak to the guys about our tendency to make church about ourselves and reminding them of God’s big mission to rescue everything.Leave me your thoughts. - J.E.H. He and his wife, Barbara, live in Wyncote, Pennsylvania, and have four children and an ever-increasing number of grandchildren. the very point at which we were, and start again." )Christian enterpriseS. [Draper, "Jonah" 8] The person God uses is not the issue. As to the substance of his message, the preacher has no discretionary power. What does that involve? It is an altogether different thing to know the will of God and refuse it. We seem to act as if God retired into the distance of heaven, and took no cognisance of the actions of man. )Christian enterpriseS. It is included in God's command to Jonah, " Arise, go...and preach... that I bid thee." WHAT ABOUT THE PLACE; WHAT ABOUT THE EXACT METHODS; WHAT ABOUT THE APPLIANCES OF THE GOSPEL? I am a runner by nature. Amends for the past and amendment for the future are both exacted sternly. It must be positive; mainly concerned in the teaching of truth, rather than in the refutation of error. The Bible says that David served his own generation by the will of God. But he is also a man on the run from his responsibility – to share the message of God’s mercy to others. (5-9) *summary of response (5) * The king’s actions and words (6-9) He knew that God was a loving Father to him. The world is more active and energetic than ever before. 1. All races of men have been in God's loving care.2. It is included in God's command to Jonah, " Arise, go...and preach... that I bid thee." His reason he gives in Jonah 4:2. God was pleased with Jonah and with the people. Our sermon ideas on Jonah will help you preach a powerful message on the difficult commission of God. Is it being saved as we might save it? In defence of small creatures everywhere, I make the following observations: 1. Nothing can be accomplished without time, trouble, expense, and labour.III. The Gospel. 3.) )Christian enterpriseS. "The people believed God." And did it not make matters worse that God had bidden Jonah to carry to Nineveh such a disheartening, exasperating message?III. What else is worth preaching, or can or dare be preached? God was merciful to Nineveh in sending the messenger to warn the city, and in preparing the hearts of the people for the message. But there are many who, when they go, do not do what God tells them to do. 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