Jonah: In Deep Water – When We Run
June 27, 2021
Jonah: In Deep Water – When We Run
Sunday, June 27, 2021
Pastor Mike Bailey
How often do we get ourselves in trouble when we choose to not listen? Did your parents ever say to you, “You’re in deep water!” The mere definition of the phrase means to find yourself in trouble or difficulty. And often we continue to sink deeper and deeper once we make that initial decision. Jonah was given an assignment from God, and when he did not listen, he found himself swimming. God sent a storm to change Jonah’s plans and place him exactly where God originally wanted him to be. We can learn how our choices play a direct role in where we find ourselves today as we study the story of Jonah.
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July 18 – In Deep Water: When We Miss It
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- Jonah was a task. (1-2)
But the Lord said, “Go, for Saul is my chosen instrument to take my message to the Gentiles and to kings, as well as to the people of Israel.” Acts 9:15
a. He was asked to do something .
For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7
“For nothing will be impossible with God.” Luke 1:37 (NASB)
b. His and got in the way.
Pride ends in humiliation, while humility brings honor. Proverbs 29:23
2. Jonah tried to from the task. (3)
a. He he could not get away from God.
I can never escape from your Spirit! I can never get away from your presence! If I go up to heaven, you are there; if I go down to the grave, you are there. If I ride the wings of the morning, if I dwell by the farthest oceans, even there your hand will guide me, and your strength will support me. Psalm 139:7-10
b. He tried to himself from the opportunity.
And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. Romans 8:28
3. Jonah experienced God’s . (4-15)
Don’t act thoughtlessly, but understand what the Lord wants you to do. Ephesians 5:17
a. God used .
“Just ask the animals, and they will teach you. Ask the birds of the sky, and they will tell you. Speak to the earth, and it will instruct you. Let the fish in the sea speak to you. For they all know that my disaster has come from the hand of the LORD. For the life of every living thing is in his hand, and the breath of every human being.” Job 12:7-10
b. God used .
We may throw the dice, but the LORD determines how they fall. Proverbs 16:33
c. God used .
…who previously was useless to you, but now is useful both to you and to me. Philemon 11 (NASB)
4. God still used a situation. (16-17)
Though they stumble, they will never fall, for the LORD holds them by the hand. Psalm 37:24
a. He stopped the .
Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand. Isaiah 41:10
b. He changed the of the witnesses.
In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our wrongdoings, according to the riches of His grace. Ephesians 1:7 (NASB)
5. God can turn our into something amazing.
This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! 2 Corinthians 5:17
a. The solution is found in .
But thank God! He gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 15:57
b. By accepting Jesus we will find new .
Jesus told her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in me will live, even after dying.” John 11:25
If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9
Closing: Are you running from God? Will you turn around today?