Lies We Believe “Week Two: What & Why”October 11, 2020
Lie for today: I know I’m doing & I know I’m doing it.
1 From inside the fish Jonah prayed to the LORD his God. 2 He said: “In my distress I called to the LORD, and he answered me. From deep in the realm of the dead I called for help, and you listened to my cry. 3 You hurled me into the depths, into the very heart of the seas, and the currents swirled about me; all your waves and breakers swept over me. 4 I said, ‘I have been banished from your sight; yet I will look again toward your holy temple.’ 5 The engulfing waters threatened me, the deep surrounded me; seaweed was wrapped around my head. 6 To the roots of the mountains I sank down; the earth beneath barred me in forever. But you, LORD my God, brought my life up from the pit. 7 “When my life was ebbing away, I remembered you, LORD, and my prayer rose to you, to your holy temple. 8 “Those who cling to worthless idols turn away from God’s love for them. 9 But I, with shouts of grateful praise, will sacrifice to you. What I have vowed I will make good. I will say, ‘Salvation comes from the LORD.’ ” 10 And the LORD commanded the fish, and it vomited Jonah onto dry land. – Jonah 2:1-10
“Those who cling to worthless idols turn away from God’s love for them.” – Jonah 2:8
(1) Just like Jonah, I can’t see the that are driving what & why I do certain things.
(2) Just like with Jonah, God will my idols for His glory & my good.
(3) Just like Jonah, we make idols out of comfort, & expectations.
(4) Just like Jonah, we get to determine how it gets before we respond in obedience.
The engulfing waters threatened me, the deep surrounded me; seaweed was wrapped around my head. – Jonah 2:5
Initial Word ⇒ On the Dock ⇒ On the Boat ⇒ In the Water
(5) Just like with Jonah, God is our great .