Jonah Chapter 1 week 2
July 21, 2013
Pastor Greg Laurie
God is a God of second chances.
Sin will take you further then you want to go. It will keep you longer them you want to stay. Sin will cost you more then you want to pay.
Three types of storms:
Jonah was in a correcting storm. "Reaping what you sow"
Jonah 1:4-5 (NLT)
But the Lord hurled a powerful wind over the sea, causing a violent storm that threatened to break the ship apart.  Fearing for their lives, the desperate sailors shouted to their gods for help and threw the cargo overboard to lighten the ship. But all this time Jonah was sound asleep down in the hold.
Romans 13:11-12 (NLT)
This is all the more urgent, for you know how late it is; time is running out. Wake up, for our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed.  The night is almost gone; the day of salvation will soon be here. So remove your dark deeds like dirty clothes, and put on the shining armor of right living.
Jonah 1:8 (NLT)
"Why has this awful storm come down on us?" they demanded. "Who are you? What is your line of work? What country are you from? What is your nationality?"
Matthew 27:63 (NLT)
They told him, "Sir, we remember what that deceiver once said while he was still alive: 'After three days I will rise from the dead.'
Some times nonbelievers have a better idea of how a believer should act then a believer does.
Nonbelievers will fear God while believers will not.
Jonah 1:16 (NLT)
The sailors were awestruck by the Lord's great power, and they offered him a sacrifice and vowed to serve him.
Jonah 1:17 (NLT)
Now the Lord had arranged for a great fish to swallow Jonah. And Jonah was inside the fish for three days and three nights.
This is one of the most questioned stories in the Bible.
Jonah 2:7 (NLT)
As my life was slipping away, I remembered the Lord. And my earnest prayer went out to you in your holy Temple.
Jonah did not ask for deliverance he gave praise.
Adam and Eve
Jonah was repented and regurgitated
Remember, repent, repeat (do the first works quickly)