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Moments that Matter: Jonah Part 3

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October 30, 2016
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Balanced Living with Dr. Jim Reeve

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Moments that Matter: Jonah Part 3

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  • - Dan Reeve: The story
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  • of Jonah shows us
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  • the true character of God.
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  • God loved Jonah so much
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  • he chased him down.
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  • God loves you more than you can
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  • ever imagine.
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  • And you know that love is
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  • the most powerful force
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  • on the planet.
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  • They tried to kill love
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  • on a cross.
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  • It didn't kill love,
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  • - Dan: Would you look at
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  • the person next to you and say,
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  • "Move it or lose it"?
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  • No, no, no, don't really
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  • say that.
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  • [laughing]
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  • Some of y'all said that with
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  • anger like you just fought with
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  • your spouse on the way here
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  • and you like had permission
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  • to say that.
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  • Look at the person next to you
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  • and say, "This moment can
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  • become a movement."
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  • Now, pretend like you're
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  • actually awake.
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  • Come on, it's already like
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  • almost 12:30 , okay?
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  • Like, football games have
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  • already been won and lost
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  • and you're barely waking up.
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  • So, pretend like you've had
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  • a little bit more coffee
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  • and look at the person
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  • on your other side and say,
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  • "This moment can
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  • become a movement."
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  • You see, I don't believe that
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  • this is any ordinary moment.
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  • The moment may seem ordinary
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  • but our God is not.
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  • This year, I've been speaking on
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  • moments that matter.
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  • I don't think we always
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  • recognize, we always acknowledge
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  • the moments that really matter
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  • in life.
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  • I don't think we get that it's
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  • what we do in the moments when
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  • no one is watching that take us
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  • to the moments when everyone
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  • is watching.
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  • It's what we do in the moments
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  • that don't seem to matter that
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  • actually take us to the moments
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  • that matter the most.
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  • Choose to define the moments
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  • in your life.
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  • Don't let the moments
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  • define you.
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  • Choose to frame the moments.
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  • Do not let the moments
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  • frame your life.
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  • And please, value what a moment
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  • can do in you rather than just
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  • for you because internal growth
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  • is a greater value than
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  • external increase.
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  • Now, to maximize a moment,
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  • we need to be present.
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  • You see, you can be somewhere
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  • but not really be there.
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  • Your body's there but your mind
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  • is somewhere else.
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  • If you don't believe me,
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  • just think like when we go
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  • to our kids' sporting events.
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  • Maybe your kid plays soccer
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  • or maybe they play football.
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  • And maybe you're the one crazy
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  • parent running up and down
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  • the field yelling and screaming
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  • at your kid, while most parents
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  • are looking at their phones,
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  • you know?
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  • They're there but they're
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  • somewhere else.
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  • They're maybe even looking at
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  • the field and they're physically
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  • there but their mind is
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  • somewhere else.
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  • It happens in church.
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  • Of course, not you,
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  • maybe the person next to you.
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  • You're here but you're not
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  • really here.
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  • You were here for worship, but
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  • you didn't engage in worship.
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  • You're here for the message,
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  • but you're not really hearing
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  • the message.
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  • At the end of my life, I don't
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  • want to look back and think
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  • and realize that I missed
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  • the moments that mattered
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  • because I was there
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  • We must be present to maximize
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  • the moments.
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  • I thought Jonah was
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  • a 1-week message,
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  • and God birthed it into
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  • a 2-week message,
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  • and then he birthed it now into
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  • a 3-week message.
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  • So, I really believe Jonah spent
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  • 3 days in the belly of the beast
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  • so hopefully the third time
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  • is a charm and we can go on
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  • Jonah and then move on
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  • to something else.
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  • But I believe God has something
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  • for us this afternoon.
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  • And if you have your Bibles,
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  • go to Jonah chapter 4.
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  • We're gonna be reading
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  • the entire fourth chapter,
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  • last chapter of Jonah.
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  • Beginning in verse 1, "But to
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  • Jonah this seemed very wrong,
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  • and he became angry.
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  • He prayed to the Lord,
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  • 'Isn't this what I said, Lord,
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  • when I was still at home?
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  • This is what I tried
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  • to forestall by fleeing
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  • to Tarshish.
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  • I knew that you are a gracious
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  • and compassionate God, slow
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  • to anger and abounding in love,
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  • a God who relents from
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  • sending calamity.
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  • Now, Lord, take my life,
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  • for it is better for me to die
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  • than to live.'
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  • But the Lord replied, 'Is it
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  • right for you to be angry?'
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  • Jonah had gone out
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  • and sat down at a place east
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  • of the city.
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  • There he made himself a shelter,
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  • sat in its shade and waited
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  • to see what would happen
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  • to the city.
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  • Then the Lord God
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  • provided a leafy plant
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  • and made it grow up
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  • over Jonah to give shade for his
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  • head to ease his discomfort,
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  • and Jonah was very happy
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  • about the plant.
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  • But at dawn the next day God
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  • provided a worm, which chewed
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  • the plant so that it withered.
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  • When the sun rose, God provided
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  • a scorching east wind,
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  • and the sun blazed on Jonah's
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  • head so that he grew faint.
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  • He wanted to die, and said,
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  • 'It would be better for me
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  • to die than to live.'
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  • But God said to Jonah,
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  • 'Is it right for you to be
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  • angry about the plant?'
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  • 'It is,' he said.
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  • 'And I'm so angry I wish
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  • I were dead.'
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  • But the Lord said, 'You
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  • have been concerned about this
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  • plant, though you did not tend
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  • it or make it grow.
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  • It sprang up overnight
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  • and died overnight.
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  • And should I not have concern
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  • for the great city of Nineveh,
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  • in which there are more than
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  • a hundred and twenty thousand
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  • people who cannot tell their
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  • right hand from their
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  • left hand--
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  • and also many animals?'"
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  • All the animal rights activists
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  • All save the whales people.
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  • All dogs go to heaven.
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  • This is like your verse, people.
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  • Get excited.
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  • To recap, Jonah is found
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  • in the Old Testament.
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  • Remember, the Bible has
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  • 66 books,
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  • 27 books in the New Testament,
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  • 39 books in the Old Testament.
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  • Of the 39 books in
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  • the Old Testament,
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  • 17 of them are what we call
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  • prophetic books, written
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  • from the days of Elijah to
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  • the probably till the time
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  • of Malachi.
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  • And there are the major and
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  • there are the minor prophets,
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  • 12 minor, 5 major.
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  • Major and minor refer
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  • to the length of the book,
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  • not the importance of the book.
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  • And Jonah is one of
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  • the minor prophets.
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  • Unlike the other prophetic
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  • books, the Book of Jonah is
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  • narrative with the exception
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  • of chapter 2, which is
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  • Jonah's prayer from the belly
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  • of a beast.
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  • Being a narrative means
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  • that there is a setting.
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  • It means that there's a theme.
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  • It means that there are
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  • characters.
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  • But being a narrative also means
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  • that it is more open
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  • to interpretation than
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  • other passages of Scripture.
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  • And Jonah opens up with God
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  • speaking to Jonah himself,
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  • the main character,
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  • Now, Amittai in Hebrew
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  • means truth.
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  • Jonah's name means dove
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  • so we have dove, son of truth.
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  • In biblical times, names had
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  • significance, names had meaning.
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  • It wasn't dove, son of grace.
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  • It wasn't dove, son of love.
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  • It was dove, son of truth.
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  • And God tells Jonah, "Go
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  • to the great city of Nineveh.
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  • Go."
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  • Look at the person next to you
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  • and say, "Go."
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  • Go!
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  • Go.
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  • You see often when God speaks,
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  • God sends.
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  • Jesus told his disciples,
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  • "Go into all the world
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  • and make disciples."
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  • God told Moses, "Go free
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  • the Israelites from captivity."
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  • God told Ananias, "Go to Saul."
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  • Throughout Scripture, we see God
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  • telling people to go because God
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  • wants to send us forward where
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  • the enemy wants to hold us back.
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  • But if you remember sometimes
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  • God sends us to people in places
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  • we do not want to go.
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  • Moses did not want to go free
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  • the Israelites.
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  • Ananias did not want to go
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  • to Saul.
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  • And Jonah does not want to go
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  • to Nineveh.
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  • Nineveh was a wicked place.
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  • It was the capital of
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  • the ancient Assyrian empire.
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  • Here's some interesting
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  • information on it.
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  • The Syrian empire ruled much
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  • of the world during its reign.
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  • As its capital, Nineveh was
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  • a powerful influential city.
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  • The Syrians brought many
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  • scientific, philosophical, and
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  • practical advances to humanity
  • 00:07:45.280 --> 00:07:48.010
  • as well as inventions we still
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  • use today, locks and keys,
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  • the system that kept time using
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  • the 360-degree circle,
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  • paved roads, postal system,
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  • libraries, and plumbing.
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  • Anyone glad for the Assyrians
  • 00:08:00.160 --> 00:08:02.140
  • developing plumbing?
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  • The gates and ruins of Nineveh
  • 00:08:04.090 --> 00:08:06.020
  • are still standing today.
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  • Nineveh was located in what
  • 00:08:08.140 --> 00:08:09.250
  • today would be northern Iraq.
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  • You see, sometimes God speaks
  • 00:08:13.040 --> 00:08:14.160
  • but then we don't like what
  • 00:08:14.160 --> 00:08:15.240
  • he spoke.
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  • He spoke to Jonah, but then
  • 00:08:16.260 --> 00:08:17.210
  • Jonah did not like what God
  • 00:08:17.210 --> 00:08:18.270
  • spoke to him.
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  • It's one thing when you want
  • 00:08:20.170 --> 00:08:21.170
  • to hear from God
  • 00:08:21.170 --> 00:08:22.090
  • and he seems silent.
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  • That's hard but what's even
  • 00:08:23.290 --> 00:08:25.000
  • harder is when God does
  • 00:08:25.000 --> 00:08:26.090
  • speak to you and you do not like
  • 00:08:26.090 --> 00:08:28.030
  • what he spoke.
  • 00:08:28.030 --> 00:08:29.110
  • And Jonah does not like what God
  • 00:08:29.110 --> 00:08:30.230
  • told him so Jonah does what many
  • 00:08:30.230 --> 00:08:32.180
  • of us do and Jonah runs.
  • 00:08:32.180 --> 00:08:35.100
  • But he's not running to where
  • 00:08:35.100 --> 00:08:36.160
  • God told him, he's running from.
  • 00:08:36.160 --> 00:08:39.120
  • See, he should have learned--he
  • 00:08:39.120 --> 00:08:41.250
  • should have realized we can
  • 00:08:41.250 --> 00:08:43.160
  • realize that we can either run
  • 00:08:43.160 --> 00:08:45.010
  • to where God's calling us
  • 00:08:45.010 --> 00:08:45.280
  • or we can run from.
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  • We can learn from David who
  • 00:08:47.200 --> 00:08:49.190
  • didn't run from the battle,
  • 00:08:49.190 --> 00:08:51.160
  • he ran to the battle.
  • 00:08:51.160 --> 00:08:52.270
  • David didn't run from the giant,
  • 00:08:52.270 --> 00:08:54.100
  • he ran to the giant.
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  • He didn't run from Goliath,
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  • How many of you know embracing,
  • 00:09:00.030 --> 00:09:02.210
  • embracing the destiny that's on
  • 00:09:02.210 --> 00:09:04.000
  • your life with God's calling is
  • 00:09:04.000 --> 00:09:05.210
  • hard but running from it is
  • 00:09:05.210 --> 00:09:07.270
  • even harder?
  • 00:09:08.090 --> 00:09:11.090
  • And Jonah does not run to his
  • 00:09:11.090 --> 00:09:12.200
  • calling, he runs from it.
  • 00:09:12.250 --> 00:09:15.250
  • Now, why did Jonah run?
  • 00:09:15.250 --> 00:09:17.110
  • Well, maybe Jonah was afraid.
  • 00:09:17.110 --> 00:09:18.280
  • After all, he's Israel's prophet
  • 00:09:18.280 --> 00:09:20.230
  • and going to Nineveh was not
  • 00:09:20.230 --> 00:09:21.270
  • a welcome destination for him
  • 00:09:21.270 --> 00:09:23.150
  • so maybe he was scared.
  • 00:09:23.150 --> 00:09:26.010
  • How often do we let fear stop us
  • 00:09:26.010 --> 00:09:27.250
  • from accomplishing all that
  • 00:09:27.250 --> 00:09:29.110
  • God's called us to accomplish?
  • 00:09:29.110 --> 00:09:31.140
  • We get afraid and so we do
  • 00:09:31.140 --> 00:09:32.210
  • nothing and we can become
  • 00:09:32.210 --> 00:09:34.000
  • paralyzed by fear.
  • 00:09:34.000 --> 00:09:36.020
  • But God has not given you
  • 00:09:36.020 --> 00:09:37.130
  • a spirit of fear.
  • 00:09:37.130 --> 00:09:38.160
  • God has given you a spirit
  • 00:09:38.160 --> 00:09:39.100
  • of love, and power,
  • 00:09:39.100 --> 00:09:40.160
  • and self-control.
  • 00:09:40.160 --> 00:09:41.160
  • See, God says sometimes you
  • 00:09:41.160 --> 00:09:43.010
  • just need to do it afraid.
  • 00:09:43.010 --> 00:09:44.260
  • Maybe Jonah didn't want to go
  • 00:09:45.120 --> 00:09:48.120
  • because he didn't want
  • 00:09:48.120 --> 00:09:49.020
  • the Ninevites to repent.
  • 00:09:49.020 --> 00:09:51.140
  • He wanted them to suffer.
  • 00:09:51.140 --> 00:09:53.070
  • He wanted them to pay for what
  • 00:09:53.070 --> 00:09:54.250
  • they'd done.
  • 00:09:54.250 --> 00:09:56.170
  • And so, we see that maybe Jonah
  • 00:09:56.170 --> 00:09:58.150
  • is not just, maybe Jonah's not
  • 00:09:58.150 --> 00:10:01.100
  • just running from Nineveh.
  • 00:10:01.100 --> 00:10:03.070
  • Maybe Jonah is not just running
  • 00:10:03.070 --> 00:10:06.040
  • from God, but maybe Jonah is
  • 00:10:06.040 --> 00:10:07.200
  • running from something on
  • 00:10:07.200 --> 00:10:08.240
  • the inside of himself.
  • 00:10:08.240 --> 00:10:10.250
  • And I find so many people spend
  • 00:10:10.250 --> 00:10:12.060
  • their entire lives running,
  • 00:10:12.060 --> 00:10:14.090
  • not from something out there,
  • 00:10:14.090 --> 00:10:16.110
  • but from something inside here.
  • 00:10:16.190 --> 00:10:19.190
  • And so, we see that the story is
  • 00:10:19.190 --> 00:10:21.170
  • not just about God saving
  • 00:10:21.170 --> 00:10:23.110
  • Nineveh, but God wanting to save
  • 00:10:23.110 --> 00:10:24.260
  • Jonah so Jonah can go save
  • 00:10:24.260 --> 00:10:27.030
  • Nineveh.
  • 00:10:27.030 --> 00:10:28.090
  • And so, Jonah goes to Joppa and
  • 00:10:28.090 --> 00:10:30.060
  • he boards a ship for Tarshish.
  • 00:10:30.060 --> 00:10:32.200
  • Now, Tarshish, if you remember,
  • 00:10:32.200 --> 00:10:34.200
  • is the opposite direction
  • 00:10:34.200 --> 00:10:35.260
  • of Nineveh.
  • 00:10:35.260 --> 00:10:38.060
  • Nineveh is the deserts of Iraq
  • 00:10:38.060 --> 00:10:40.090
  • where Tarshish is like
  • 00:10:40.090 --> 00:10:41.170
  • the beaches of Spain.
  • 00:10:41.170 --> 00:10:43.270
  • So, Jonah's like,
  • 00:10:43.270 --> 00:10:44.200
  • "I'm not going to the desert.
  • 00:10:44.200 --> 00:10:45.240
  • I'm going to the beach."
  • 00:10:45.240 --> 00:10:47.160
  • And he boards a ship
  • 00:10:47.160 --> 00:10:48.170
  • and on this ship, a storm
  • 00:10:48.170 --> 00:10:50.070
  • begins to beat against it.
  • 00:10:50.070 --> 00:10:52.240
  • It's so severe that they're
  • 00:10:52.240 --> 00:10:53.110
  • throwing cargo off.
  • 00:10:53.110 --> 00:10:55.050
  • And if you were Jonah, kind
  • 00:10:55.050 --> 00:10:56.070
  • of thinking like, "God, can't
  • 00:10:56.070 --> 00:10:57.150
  • I just run away from you
  • 00:10:57.150 --> 00:10:59.050
  • and not deal with the storm?"
  • 00:10:59.050 --> 00:11:00.200
  • But sometimes we're trying to
  • 00:11:00.200 --> 00:11:01.170
  • run away from God yet we feel
  • 00:11:01.170 --> 00:11:03.040
  • like the storm's pounding.
  • 00:11:03.040 --> 00:11:04.230
  • It's hitting our lives.
  • 00:11:04.230 --> 00:11:06.200
  • And so, they cast lots and they
  • 00:11:06.200 --> 00:11:08.140
  • realize that the lot falls on
  • 00:11:08.140 --> 00:11:10.070
  • Jonah and Jonah's like,
  • 00:11:10.070 --> 00:11:11.080
  • "Just throw me over.
  • 00:11:11.080 --> 00:11:12.240
  • Throw me over.
  • 00:11:12.240 --> 00:11:13.130
  • I want to die."
  • 00:11:13.130 --> 00:11:15.160
  • Y'all know life is bad when
  • 00:11:15.160 --> 00:11:16.240
  • death seems better than living
  • 00:11:16.240 --> 00:11:18.280
  • the next day, yet sometimes
  • 00:11:18.280 --> 00:11:20.010
  • we can be there.
  • 00:11:20.010 --> 00:11:21.210
  • And so, they don't want to throw
  • 00:11:21.210 --> 00:11:22.160
  • Jonah over.
  • 00:11:22.160 --> 00:11:23.160
  • They don't want to.
  • 00:11:23.160 --> 00:11:24.130
  • They try to row back to shore,
  • 00:11:24.130 --> 00:11:26.060
  • but they're unsuccessful
  • 00:11:26.060 --> 00:11:27.020
  • and they're left with no option
  • 00:11:27.020 --> 00:11:29.010
  • but to throw Jonah overboard.
  • 00:11:29.010 --> 00:11:31.180
  • And so, they throw Jonah over
  • 00:11:31.180 --> 00:11:33.240
  • and immediately the storm stops
  • 00:11:33.240 --> 00:11:35.140
  • and like the sailors are
  • 00:11:35.140 --> 00:11:36.080
  • freaked out.
  • 00:11:36.080 --> 00:11:37.130
  • But you know who's most
  • 00:11:37.130 --> 00:11:38.120
  • freaked out?
  • 00:11:38.120 --> 00:11:39.130
  • Jonah!
  • 00:11:39.130 --> 00:11:41.030
  • He's like floating in open
  • 00:11:41.030 --> 00:11:42.260
  • water, probably feeling like
  • 00:11:42.260 --> 00:11:45.080
  • he's drowning, drowning in a sea
  • 00:11:45.080 --> 00:11:47.140
  • of despair, drowning in a sea
  • 00:11:47.140 --> 00:11:49.040
  • of hopelessness when all of
  • 00:11:49.040 --> 00:11:52.030
  • a sudden, he's swallowed by a--
  • 00:11:52.290 --> 00:11:55.290
  • did someone say dinosaur?
  • 00:11:56.060 --> 00:11:59.060
  • He's swallowed by a fish.
  • 00:12:00.240 --> 00:12:03.240
  • And looking around probably
  • 00:12:03.240 --> 00:12:05.040
  • thinking, "This is isn't what
  • 00:12:05.040 --> 00:12:07.060
  • I expected.
  • 00:12:07.060 --> 00:12:08.010
  • This isn't where I thought
  • 00:12:08.010 --> 00:12:09.060
  • I would be."
  • 00:12:09.060 --> 00:12:10.270
  • Anyone in life you look around
  • 00:12:10.270 --> 00:12:12.230
  • right now and you're like,
  • 00:12:12.230 --> 00:12:13.260
  • "This isn't where I thought
  • 00:12:13.260 --> 00:12:14.210
  • I'd be now.
  • 00:12:14.210 --> 00:12:15.140
  • I thought I'd be further along
  • 00:12:15.140 --> 00:12:16.260
  • in life.
  • 00:12:16.260 --> 00:12:17.170
  • I thought I'd be further along
  • 00:12:17.170 --> 00:12:18.220
  • in my career."
  • 00:12:18.220 --> 00:12:19.210
  • Someone's thinking, "I thought
  • 00:12:19.210 --> 00:12:20.150
  • I'd be married by now."
  • 00:12:20.150 --> 00:12:22.090
  • You're thinking,
  • 00:12:22.090 --> 00:12:22.270
  • "This isn't the life,
  • 00:12:22.270 --> 00:12:24.170
  • the isn't the life that
  • 00:12:24.170 --> 00:12:25.280
  • I--this is isn't the life that
  • 00:12:25.280 --> 00:12:27.280
  • I expected."
  • 00:12:27.280 --> 00:12:29.200
  • And we can look around and just
  • 00:12:29.200 --> 00:12:32.040
  • feel like it's hopeless when
  • 00:12:32.040 --> 00:12:34.000
  • actually, this is a situation
  • 00:12:34.000 --> 00:12:36.110
  • of hope.
  • 00:12:36.110 --> 00:12:37.160
  • We can feel like it's the end,
  • 00:12:37.160 --> 00:12:39.110
  • like this is the place of death
  • 00:12:39.110 --> 00:12:41.060
  • when actually, this is the place
  • 00:12:41.060 --> 00:12:42.150
  • of new life.
  • 00:12:42.150 --> 00:12:44.090
  • You see, when you cannot find
  • 00:12:44.090 --> 00:12:45.140
  • a way out, God will see you
  • 00:12:45.140 --> 00:12:47.180
  • through.
  • 00:12:47.180 --> 00:12:48.130
  • The fish, the belly of this
  • 00:12:48.130 --> 00:12:51.120
  • beast is actually a place
  • 00:12:51.120 --> 00:12:53.090
  • of confinement.
  • 00:12:53.090 --> 00:12:55.060
  • It's a place where you feel
  • 00:12:55.060 --> 00:12:56.180
  • trapped, looking around like,
  • 00:12:56.180 --> 00:12:58.250
  • "How can I get out of here?
  • 00:12:58.250 --> 00:13:00.060
  • I just want to get out."
  • 00:13:00.060 --> 00:13:02.030
  • And when we feel trapped,
  • 00:13:02.030 --> 00:13:04.020
  • we just want out.
  • 00:13:04.020 --> 00:13:05.090
  • But as I've been sharing during
  • 00:13:05.090 --> 00:13:06.160
  • this series, sometimes God wants
  • 00:13:06.160 --> 00:13:09.010
  • to get something out of us
  • 00:13:09.010 --> 00:13:10.190
  • before he gets us out
  • 00:13:10.190 --> 00:13:12.150
  • of something.
  • 00:13:12.150 --> 00:13:13.210
  • And so, Jonah is here,
  • 00:13:13.210 --> 00:13:15.250
  • probably feeling like he's being
  • 00:13:15.250 --> 00:13:17.220
  • punished.
  • 00:13:17.220 --> 00:13:18.250
  • So often in life, we're dealing
  • 00:13:18.250 --> 00:13:20.170
  • with the reality of things,
  • 00:13:20.170 --> 00:13:22.060
  • feeling like it's God punishing
  • 00:13:22.060 --> 00:13:24.080
  • us, choice and consequence,
  • 00:13:24.080 --> 00:13:25.250
  • cause and effect when the fish
  • 00:13:25.250 --> 00:13:28.020
  • is not God punishing Jonah.
  • 00:13:28.020 --> 00:13:30.250
  • The fish is actually God
  • 00:13:30.250 --> 00:13:32.050
  • saving Jonah.
  • 00:13:32.050 --> 00:13:34.160
  • I know what you're going through
  • 00:13:34.160 --> 00:13:35.270
  • right now may be difficult.
  • 00:13:35.270 --> 00:13:37.040
  • I know it may be hard.
  • 00:13:37.040 --> 00:13:39.040
  • I know it may be challenging
  • 00:13:39.040 --> 00:13:40.240
  • but if it doesn't challenge you,
  • 00:13:40.240 --> 00:13:41.280
  • it will not change you.
  • 00:13:41.280 --> 00:13:43.240
  • I know, listen, listen,
  • 00:13:43.240 --> 00:13:45.090
  • I know it may be painful.
  • 00:13:45.140 --> 00:13:48.140
  • You look around it's like,
  • 00:13:48.140 --> 00:13:49.190
  • "This is painful."
  • 00:13:49.190 --> 00:13:51.110
  • And I heard a preacher say that
  • 00:13:51.110 --> 00:13:52.130
  • your pain will either become
  • 00:13:52.130 --> 00:13:53.230
  • Right now looking around, this
  • 00:13:56.060 --> 00:13:57.130
  • is either gonna become my prison
  • 00:13:57.130 --> 00:13:59.060
  • or this is gonna become
  • 00:13:59.060 --> 00:14:00.060
  • my platform.
  • 00:14:00.060 --> 00:14:01.010
  • But you know that your most
  • 00:14:01.010 --> 00:14:01.240
  • painful moment can give birth
  • 00:14:01.240 --> 00:14:04.030
  • to your most powerful moment but
  • 00:14:04.030 --> 00:14:06.120
  • it's, who you gonna call, right?
  • 00:14:06.120 --> 00:14:08.080
  • Someone, don't say Ghostbusters.
  • 00:14:08.080 --> 00:14:10.150
  • Who you gonna call?
  • 00:14:10.150 --> 00:14:12.010
  • Jonah calls, he prays from
  • 00:14:12.010 --> 00:14:14.010
  • the belly of a beast.
  • 00:14:14.010 --> 00:14:16.170
  • I used to think that prayer was
  • 00:14:16.170 --> 00:14:18.090
  • about getting God's attention
  • 00:14:18.090 --> 00:14:20.090
  • but, you know, I've discovered
  • 00:14:20.090 --> 00:14:21.200
  • that prayer is more about God
  • 00:14:21.200 --> 00:14:23.170
  • having my attention.
  • 00:14:23.170 --> 00:14:25.190
  • And in Jonah 2:2 we read, "In my
  • 00:14:25.190 --> 00:14:28.120
  • distress," Jonah says, "I called
  • 00:14:28.120 --> 00:14:30.000
  • to the Lord and he answered me."
  • 00:14:30.000 --> 00:14:32.290
  • And so, the fish ends up
  • 00:14:32.290 --> 00:14:34.260
  • He's like, "I'm all the way up."
  • 00:14:39.120 --> 00:14:41.110
  • The 8:30 service even started
  • 00:14:41.110 --> 00:14:42.240
  • laughing the hardest.
  • 00:14:42.240 --> 00:14:43.180
  • So, he's like, "I'm all--"
  • 00:14:43.180 --> 00:14:44.150
  • Jonah's here looking back
  • 00:14:44.150 --> 00:14:45.250
  • realizing, "The thing that I
  • 00:14:45.250 --> 00:14:47.070
  • thought was gonna destroy me
  • 00:14:47.070 --> 00:14:48.110
  • is actually the thing that
  • 00:14:48.110 --> 00:14:49.100
  • saved me.
  • 00:14:49.100 --> 00:14:50.030
  • The thing that I thought was
  • 00:14:50.030 --> 00:14:50.220
  • working against me was actually
  • 00:14:50.220 --> 00:14:52.100
  • the thing working for me."
  • 00:14:52.100 --> 00:14:54.180
  • Sometimes the thing you think is
  • 00:14:54.180 --> 00:14:56.110
  • destroying you is the very thing
  • 00:14:56.110 --> 00:14:57.150
  • God is using to
  • 00:14:57.150 --> 00:14:58.090
  • prepare you for what
  • 00:14:58.090 --> 00:14:59.250
  • he has prepared for you.
  • 00:15:00.290 --> 00:15:03.290
  • We're now on to chapter 3.
  • 00:15:03.290 --> 00:15:04.230
  • Are you tracking?
  • 00:15:04.230 --> 00:15:05.120
  • Are you tracking?
  • 00:15:05.120 --> 00:15:06.240
  • We're going through a whole book
  • 00:15:06.240 --> 00:15:08.100
  • of the Bible during this time.
  • 00:15:08.100 --> 00:15:10.010
  • Chapter 3, the Word of the Lord
  • 00:15:10.010 --> 00:15:11.160
  • comes to Jonah a second time.
  • 00:15:11.160 --> 00:15:13.120
  • Someone say, "Second time."
  • 00:15:13.120 --> 00:15:15.070
  • Second time.
  • 00:15:15.070 --> 00:15:16.010
  • You see, we have the God
  • 00:15:16.010 --> 00:15:17.000
  • of the second time.
  • 00:15:17.000 --> 00:15:18.080
  • Our God is the God
  • 00:15:18.080 --> 00:15:19.020
  • of the second chances.
  • 00:15:19.020 --> 00:15:21.120
  • And there is a new power,
  • 00:15:21.120 --> 00:15:22.160
  • there is a now confidence,
  • 00:15:22.160 --> 00:15:23.230
  • there is a new authority when
  • 00:15:23.230 --> 00:15:24.290
  • you have been through something.
  • 00:15:24.290 --> 00:15:26.260
  • Come on, authority and power
  • 00:15:26.260 --> 00:15:28.040
  • does not come from knowledge.
  • 00:15:28.040 --> 00:15:29.130
  • Authority and power comes from
  • 00:15:29.130 --> 00:15:30.220
  • what you have been through,
  • 00:15:30.220 --> 00:15:32.100
  • comes from what you have
  • 00:15:32.100 --> 00:15:33.060
  • survived.
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  • And when you have been
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  • on the run,
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  • when you've survived the storm,
  • 00:15:35.250 --> 00:15:38.120
  • when you've been thrown
  • 00:15:38.120 --> 00:15:39.080
  • from a ship, when you've been
  • 00:15:39.080 --> 00:15:40.140
  • sinking in open water, when
  • 00:15:40.140 --> 00:15:42.190
  • you've spent 3 days in the belly
  • 00:15:42.190 --> 00:15:44.050
  • of a beast, there's a new
  • 00:15:44.050 --> 00:15:45.190
  • confidence, there's a new
  • 00:15:45.190 --> 00:15:46.240
  • authority, there's a new passion
  • 00:15:46.240 --> 00:15:48.180
  • on your life.
  • 00:15:48.180 --> 00:15:50.220
  • So, here's Jonah realizing that,
  • 00:15:50.220 --> 00:15:53.100
  • you know what?
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  • Life is not about perfection.
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  • Life is about pursuit.
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  • Too often, we beat ourselves up
  • 00:15:58.150 --> 00:16:00.260
  • thinking that we ought to be
  • 00:16:00.260 --> 00:16:02.030
  • perfect when the reality is it's
  • 00:16:02.030 --> 00:16:04.110
  • just about pursuing God.
  • 00:16:04.110 --> 00:16:06.240
  • And God tells Jonah, "Go to
  • 00:16:06.240 --> 00:16:08.030
  • Nineveh, but give the message
  • 00:16:08.030 --> 00:16:09.270
  • that I give you."
  • 00:16:09.270 --> 00:16:11.020
  • You see, sometimes we want God
  • 00:16:11.020 --> 00:16:12.080
  • to open up doors.
  • 00:16:12.080 --> 00:16:13.050
  • Sometimes we want God to bring
  • 00:16:13.050 --> 00:16:14.030
  • people into our lives so that we
  • 00:16:14.030 --> 00:16:15.200
  • can give the message
  • 00:16:15.200 --> 00:16:16.110
  • that we have.
  • 00:16:16.110 --> 00:16:17.080
  • But God's like,
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  • "No, no, no, no, no.
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  • Not only am I sending you,
  • 00:16:18.240 --> 00:16:20.110
  • but I'm also gonna speak
  • 00:16:20.110 --> 00:16:22.190
  • through you."
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  • So, Jonah obeys.
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  • Listen, the road to your destiny
  • 00:16:26.240 --> 00:16:28.200
  • begins with a decision.
  • 00:16:29.010 --> 00:16:32.010
  • Never underestimate what God
  • 00:16:32.010 --> 00:16:33.250
  • can do through one simple act
  • 00:16:33.250 --> 00:16:36.200
  • of obedience.
  • 00:16:36.200 --> 00:16:38.030
  • Don't worry about the outcome.
  • 00:16:38.030 --> 00:16:39.090
  • The outcome is up to God.
  • 00:16:39.090 --> 00:16:40.230
  • The responsibility that we
  • 00:16:40.230 --> 00:16:41.280
  • have is to just stay obedient.
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  • Maybe what you're missing
  • 00:16:45.000 --> 00:16:45.230
  • right now in your life
  • 00:16:45.230 --> 00:16:47.030
  • is not opportunities.
  • 00:16:47.030 --> 00:16:49.030
  • Maybe what you're missing is
  • 00:16:49.030 --> 00:16:50.060
  • not the right connections.
  • 00:16:50.060 --> 00:16:52.010
  • Maybe what you're missing is
  • 00:16:52.010 --> 00:16:53.120
  • not that you don't have
  • 00:16:53.120 --> 00:16:54.070
  • enough talent.
  • 00:16:54.070 --> 00:16:55.070
  • Maybe it's just that you haven't
  • 00:16:55.070 --> 00:16:56.070
  • obeyed what God told you to do.
  • 00:16:56.290 --> 00:16:59.290
  • And so, Jonah obeys and it takes
  • 00:16:59.290 --> 00:17:01.200
  • him 3 days to go through Nineveh
  • 00:17:01.200 --> 00:17:04.010
  • because the city was so big.
  • 00:17:04.010 --> 00:17:06.060
  • And often, God calls us to
  • 00:17:06.060 --> 00:17:07.230
  • things that are bigger than we
  • 00:17:07.230 --> 00:17:09.060
  • think we can accomplish on our
  • 00:17:09.060 --> 00:17:10.170
  • own, things that just seem
  • 00:17:10.170 --> 00:17:11.290
  • too big.
  • 00:17:11.290 --> 00:17:12.260
  • Like, in the natural, I can't,
  • 00:17:12.260 --> 00:17:14.160
  • that's why God puts his super on
  • 00:17:14.160 --> 00:17:16.280
  • our natural and we step into
  • 00:17:16.280 --> 00:17:18.180
  • the supernatural.
  • 00:17:18.180 --> 00:17:21.070
  • And Jonah lets the people know,
  • 00:17:21.070 --> 00:17:23.050
  • the people of Nineveh.
  • 00:17:23.050 --> 00:17:24.120
  • He says, "In 40 days, the city's
  • 00:17:24.120 --> 00:17:26.120
  • gonna be overthrown."
  • 00:17:26.120 --> 00:17:28.050
  • Now, in the Bible,
  • 00:17:28.050 --> 00:17:29.000
  • 40 is a significant number.
  • 00:17:29.000 --> 00:17:31.070
  • It represents a season
  • 00:17:31.070 --> 00:17:33.120
  • of testing.
  • 00:17:33.120 --> 00:17:34.170
  • And so, the people hear
  • 00:17:34.170 --> 00:17:35.200
  • Jonah's warning.
  • 00:17:35.200 --> 00:17:37.090
  • They believe, they put on
  • 00:17:37.090 --> 00:17:39.220
  • sackcloth, and they fast.
  • 00:17:39.220 --> 00:17:42.050
  • Now, sackcloth is
  • 00:17:42.050 --> 00:17:42.290
  • an uncomfortable material.
  • 00:17:42.290 --> 00:17:44.240
  • Fasting shows they're
  • 00:17:44.240 --> 00:17:45.180
  • not eating.
  • 00:17:45.180 --> 00:17:46.080
  • They are depriving themselves
  • 00:17:46.080 --> 00:17:48.090
  • of earthly pleasures.
  • 00:17:48.090 --> 00:17:49.190
  • It shows that they are serious
  • 00:17:49.190 --> 00:17:52.000
  • in their repentance.
  • 00:17:52.000 --> 00:17:53.140
  • The message gets to the king.
  • 00:17:53.140 --> 00:17:55.120
  • The king takes off his
  • 00:17:55.120 --> 00:17:56.040
  • royal robe.
  • 00:17:56.040 --> 00:17:57.170
  • He gets on the ground putting on
  • 00:17:57.170 --> 00:17:59.010
  • sackcloth, issues a proclamation
  • 00:17:59.010 --> 00:18:00.130
  • that everything and everyone is
  • 00:18:00.130 --> 00:18:03.080
  • to fast, not eat or drink
  • 00:18:03.080 --> 00:18:05.150
  • anything.
  • 00:18:05.150 --> 00:18:06.150
  • Put on sackcloth, call on God
  • 00:18:06.180 --> 00:18:09.180
  • and turn from your wicked ways.
  • 00:18:09.180 --> 00:18:10.270
  • And he says, "Who knows, maybe
  • 00:18:10.270 --> 00:18:13.080
  • just maybe God might show
  • 00:18:13.080 --> 00:18:14.220
  • compassion."
  • 00:18:14.220 --> 00:18:16.080
  • And do you know what I love?
  • 00:18:16.080 --> 00:18:17.130
  • Is as we read, God saw
  • 00:18:17.130 --> 00:18:19.130
  • the people's repentant hearts.
  • 00:18:19.130 --> 00:18:21.260
  • He saw their hearts and he saved
  • 00:18:21.260 --> 00:18:24.170
  • over 120.000 people.
  • 00:18:26.210 --> 00:18:29.210
  • The people of Nineveh
  • 00:18:29.210 --> 00:18:30.170
  • were saved.
  • 00:18:30.170 --> 00:18:31.100
  • Jonah didn't want to go
  • 00:18:31.100 --> 00:18:32.140
  • to Nineveh.
  • 00:18:32.140 --> 00:18:33.010
  • He tried to run but God chased
  • 00:18:33.010 --> 00:18:34.230
  • him down, and God took him
  • 00:18:34.230 --> 00:18:36.100
  • to Nineveh so that Nineveh
  • 00:18:36.100 --> 00:18:37.280
  • could be saved.
  • 00:18:37.280 --> 00:18:39.060
  • God turned that moment
  • 00:18:39.060 --> 00:18:41.170
  • into a movement.
  • 00:18:41.170 --> 00:18:43.170
  • You know, he did it in Nineveh
  • 00:18:43.170 --> 00:18:44.240
  • and I believe he can do it
  • 00:18:44.240 --> 00:18:45.180
  • in West Covina.
  • 00:18:45.180 --> 00:18:46.240
  • I believe he can do it in Azusa.
  • 00:18:46.240 --> 00:18:48.250
  • I believe he can do it in
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  • Baldwin Park, in Puente Hills,
  • 00:18:49.190 --> 00:18:51.280
  • in Glendora, in Pasadena.
  • 00:18:51.280 --> 00:18:53.280
  • Any of you old enough to
  • 00:18:53.280 --> 00:18:55.110
  • remember, do you remember
  • 00:18:55.110 --> 00:18:57.130
  • revival meetings?
  • 00:18:57.130 --> 00:18:58.240
  • Remember when churches
  • 00:18:58.240 --> 00:18:59.180
  • had revival meetings.
  • 00:18:59.180 --> 00:19:00.190
  • It was awesome.
  • 00:19:00.190 --> 00:19:02.190
  • And we'd show up and God would
  • 00:19:02.190 --> 00:19:04.150
  • do great things within the walls
  • 00:19:04.150 --> 00:19:06.190
  • of the church.
  • 00:19:06.190 --> 00:19:08.240
  • And I think sometimes we're
  • 00:19:08.240 --> 00:19:09.220
  • inside the walls of the church
  • 00:19:09.220 --> 00:19:11.190
  • to this day waiting for God
  • 00:19:11.190 --> 00:19:13.090
  • to do great things inside these
  • 00:19:13.090 --> 00:19:14.250
  • walls when maybe God wants to do
  • 00:19:14.250 --> 00:19:17.080
  • great things through us outside
  • 00:19:17.080 --> 00:19:18.260
  • of these walls.
  • 00:19:18.260 --> 00:19:20.060
  • You see, sometimes God sends
  • 00:19:20.060 --> 00:19:21.170
  • revival to us, other times
  • 00:19:21.170 --> 00:19:24.140
  • he sends revival through us.
  • 00:19:24.140 --> 00:19:26.250
  • He sent revival to the Ninevites
  • 00:19:26.250 --> 00:19:29.160
  • but he sent it through Jonah.
  • 00:19:29.160 --> 00:19:32.090
  • He turned a moment
  • 00:19:32.090 --> 00:19:34.190
  • into a movement.
  • 00:19:34.190 --> 00:19:36.040
  • And you would think that Jonah
  • 00:19:36.040 --> 00:19:37.080
  • would be excited.
  • 00:19:37.080 --> 00:19:38.160
  • You would think Jonah
  • 00:19:38.160 --> 00:19:39.050
  • would be pumped.
  • 00:19:39.050 --> 00:19:40.010
  • He was successful.
  • 00:19:40.010 --> 00:19:41.030
  • Over 120.000 people.
  • 00:19:41.030 --> 00:19:42.290
  • This is like the world's
  • 00:19:42.290 --> 00:19:43.240
  • greatest altar call.
  • 00:19:43.240 --> 00:19:45.100
  • And yet he's not, he's angry.
  • 00:19:45.100 --> 00:19:48.040
  • He's upset.
  • 00:19:48.040 --> 00:19:49.130
  • He's like, "God, God, see,
  • 00:19:49.130 --> 00:19:52.070
  • that's why I was running
  • 00:19:52.070 --> 00:19:53.220
  • from you.
  • 00:19:53.220 --> 00:19:54.190
  • That's why I was heading
  • 00:19:54.190 --> 00:19:55.200
  • to Tarshish."
  • 00:19:55.200 --> 00:19:57.220
  • He says here in chapter 4,
  • 00:19:57.220 --> 00:19:58.210
  • check this out.
  • 00:19:58.210 --> 00:19:59.130
  • He says, "I knew that you are
  • 00:19:59.130 --> 00:20:02.010
  • a gracious and compassionate
  • 00:20:02.010 --> 00:20:03.110
  • God, slow to anger and abounding
  • 00:20:03.110 --> 00:20:06.030
  • in love, a God who relents from
  • 00:20:06.030 --> 00:20:09.010
  • sending calamity."
  • 00:20:09.010 --> 00:20:10.270
  • And then Jonah says,
  • 00:20:10.270 --> 00:20:11.200
  • "I wish I were dead.
  • 00:20:11.200 --> 00:20:12.250
  • I just want to die."
  • 00:20:12.250 --> 00:20:14.250
  • This sounds a little dramatic,
  • 00:20:14.250 --> 00:20:15.180
  • right?
  • 00:20:15.180 --> 00:20:16.050
  • Israel's prophet is now
  • 00:20:16.050 --> 00:20:17.070
  • going drama on us, but he's
  • 00:20:17.070 --> 00:20:19.130
  • not the only prophet from
  • 00:20:19.130 --> 00:20:20.160
  • the Old Testament
  • 00:20:20.160 --> 00:20:21.150
  • to get dramatic.
  • 00:20:21.150 --> 00:20:22.160
  • Do you remember when Elijah
  • 00:20:22.160 --> 00:20:23.290
  • laid down wanting to die?
  • 00:20:23.290 --> 00:20:25.090
  • And Elijah came off of
  • 00:20:25.090 --> 00:20:27.060
  • a great moment of success.
  • 00:20:27.060 --> 00:20:28.230
  • Beware that you don't only get
  • 00:20:28.230 --> 00:20:30.230
  • discouraged and depressed
  • 00:20:30.230 --> 00:20:31.260
  • in the low times of life.
  • 00:20:31.260 --> 00:20:33.040
  • Sometimes it is during your
  • 00:20:33.040 --> 00:20:34.070
  • greatest successes that you
  • 00:20:34.070 --> 00:20:35.170
  • become discouraged.
  • 00:20:35.170 --> 00:20:36.190
  • But Elijah had just defeated
  • 00:20:36.190 --> 00:20:38.210
  • over--he defeated
  • 00:20:38.210 --> 00:20:40.130
  • 450 prophets of Baal.
  • 00:20:40.130 --> 00:20:42.260
  • If you don't remember the story,
  • 00:20:42.260 --> 00:20:44.110
  • 450 prophets of Baal,
  • 00:20:44.110 --> 00:20:45.200
  • they built an altar.
  • 00:20:45.200 --> 00:20:47.110
  • Elijah built his altar.
  • 00:20:47.110 --> 00:20:49.190
  • They're gonna see who could call
  • 00:20:49.190 --> 00:20:50.120
  • down fire from heaven to see
  • 00:20:50.120 --> 00:20:51.180
  • whose God is real.
  • 00:20:51.180 --> 00:20:52.260
  • So, the 450 prophets of Baal
  • 00:20:52.260 --> 00:20:54.090
  • do their worship.
  • 00:20:54.090 --> 00:20:55.210
  • They're cutting themselves.
  • 00:20:55.210 --> 00:20:56.180
  • Elijah starts mocking them.
  • 00:20:56.180 --> 00:20:59.010
  • Read the story.
  • 00:20:59.010 --> 00:21:00.090
  • Like, "Hey, where's your God?
  • 00:21:00.090 --> 00:21:02.090
  • Where's he at?"
  • 00:21:02.090 --> 00:21:03.020
  • He even says something to them
  • 00:21:03.020 --> 00:21:04.020
  • basically like, "Maybe your
  • 00:21:04.020 --> 00:21:05.070
  • God's in the bathroom.
  • 00:21:05.070 --> 00:21:06.070
  • Maybe that's why he can't
  • 00:21:06.070 --> 00:21:07.060
  • hear you."
  • 00:21:07.060 --> 00:21:08.030
  • He's like, getting all cocky
  • 00:21:08.030 --> 00:21:09.100
  • with them.
  • 00:21:09.100 --> 00:21:09.250
  • He's confident.
  • 00:21:09.250 --> 00:21:10.260
  • It comes to his time and he
  • 00:21:10.260 --> 00:21:12.100
  • says, "Pour water on the altar."
  • 00:21:12.100 --> 00:21:14.070
  • Now, if you're trying to light
  • 00:21:14.070 --> 00:21:15.160
  • something on fire, you do not
  • 00:21:15.160 --> 00:21:17.040
  • pour water on it.
  • 00:21:17.040 --> 00:21:18.160
  • A second time,
  • 00:21:18.160 --> 00:21:19.200
  • "Pour water on it."
  • 00:21:19.200 --> 00:21:21.000
  • A third time,
  • 00:21:21.000 --> 00:21:22.010
  • "Pour water on it."
  • 00:21:22.010 --> 00:21:23.210
  • He prays and fire
  • 00:21:23.210 --> 00:21:24.180
  • consumes the altar.
  • 00:21:24.180 --> 00:21:26.220
  • He has the 450 prophets of Baal
  • 00:21:26.220 --> 00:21:29.040
  • killed.
  • 00:21:29.040 --> 00:21:30.240
  • Now, Israel, they are in
  • 00:21:30.240 --> 00:21:31.220
  • the middle of a drought.
  • 00:21:31.220 --> 00:21:33.060
  • He prophesies rain and it begins
  • 00:21:33.060 --> 00:21:35.240
  • to rain, so he is the man.
  • 00:21:35.240 --> 00:21:37.230
  • He is at the height of his
  • 00:21:37.230 --> 00:21:38.260
  • success.
  • 00:21:38.260 --> 00:21:39.180
  • He's defeated the prophets
  • 00:21:39.180 --> 00:21:40.200
  • of Baal.
  • 00:21:40.200 --> 00:21:41.120
  • It is now raining.
  • 00:21:41.120 --> 00:21:42.210
  • He is the man.
  • 00:21:42.210 --> 00:21:43.140
  • And one woman named Jezebel
  • 00:21:43.160 --> 00:21:46.160
  • says, "You're a dead man," and
  • 00:21:46.160 --> 00:21:47.240
  • now he is running for his life,
  • 00:21:47.240 --> 00:21:49.120
  • laying down wanting to die.
  • 00:21:49.260 --> 00:21:52.260
  • Jonah, huge success, saved all
  • 00:21:55.020 --> 00:21:58.020
  • of Nineveh, now he wants to die.
  • 00:21:58.090 --> 00:22:01.110
  • Success on the outside,
  • 00:22:01.140 --> 00:22:04.140
  • sadness on the inside.
  • 00:22:04.140 --> 00:22:06.150
  • You see, you can be full of
  • 00:22:06.150 --> 00:22:07.170
  • accomplishments out here but you
  • 00:22:09.190 --> 00:22:12.190
  • could be feeling empty
  • 00:22:12.190 --> 00:22:13.170
  • on the inside.
  • 00:22:13.170 --> 00:22:14.260
  • Jonah went from having
  • 00:22:14.260 --> 00:22:17.010
  • a breakthrough to having
  • 00:22:17.010 --> 00:22:18.260
  • a breakdown.
  • 00:22:18.260 --> 00:22:21.010
  • If you do not manage your
  • 00:22:21.010 --> 00:22:22.100
  • emotions, your emotions
  • 00:22:22.100 --> 00:22:23.220
  • Some of the most dangerous
  • 00:22:27.100 --> 00:22:28.020
  • things are not the things that
  • 00:22:28.020 --> 00:22:30.080
  • we see but are those things
  • 00:22:30.080 --> 00:22:32.060
  • which are not seen, things that
  • 00:22:32.060 --> 00:22:33.230
  • can kill you, diseases, despair,
  • 00:22:35.000 --> 00:22:38.000
  • depression.
  • 00:22:38.000 --> 00:22:39.100
  • People may not see it,
  • 00:22:39.100 --> 00:22:40.160
  • but you can absolutely feel it.
  • 00:22:40.160 --> 00:22:43.160
  • And Jonah wants to die.
  • 00:22:43.160 --> 00:22:46.080
  • He's angry.
  • 00:22:46.080 --> 00:22:46.290
  • And God's like, "Do you
  • 00:22:46.290 --> 00:22:47.220
  • have a right to be angry?"
  • 00:22:47.220 --> 00:22:50.050
  • And so, Jonah builds
  • 00:22:50.050 --> 00:22:51.040
  • some shelter.
  • 00:22:51.040 --> 00:22:52.110
  • And God causes a plant to grow.
  • 00:22:52.110 --> 00:22:54.200
  • And Jonah is super happy about
  • 00:22:54.200 --> 00:22:56.130
  • the plant.
  • 00:22:56.130 --> 00:22:57.090
  • He's thrilled because he's
  • 00:22:57.090 --> 00:22:58.010
  • in the desert of which today
  • 00:22:58.010 --> 00:22:59.110
  • is Iraq, and the plant was
  • 00:22:59.110 --> 00:23:00.210
  • providing some shade.
  • 00:23:00.210 --> 00:23:01.180
  • And he's thrilled but then
  • 00:23:01.180 --> 00:23:02.290
  • the next day God provides a worm
  • 00:23:02.290 --> 00:23:04.090
  • to eat at the plant.
  • 00:23:04.090 --> 00:23:05.180
  • It withers and it dies.
  • 00:23:05.180 --> 00:23:06.280
  • And Jonah's upset at the plant.
  • 00:23:06.280 --> 00:23:09.090
  • The sun is beating against him.
  • 00:23:09.090 --> 00:23:11.120
  • That hot wind is just pounding
  • 00:23:11.120 --> 00:23:14.020
  • against him and he is angry.
  • 00:23:14.020 --> 00:23:16.200
  • And God again says, "Do you have
  • 00:23:16.200 --> 00:23:18.230
  • a right to be angry about
  • 00:23:18.230 --> 00:23:20.040
  • the plant?"
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  • And he's like, "I do.
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  • I'm so angry,
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  • I wish I were dead."
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  • God's like, "You didn't do
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  • anything to help that
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  • plant grow.
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  • You didn't do anything to take
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  • care of that plant, yet you're
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  • angry about a plant?
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  • And you don't think I should be
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  • concerned with the people
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  • of Nineveh?"
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  • You see, Jonah's on the outside
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  • of the city, upset about a plant
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  • and not caring about the people.
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  • And I believe God sent me here
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  • this afternoon to let you know
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  • some of us are concerned about
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  • the wrong things.
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  • Let's not be Jonah, upset about
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  • a plant and not caring
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  • about people.
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  • Let's not be like the religious
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  • leaders in the Bible who were
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  • upset at Jesus for healing
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  • on the Sabbath.
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  • They were more concerned with
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  • him breaking the law than they
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  • were about this person
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  • being healed.
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  • Let's not be like
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  • the older brother in the story
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  • of the prodigal son
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  • who saw his brother
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  • come back and rather than
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  • being excited for his brother,
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  • was upset.
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  • Let's not be like those who were
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  • holding stones ready to throw
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  • them at a woman caught in
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  • adultery as Jesus knelt down
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  • and began to write in the dirt.
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  • You see, God's love is
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  • scandalous.
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  • The story of Jonah shows us
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  • the true character of God.
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  • We see that at the beginning of
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  • the book that God is thought to
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  • be wrathful.
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  • He is gonna destroy all of
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  • Nineveh but as we read, God is
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  • shown to be full of compassion
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  • and full of love.
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  • You see, God's love is not
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  • limited to our likes
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  • and our dislikes.
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  • Our love has limits.
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  • God's love has no limits.
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  • Our love has boundaries.
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  • God's love has no boundaries.
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  • God loved Jonah so much
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  • he chased him down.
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  • He pursued him.
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  • But God loved the people
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  • of Nineveh.
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  • Just as much though, he pursued
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  • Jonah to send Jonah
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  • to the Ninevites.
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  • Years later, for God so loved
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  • the world that he sent his
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  • one and only son that
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  • whosoever--someone say,
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  • "whosoever."
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  • That's the people you like
  • 00:25:36.090 --> 00:25:37.130
  • and that's the people you
  • 00:25:37.130 --> 00:25:38.100
  • don't like.
  • 00:25:38.100 --> 00:25:39.210
  • That's the family you're excited
  • 00:25:39.210 --> 00:25:41.010
  • to see on holidays and
  • 00:25:41.010 --> 00:25:42.200
  • the family you wish were dead,
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  • right?
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  • It's person on your left
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  • and the person--
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  • "Whosoever would
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  • believe in him would not perish
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  • but would have eternal life."
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  • I don't think we always
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  • understand how great
  • 00:25:55.100 --> 00:25:57.020
  • God's love is.
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  • We can't understand the depth
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  • of it.
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  • Paul puts it this way in Romans
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  • when the Apostle Paul writes,
  • 00:26:02.230 --> 00:26:04.090
  • "For I am convinced that neither
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  • death nor life, nor angels
  • 00:26:05.210 --> 00:26:07.230
  • nor demons, nor the present nor
  • 00:26:07.230 --> 00:26:09.120
  • the future, nor any powers, nor
  • 00:26:09.120 --> 00:26:10.270
  • height nor depth, nor anything
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  • else in all creation, will be
  • 00:26:13.070 --> 00:26:15.040
  • able to separate us from
  • 00:26:15.040 --> 00:26:16.290
  • the love of God that is
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  • Maybe if you don't believe
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  • the Apostle Paul, maybe you'll
  • 00:26:26.150 --> 00:26:27.230
  • believe Justin Beiber.
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  • "Never give up, nah, nah, nah.
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  • I won't give up, nah, nah, nah.
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  • Let me love you."
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  • [laughing]
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  • You know at this church,
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  • we believe that real ministry is
  • 00:26:43.090 --> 00:26:46.090
  • beyond our past.
  • 00:26:50.180 --> 00:26:52.120
  • You know, other people might
  • 00:26:52.120 --> 00:26:53.230
  • have told you that you're
  • 00:26:53.230 --> 00:26:55.020
  • worthless but God says
  • 00:26:55.020 --> 00:26:56.020
  • you're worth it.
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  • Other people might have told you
  • 00:26:57.260 --> 00:26:58.270
  • that you're a mistake.
  • 00:26:58.270 --> 00:27:01.010
  • But God says, "No, you're not
  • 00:27:01.010 --> 00:27:02.030
  • defined by your past.
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  • You may have made mistakes
  • 00:27:04.000 --> 00:27:05.270
  • but you are not a mistake."
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  • And God loves you.
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  • God loves you more than you can
  • 00:27:10.150 --> 00:27:12.080
  • ever imagine.
  • 00:27:12.110 --> 00:27:15.110
  • And you know that love is
  • 00:27:15.110 --> 00:27:16.290
  • the most powerful force on
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  • the planet.
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  • They tried to kill love
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  • on a cross.
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  • It didn't kill love.
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