Jonah, week 3 – Rusty Hutson, March 4, 2018
When in a big fish, call out to God
“In my distress I called to the Lord, and he answered me.
God Hears People Prayers from Inside a Big Fish
“Askesis” – forced or voluntary confinement for the purpose of refinement
Put in place by God for God’s purposes
Romans 8:28 – And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
When You’re in a big Fish, Idols Won’t Help
Jonah’s idols: PREJUDICE AND SELF
John Ortberg: “Idolatry is our desire to domesticate God so that he can be useful without being a nuisance.”
God Can Save You From a Big Fish
John 11:25-26 – “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; 26and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?”
What do I need to confess and repent of in turning to the Lord?