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Jonah was a reluctant prophet when told to go to Nineveh, and teaches us some very good reminders about the dangers of being reluctant evangelists.

Jonah was a reluctant prophet when told to go to Nineveh, and teaches us some very good reminders about the dangers of being reluctant evangelists.

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  • The Reluctant Prophet Jonah, CB OT p. 1478
  • “Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and call out against it, for their evil has come up before me.” Jonah 1:2, CB OT p. 1478
  • Assyrian Empire Kanish Early Empire c. 825 B.C. Later Empire c. 650 B.C. L Y D I A Cyprus Tanis Nile River Great Zab River Lake Urmia Haran Nineveh Arbela Aleppo Habor Nimrud River Ebla Ashur Ecbatana A S SY R I A Hamath Diala Tadmor Mari River Damascus Jerusalem Memphis Lake Van Carchemish Ugarit Great Sea (Mediterranean) Urartu Jordan River Euphrates River A k k a d Tigris Babylon River Sumer Erech Judah Sinai Ezion-geber PERSIA Susa Elam Ur Dumah Persian Gulf N D e s e r t W E
  • Assyrian Empire Kanish Early Empire c. 825 B.C. Later Empire c. 650 B.C. L Y D I A Great Sea (Mediterranean) Cyprus Jerusalem Tanis Nile River Great Zab River Lake Urmia Haran Nineveh Arbela Aleppo Habor Nimrud River Ebla Ashur Ecbatana A S SY R I A Hamath Diala Tadmor Mari River Damascus Joppa Memphis Lake Van Carchemish Ugarit Tarsh ish Urartu Jordan River Euphrates River A k k a d Tigris Babylon River Sumer Erech Judah Sinai Ezion-geber PERSIA Susa Elam Ur Dumah Persian Gulf N D e s e r t W E
  • “Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and call out against it the message that I tell you.” Jonah 3:2, CB OT p. 1480
  • Some lessons we must NOT learn from Jonah!
  • When God says “Go”... run away.
  • When God says “Go”... make Him tell you twice.
  • When God says “Go”... forget your own salvation.
  • When God says “Go”... don’t care about those who will perish.
  • When God says “Go”... don’t try too hard.
  • When God says “Go”... expect them to fail.
  • When God says “Go”... blame God.
  • Three lessons we must learn from Jonah!
  • When God says “Go”... preach Christ and Him crucified!
  • When God says “Go”... rejoice at their salvation.
  • When God says “Go”... go.
  • Will today be the day you decide to go to heaven?
  • Photo Credits: (All photos from istockphoto.com, crestock.com, bigstock.com, dreamtime.com, thinkstock.com, and shutterstock.com are copyright protected.They are used by permission. Please do not reuse without permission.) Jonah pictures: http://distantshoresmedia.org/resources/illustrations/sweet-publishing/jonah Maps: Manna Bible Maps Duct tape girl: http://www.canstockphoto.com/portrait-of-scared-girl-being-silenced-8548018.html Run away: http://www.flickr.com/photos/vincepal/3633230337/sizes/l/ Water: iStock_000005006183 Covered ears: iStock_000006775944 Forgot: http://eedle.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/iforgot.jpg Covered eyes: http://conniedavisjohnson.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/106583464.jpg Lazy: iStock_000004272730 Pig: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pite/5198285541/sizes/l/ Yelling: iStock_000002336740 Crosses: http://pixabay.com/en/cross-sunset-sunrise-hill-sky-sun-66700/ Rejoicing woman: lightstock_30184_medium_user_2379957 Teaching: iStock_000002996723
  • 03) Everyday Evangelism Compiled and Presented by: Dave Stewart 2014 February 14 www.churchofchristmiranda.com #03 The Reluctant Prophet Jonah Synopsis: Jonah was a reluctant prophet, and teaches us some very good reminders about the dangers of being reluctant evangelists. "Unless otherwise indicated, all Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.” “Let all that you do be done with love.”