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    • Jonah 1: 1-3 Now the word of the Lord came to Jonah the son of Amittai, saying,  “Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and call out against it, for their evil has come up before Me.”
    • - Capital of Assyria - Population = 120,000 - Center of tremendous idolatry, financial inequity/oppression (of its citizens & those they conquered) & physical violence
    • Jonah 1: 1-3 Now the word of the Lord came to Jonah the son of Amittai, saying,  “Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and proclaim concerning it that their trouble has come to My attention.”
    • Jonah 1: 1-3 But Jonah rose to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the Lord. He went down to Joppa and found a ship going to Tarshish. So he paid the fare and went down into it, to go with them to Tarshish, away from the presence of the Lord.
    • Tarshish Mediterranean Sea Nineva h Jerusalem Joppa
    • Tarshish ?! Mediterranean Sea Nineva h Jerusalem Joppa
    • Jonah 4: 2 O Lord, is not this what I said when I was yet in my country? That is why I made haste to flee to Tarshish; for I knew that you are a gracious God and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love, and relenting from disaster.
    • Jonah’s Three Bellies 1. The belly of the SHIP (disobedience) 2. The belly of the SEA (death) 3. The belly of the FISH (deliverance)
    • Jonah 3: 1-5 Then the word of the Lord came to Jonah the second time, saying, “Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and call out against it the message that I tell you.” So Jonah arose and went to Nineveh, according to the word of the Lord. Now Nineveh was an exceedingly great city,
    • Jonah 3: 1-5 And he called out, “Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown!” And the people of Nineveh believed God. They called for a fast and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them to the least of them.
    • Jonah 3: 8-10 “Let everyone turn from his evil way and from the violence that is in his hands. Who knows? God may turn and relent and turn from His fierce anger, so that we may not perish.” When God saw what they did, how they turned from their evil way, God relented of the disaster that He had said
    • Jonah 4: 10-11 You pity the plant, for which you did not labor, nor did you make it grow, which came into being in a night and perished in a night. And should not I pity Nineveh, that great city, in which there are more than 120,000 persons who do not know their right hand from their
    • Things to 1. Your rebellion is NOT Remember… just about YOU
    • Things to 1. Your rebellion is NOT Remember… just about YOU 2. If you think you’re RUNNING or HIDING from God, you’re only kidding yourself
    • Things to 1. Your rebellion is NOT Remember… just about YOU 2. If you think you’re RUNNING or HIDING from God, you’re only kidding yourself 3. God loves the LIFE in this city far more than we can imagine
    • 3. God loves the LIFE in this city far more than we can imagine