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Prophets and Kings: "God Pursues the Nations"

Prophets and Kings: "God Pursues the Nations"

Nov 19, 2017

Passage:Jonah 1:7-16

Preacher: Shawn Steiner

Series: The Gospel Story

Category: The Gospel Story

Keywords: jonah 1:7-16, mcc, pastor shawn steiner, prophets and kings: "god pursues the nations", scripture, the gospel project series

Summary:

Pastor Shawn continues with the Gospel Project Series. This week - Prophets and Kings: "God Pursues the Nations" from Jonah 1: 7-16.

Detail:

     Prophets and Kings: “God Pursues the Nations”       

Jonah 1:7-16

God pursues.

1. Jonah (1:1-6)

2. Sailors (1:16)

3. Nineveh (3:1-9)

II. God initiates and fulfills his covenant.

        • Adamic (Genesis 3:16-19)
        • Noahic (Genesis 9:12)
        • Abrahamic (Genesis 12:1-3)
        • Mosaic (Exodus 2:24, Exodus 20-24)
        • Davidic (2 Samuel 7:12-13)
        • New Covenant (Hebrews 9:15)

 III. God uses flawed followers to reach the lost.

1. Jonah has a deeply rooted prejudice that leads to a hardened heart.

2. Exquisite words and convincing arguments are not necessary.

3. Jonah runs away, Christ runs to.

 Faith Sheet for Friends and Family this Week

 1. Read Jonah 1. How was God pursuing Jonah and the sailors?

2. Why was Jonah so hesitant to go to Nineveh?

3. What prevents you from walking in obedience to share the gospel?

4. Read Jonah 2. How has God used despair to draw you close to Him and remind you of His plan?

5. Read Jonah 3. Take some time to pray for opportunities to share the gospel.