2013-10-13: The Great Adventure – Sail Into The Unknown

Sermon: The Great Adventure – Sail Into The Unknown
Speaker: Pastor Val Watkins
Scripture Text: Jonah 1:1-17
Duration: 25:36
Size: 11.7 MB

The Great Adventure
Sail Into The Unknown
Jonah 1:1-17

I believe that God intends the Christian life to be fun, exciting, sometimes surprising and always challenging!

Jonah 1:1-2

His orders are straightforward enough: “Go to Nineveh!”, God says.

Jonah 1:3

When God called Jonah to go, he went all right, right off in the opposite direction! He ran away from God!

The problem for Jonah is that, with God, you can run, but you cannot hide!

Jonah 1:4-17

It was a “course corrective” put there by God to get Jonah back on the right track!

Jonah 3:1-6,10

Jonah is one of those. He’s proof positive that God can use anybody to accomplish his will!

Jonah 4:1-2,11

God saw 120,000 precious souls who didn’t know him, but desperately needed to! That illustrates the difference in the way we look at the world and the way God sees it.

You see, Paul, like Jonah was trying to do it his way, instead of God’s way, and that will always get you into trouble!

Sometimes it’s only later looking back that you realize what God was doing by allowing you to go through what you were going through.

God calls us into this life to follow in the steps of his Son and to take his good news message of salvation into all the world (Beyond these Walls).