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2 Arise, go to In spite of the fact that Nineveh is called a ``great city" three times in the Old Testament (Gen. 10:11, 12; Jonah 1:2; 3:3) and once in the Apocrypha (Judith 1:1), skeptical Bible critics long believed the statement to be greatly exaggerated. When the walled city was first excavated, it was found to be less than nine miles in circumference. That sparked cynical claims that the author, Jonah, did not know what he was talking about. But the real author, the Holy Spirit, was being overlooked. Later excavations have revealed that Nineveh had many suburbs, three of which are mentioned along with Nineveh in Gen. 10:11, 12. One first-century writer (Diodorus of Sicily) justifiably says that Nineveh was a quadrangle measuring about sixty miles in circuit--a ``great city" indeed.Nineveh, that great city, and proclaim against it, for their wickedness has come up before Me. 3 But Jonah rose up to flee to Tarshish from being in the presence of the Lord and went down to Joppa and found a ship going to Tarshish . So he paid the appointed fare and went down into the ship to go with them to Tarshish from being in the presence of the Lord . 4 But the Lord sent out a great wind upon the sea, and there was a violent tempest on the sea so that the ship was about to be broken. 5 Then the mariners were afraid, and each man cried to his god; and they cast the goods that were in the ship into the sea to lighten it for them. But Jonah had gone down into the inner part of the ship and had lain down and was fast asleep. 6 So the captain came and said to him, What do you mean, you sleeper? Arise, call upon your God! Perhaps your God will give a thought to us so that we shall not perish. 7 And they each said to one another, Come, let us cast lots, that we may know on whose account this evil has come upon us. So they cast lots and the lot fell on Jonah. 8 Then they said to him, Tell us, we pray you, on whose account has this evil come upon us? What is your occupation? Where did you come from? And what is your country and nationality? 9 And he said to them, I am a Hebrew, and I fear and worship the Lord, the God of heaven, Who made the sea and the dry land. 10 Then the men were exceedingly afraid and said to him, What is this that you have done? For the men knew that he fled from being in the presence of the Lord , because he had told them. 11 Then they said to him, What shall we do to you, that the sea may subside and be calm for us? For the sea became more and more tempestuous. 12 And said to them, Take me up and cast me into the sea; so shall the sea become calm for you, for I know that it is because of me that this great tempest has come upon you. 13 Nevertheless the men rowed hard to bring the ship to the land, but they could not, for the sea became more and more violent against them. 14 Therefore they cried to the Lord, We beseech You, O Lord, we beseech You, let us not perish for this man's life, and lay not upon us innocent blood; for You, O Lord, have done as it pleased You. 15 So they took up Jonah and cast him into the sea, and the sea ceased from its raging. 16 Then the men feared the Lord exceedingly, and they offered a sacrifice to the Lord and made vows. 17 Now the Lord had prepared and appointed a great fish to swallow up Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.



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Terry Laughlin avatar
One Big Fish Story
Shared by: Terry Laughlin on Sep, 2016
Summary: There are truths in the Book of Jonah that are worth fishing for. Truths that the whole world needs to hear. Truths that should make us faithful to the call God has on our lives.
Stephen Sheane avatar
Running from God
Shared by: Stephen Sheane on Sep, 2016
Summary: 3 reasons why trying to run from God is a bad idea
Series: Jonah
Scripture: Jonah 1:1-12
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,141
Fred Sigle avatar
JONAH: THE REBELLIOUS PROPHET
Shared by: Fred Sigle on Aug, 2016
Summary: We may try to run from God, but we cannot hide. It is much better to do what God commands of us, than to suffer the consequences of our disobedience.
Darian Catron avatar
A Big Fish Tale / All lives matter
Shared by: Darian Catron on Jul, 2016
Summary: The story of Jonah is not just a Big Fish Tale. It's a true story with an incredible message relevant to our time. It's a message about a God who cares for all lives, even those of our enemies and those who hate us.
John Gail avatar
TO OBEY OR NOT TO OBEY
Shared by: John Gail on May, 2016
Summary: sermon from Jonah chapter 1 that looks at the disobedient intentions of Jonah and compares them to today's Christion
D Marion Clark avatar
Fleeing from God
Shared by: D Marion Clark on Mar, 2016
Summary: To escape the presence of God is not rational thinking, certainly for a prophet of God. But how many of us are rational when we reject God’s commands and escape his attention? And that leads us to consider how much Jonah is like us.
Series: Jonah
Scripture: Jonah 1:1-4
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 200
D Marion Clark avatar
Fearing God
Shared by: D Marion Clark on Mar, 2016
Summary: What do you fear? Who do you fear? What does it mean to fear? Getting these questions sorted out will help us to understand both this passage and how we ought to regard and worship God.
Series: Jonah
Scripture: Jonah 1:5-16
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 162
D Marion Clark avatar
Thanking God
Shared by: D Marion Clark on Mar, 2016
Summary: Surely our Lord meditated upon Jonah’s fish story. He knew that he was heading into a mighty storm. Unlike Jonah, he was not fleeing from God’s presence. He was heading directly to the storm, and he himself would leap
Series: Jonah
Wayne Lawson avatar
Throw It Overboard
Shared by: Wayne Lawson on Dec, 2015
Summary: Before we move into this New Year of 2016, there are somethings we need to throw overboard. To get out of a God ordered storm, we need to come to terms with some stuff and Throw It Overboard.
based on 8 ratings
Scripture: Jonah 1:1-16
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 17,677
Ian Humphrey avatar
THE CALL OF GOD
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: Jonah's Call
Scripture: Jonah 1:1-17
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 73
Ian Humphrey avatar
JONAH'S CALL
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: JONAH'S CALL
Scripture: Jonah 1:1-17
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 54
Ian Humphrey avatar
JONAH'S CALL
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: JONAH'S CALL
Scripture: Jonah 1:10-17
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 61
Ian Humphrey avatar
Jonah Called of God
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: Jonah Called of God
Scripture: Jonah 1:1-3
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 37
Ian Humphrey avatar
Jonah Called of God
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: Jonah Called of God
Scripture: Jonah 1:1-3
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 34
Ian Humphrey avatar
Steps to Revival
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: Steps to Revival
Scripture: Jonah 1:1-3
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 87
Ian Humphrey avatar
GOD'S WILL
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: GOD'S WILL
Scripture: Jonah 1:1-17
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 78
Ian Humphrey avatar
JONAH'S DESCENT
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: JONAH'S DESCENT
Scripture: Jonah 1:17-2:10
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 65
Ian Humphrey avatar
YOU CAN'T KEEP A GOOD MAN DOWN
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: YOU CAN'T KEEP A GOOD MAN DOWN
Scripture: Jonah 1:17-2:10
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 182
Alexander Shaw avatar
The Significance of the book of Jonah
Shared by: Alexander Shaw on Oct, 2015
Summary: What do you really make of the book of Jonah?
Scripture: Jonah 1:1-2
Denomination: Apostolic
Views: 474
Alexander Shaw avatar
Might temptation appear in this form?
Shared by: Alexander Shaw on Oct, 2015
Summary: Temptation can arise in various ways of which this is just one!
Scripture: Jonah 1:1-3
Denomination: Apostolic
Views: 501
Alexander Shaw avatar
How many people do actually try to run away from God?
Shared by: Alexander Shaw on Oct, 2015
Summary: Beware when you might consider it right to move in another direction!
Chris Tomlinson avatar
Jonah: God pursues us in our wanderings.
Shared by: Chris Tomlinson on Aug, 2015
Summary: This is a message about grace and purpose and how that God desires for you to get where he wants you to go more than you want to get where he wants you to go. Your mistakes doesn’t limit God’s ability to use you.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Jonah 1:1-4:3
Denomination: *other
Views: 1,240
mark sanders avatar
A Pursuing God
Shared by: mark sanders on Aug, 2015
Summary: The first sermon in a series on Jonah, concentrating on 3 timeless truths: God takes notice of sin (and takes it seriously), running from God is not healthy, and God always pursues us.
Chris Beam avatar
Here am I...Send Someone Else, Pt. Two
Shared by: Chris Beam on Jul, 2015
Summary: Part two of Here am I...Send Someone Else
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Jonah 1:3
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 3,094
Chris Beam avatar
Here am I...Send Someone Else, Pt. One
Shared by: Chris Beam on Jul, 2015
Summary: God calls specific people to specific places for specific purposes. When God called Jonah, his response was quite different that that of the prophet Isaiah. Whereas Isaiah said, "Here am I. Send me!" Jonah said, "Here am I...send someone else."
Scripture: Jonah 1:1-2
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,597
Greg Nance avatar
When God Calls
Shared by: Greg Nance on Jul, 2015
Summary: Are we reluctant or willing when God commissions us? Jonah is a great study in God's heart verses our own when it comes to mercy and grace.
Series: Jonah
Dr. William D.  Poovey avatar
“ The Running Prophet “
Shared by: Dr. William D. Poovey on Apr, 2015
Summary: Running Away, To, With and Ahead
Scripture: Jonah 1:1
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 233
Pastor/Revivalist Terry Sisney avatar
How Can You Sleep At A Time Like This?
Shared by: Pastor/Revivalist Terry Sisney on Apr, 2015
Summary: Please read this message prayerfully, It's not just a sermon but A wake up call to the church that God loves so much, (There is no time for playing church).
based on 25 ratings
Scripture: Jonah 1:1-4:11
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 40,700
Steven Haguewood avatar
FOUR-Ds IN JONAH
Shared by: Steven Haguewood on Feb, 2015
Summary: A look at the results of sin in our lives and the desire of God to forgive sin when we repent
Scripture: Jonah 1:1-4:11
Views: 378
Archie Norman avatar
God is Bigger Than Your Failure
Shared by: Archie Norman on Feb, 2015
Summary: The benefits of failure
Scripture: Jonah 1:1-3
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,222