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  • Choices

    Contributed by Joe Harding on Apr 21, 2001
    based on 77 ratings
     | 5,594 views

    The choices we make in life can effect us and others eternally. Jonah’s first bad choice was to “Run Away.”

    “CHOICES” JONAH 1: 1-17 JANUARY 7, 2001 INTRODUCTION: “Above anything else,” Jackie Robinson said, “I hate to lose.” On April 15, 1947, Robinson made it to the “show.” He became the first black man to wear a Major League uniform, destroying the color barrier in professional sports. In his ...read more

  • Please Leave A Message, No One Is Available To Receive Your Call Series

    Contributed by Terry Bailey on Jun 21, 2001
    based on 326 ratings
     | 28,943 views

    While the benefits of the "Greatest Story Ever Told" belongs exclusively to Christians, we must not keep them to ourselves! We, like Jonah, must deliever the message of Truth and Repentance from our heavenly Father.

    The Passage: Jonah 1:1-3 1:1The word of the LORD came to Jonah son of Amittai: 2"Go to the great city of Nineveh and preach against it, because its wickedness has come up before me." 3But Jonah ran away from the LORD and headed for Tarshish. He went down to Joppa, where he found a ship bound ...read more

  • The Story Of Jonah - A Tragic Hero With A Fatal Flaw Series

    Contributed by Joey Nelson on Aug 5, 2001
    based on 110 ratings
     | 11,508 views

    The story of Jonah is a satiric masterpiece. The book of Jonah is unique in that it humorously recounts the adventures of a prophet who struggled against his divine commission. This really is a handbook on how not to be a prophet.

    INTRODUCTION Opening Statement: In his book, True Heroism in a World of Celebrity Counterfeits, Dick Keyes writes that a celebrity is "one who is famous and well publicized," well known "apart from how they became known. Celebrity itself is indifferent to moral character," he adds. One can be ...read more

  • Looking For The Perfect Church: Part One Series

    Contributed by Mike Rickman on Jan 10, 2003
    based on 23 ratings
     | 4,192 views

    If you are looking for the perfect church just close your eyes and pretend there is nothing else going on in the world. Jonah did and look where it got him.

    January 12, 2003 Morning Service Text: Jonah 1:1-17 Subject: Running from God Title: Looking for the Perfect Church: Part One There are people out there who move from church to church to church hoping that someday they will find just the right one. It will be the one where everything is just ...read more

  • "I Ran Away But I Couldn't Stay" Series

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Sep 25, 2003
    based on 54 ratings
     | 8,414 views

    That fish gets all the attention, but this book contains a message about the character of God. In these few pages we find a story that reveals to us the power and compassion of God...and along the way, like Jonah, we learn that obedience isn’t optional.

    Jonah—A Sermon Series by Pastor Bob Leroe, Cliftondale Congregational Church, Saugus, Massachusetts Outline of Jonah: Ch 1, The Prodigal Prophet Ch 2, The Praying Prophet Ch 3, The Preaching Prophet Ch 4, The Pouting Prophet Message #1, “I ran away but I couldn’t stay” -chapter 1:1-3 ...read more

  • Jonah's Defiance Series

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Jun 22, 2003
    based on 91 ratings
     | 9,394 views

    A sermon on Jonah 1 about defiance against the will of God

    Jonah’s Defiance Jonah 1 Introduction: My son and I were bass fishing in a boat on the Kanawha River in West Virginia, when I hooked a really big bass. My line got snarled on my casting reel, and I didn’t have a lot of extra line to let out. When the big bass hit the end of the free line, he was ...read more

  • How Much Is The Fare To Tarshish? Series

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Jun 5, 2003
    based on 35 ratings
     | 18,330 views

    Jonah refused to go to Tarshish because emotionally he felt unwelcome and theologically he thought he could escape God’s oversight. He paid hidden costs, in vain: the loss of a vessel, the loss of joy, human wreckage, reckoning with eternity.

    When I travel, I don’t want to spend too much money on the travel itself. I’d rather spend my money on whatever there is to buy where I’m going. I don’t want to hand much over to the airline or the railroad. I want to travel cheap. But I sometimes miss an important fact – that when I try to ...read more

  • Man On The Run

    Contributed by Mike Turner on Aug 19, 2003
    based on 29 ratings
     | 5,689 views

    This message is about Jonah......man on the run !

    Jonah 1:1-17 Some things about Jonah we need to see, and learn for our own spiritual lives. I. We See Jonah Faithful In The Past. 2 Kings 14:25 Jonah was born and raised in a little town named Gath-hepher which was about two miles from Nazareth. The time of his life and ministry is approx. ...read more

  • What Happens When We Run Series

    Contributed by Scott Gleason on Jan 3, 2001
    based on 164 ratings
     | 8,646 views

    As believers we need to realize the dangerous position in which we put ourselves when we decide to reject God’s will and run from His plan.

    What Happens When We Run – Rejecting God’s Will Text: Jonah 1 (Sunday AM) Date: January 9, 2000 I. Introduction Attention: I had neatly folded my clothes, at least as neatly as an eight year old could have, and I had placed them in a little bag. I headed to the kitchen to get some food and ...read more

  • A Reluctant Prophet

    Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Dec 26, 2000
    based on 87 ratings
     | 6,727 views

    The story of Jonah and how it parallels our reluctance to reach the lost.

    I can still the scene from Titanic where the orchestra is brought out on deck to play music while the ship is sinking. Drinks and food are passed out in the dining room to maintain a sense of normalcy. People were eating, drinking and dancing as the ship was going down. It reminds me of what ...read more

  • Runaway Prophet

    Contributed by James Wilson on Nov 22, 2000
    based on 197 ratings
     | 5,987 views

    Jonah could run, but he couldn't hide.

    Runaway Prophet Jonah 1:1-9 The word of the Lord came to Jonah the son of Amittai saying, [2] "Arise, go to Nineveh the great city, and cry against it, for their wickedness has come up before Me." [3] But Jonah rose up to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the Lord. So he went down to Joppa, ...read more

  • Lord, Send Someone Else

    Contributed by Danny Salyer on Jan 31, 2001
    based on 187 ratings
     | 3,732 views

    Where is your Nineveh?

    “LORD SEND SOMEONE ELSE” TEXT: JONAH 1:1-3 INTRO: HERE WE READ OF THE PROPHET JONAH, WHOSE NAME MEANS “DOVE”. THE BOOK OF JONAH DOES NOT CONTAIN PROPHECY PER SE, RATHER IT CONTAINS THE HISTORY OF A PROPHET..... 1. A PROPHET RELUCTANT TO FULFIL THE MISSION GOD HAS FOR HIM. 2. A PROPHET WHO ...read more

  • Why Hast Thou Done This?

    Contributed by David Coe on Nov 10, 2000
    based on 108 ratings
     | 2,815 views

    A sermon to show the foolishness of running from God.

    WHY HAST THOU DONE THIS? Jonah 1:1-3,10 A Message on "Running From God" I. THE MOTIVE 1.) Disobedience 1:2 "Arise, go to Nineveh.." a.) Displeasing 4:1 "But it displeased Jonah..." b.) Difficult 1:2 "cry against it for their wickedness..." II. THE MANNER ...read more

  • The Runaway Prophet Series

    Contributed by Mike Wilkins on Jun 9, 2002
    based on 172 ratings
     | 32,201 views

    God has a call on our lives. We need to stop running and obey that call.

    Jonah 1 The Runaway Prophet Jonah was a prophet of the most-high God. It was his job to listen to the word of God and then communicate it to the people. It is by God’s word through Jonah that Jeroboam II extended the boundaries of Israel in 2 Kings 14:25. Much of what he would communicate would ...read more

  • You Can Run, But You Can't Hide Series

    Contributed by Donovan Myers on Apr 26, 2002
    based on 15 ratings
     | 4,758 views

    An exploration of the sin of Jonah in running away and how it relates to us.

    JONAH 1 You Can Run But You Can’t Hide Donovan Myers Rosemount Missionary Church Dirty dishes are probably the greatest test for any serious and dedicated homemaker. After you have probably slaved all day getting the place in order or had to work outside the home and then had to prepare that ...read more