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Summary: Why God grants 2nd opportunities to wayward servants.

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THE SECOND TIME AROUND—Part II—Jonah 3:1-10

Jonah was given a second chance to bring about God’s desire in Nineveh.

God can use rescued servants to achieve His will among mankind.

What can be achieved thru a second chance?

5 reasons God grants extensions to wayward servants are...

1. Consignment’s Sake

2. Commission’s Sake

3. Awareness Sake

4. Acceptance’s Sake

5. Ease’s Sake

6—Extensions are granted to wayward servant’s for

AUTHORITY’S SAKE(:6-7a)

—Explanation:(:6-7a)

:6—“When the word reached the king of Nineveh, he arose from his throne, laid aside his robe from him, covered himself with sackcloth, & sat on the ashes.

:7—“And he issued a proclamation & it said, “In Nineveh by the decree of the king & his nobles:...”

Rom. 13:1-4—“Let every person be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, & those which exist are established by God. Therefore he who resists authority has opposed the ordinance of God; & they who have opposed will receive condemnation upon themselves. For rulers are not a cause of fear for good behavior, but for evil. Do you want to have no fear of authority? Do what is good, & you will have praise from the same; for it is a minister of God to you for good. But if you do what is evil, be afraid; for it does not bear the sword for nothing; for it is a minister of God, an avenger who brings wrath upon the one who practices evil.”

—Argumentation:

Ezek. 22:29-31—“The people of the land have practiced oppression & committed robbery, & they have wronged the poor & needy & have oppressed the sojourner without justice. “And I searched for a man among them who should build up the wall & stand in the gap before Me for the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found no one. “Thus I have poured out My indignation on them; I have consumed them with the fire of My wrath; their way I have brought upon their heads,” declares the Lord GOD.”

1Tim. 2:1-4—“First of all, then, I urge that entreaties & prayers, petitions & thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, for kings & all who are in authority, in order that we may lead a tranquil & quiet life in all godliness & dignity. This is good & acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved & to come to the knowledge of the truth.”

—Illustration:

My salvation/Head of house/Influence on others—children-WifeNeighbors/AUTHORITY

—Application:

Your 2nd chance could grant Salvation to those in AUTHORITY!

?Your 2nd chance granted AUTHORITY a 2nd chance?

?Is your 2nd chance God’s 2nd chance at fulfilling His desire?

?What will you do with your 2nd chance?

?Why has God given you a 2nd chance?

7—Extensions are granted to wayward servant’s for

SINCERITY’S SAKE(:7b-8)

—Explanation:(:7b-8)

:7—“....by the decree of the king & his nobles: Do not let man, beast, herd, or flock taste a thing. Do not let them eat or drink water.

:8—“But both man & beast must be covered with sackcloth; & let men call on God earnestly that each may turn from his wicked way & from the violence which is in his hands.”


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