CHRISTIAN ENTERPRISE IS DIVINELY COMMANDED. The Bible says that David served his own generation by the will of God. And how many are the stimulants to urge us to this active, aggressive work! You and I are to preach that very same Jesus who went into Rome, and into Athens, and into Asia-Minor, and whom our fathers preached, and whom our fathers revered. Are you a sinner? God was pleased with Jonah and with the people. We account for this on the principle that: 1. Unsuitable because of the self-deception which he could practise on himself, and his moral confusion and compromise. Some preach for the sake of the sermon. First, God calls Jonah to go to Nineveh, but Jonah flees from God (1:1-16). It received the approval of God. So the prophet is brought back exactly to the point at which he had broken away, and told to begin where he had left off. But Jonah had gone below deck, where he lay down and fell into a deep... INTRODUCTION: In our message this morning we come to the story of Jonah. Jonah was used by God to bring about revival in Nineveh, even though Jonah was an unwilling instrument of His will. 2:2; Joel 2:28–32). He went because he was told, and where he was told, and when he was told, and as he was told, and to do the thing he was told, and in the way he was told. — Jonah obeyed the Lord. CHRISTIAN ENTERPRISE IS DIVINELY COMMANDED. Instead of going roughly 500 miles to the north and east, he went south and west to Joppa (Tel Aviv) and caught a ship headed to Tarshish, 2000 miles to the west on the east of Spain. But preach a God Christ, a Divine Christ, who was torn, lacerated by a devil-world; a risen Christ, risen by His own power, which He will exert in due time for all who die in Him. The work of the Church is to preach, to proclaim what God commands it — all the word of God. If God has a disposition to show mercy, God is one whose patience has limits. "So Jonah arose, and went unto Nineveh: Submission is now as thorough as at first self-will was resolute. "Arise and go" is the Divine command to every church, to every society, to every Christian to-day.II. 3. He heard their cry of repentance.(S. The Church is to be as the "salt of the earth." It is not possible to tell the extent or the permanence of this national repentance. Now he has come back, and in resumed spiritual relations he finds the condition of restored religious functions. His mission was to go there and preach a message of repentance. There should be nothing in the Churches or in the preaching of the Gospel that shall embarrass in the slightest degree any poor man, or plainly clad man, who may want to find Jesus Christ. i. But Jeroboam was credited with re-establishing the boundaries of Israel from the Haymath to the Dead Sea. But the word of God, which does not return to Him void (Is. There is preaching enough, but when you come to take out of it the theological dialectics, and the wranglings, and the discussions of the secular phases of life, and the material interests of the Church, and the meddling with current events, you find that the bulk of God's preaching is comparatively small, and often of weak portent. 2. This spirit also pervades the Church of Christ.I. So we are to go unto the dark places, and carry that light which God has communicated to man.3. 3.) God never told Jonah to leave the city. The Paperback Bible presents the Bible by the Book and is designed to be portable, readable, and truly personal with ample margins for notations. We are to arise and go. sermons. His reason he gives in Jonah 4:2. 6. The classic example in all of the Bible of a believer who knows the will of God, and yet doesn't want to do it, is found within the pages of the prophecy of Jonah. 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