The Truth about Consequences

The Truth about Consequences

TEXT: Jonah 1:4-17


There are two ways to run from God: _______________ and _______________.

POINT OF THE PASSAGE: Whether you run from God through rebellion or religion, you will suffer consequences.

I.  It is impossible to run from the _______________ of the Lord.      vv. 1-3

“But Jonah rose to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the Lord.”

II.  There are _______________ when you run from the Lord.      vv. 4-16

            1. There will be a _______________.

“But the Lord hurled a great wind upon the sea.”

            2. It will impact _______________.

            3. It will impact _______________.

III. God graciously _______________ you to turn around.     v. 17    


Application Questions

1. How is Jonah similar to the younger son in Jesus’ Parable of the Prodigal Son?

2. Are all “storms” in your life a result of your rebellion? Explain.

3. If someone said to you, “My sin is too great for God to forgive me?”, how would you respond?

4. How is Jonah a “type” of Jesus?


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