You Can Run, But You Can't Hide
This is the second in a series of message from the Book of Jonah.
This is a book portrays a God of second Chances, You can start over!
The other messages from this book are titiled:
1. "God Wants to talk to You!" 1:1-3
2. "You can run, but you can't hide"1:3-10
3. "How to right a wrong" 1:11-17
4. "What to do when I am in trouble?" 2:1-10
5. "You can start over" 3:1-10
6. "Bad Attitudes can Destroy your Life" 4:1-11
"You can run, but you can't hide"
Running is the most common characteristic of man when he is in distress or trouble or just afraid..
King David wanted to run from the troubles of life!
4 My heart is in anguish within me; the terrors of death assail me.
5 Fear and trembling have beset me; horror has overwhelmed me.
6 I said, "Oh, that I had the wings of a dove! I would fly away and be at rest--
7 I would flee far away and stay in the desert.(NIV)
We run from Creditors!
Ignore phone calls!
We run from difficult relationships
We run from the IRS!
Story of a man in my church in Washington.
We run from Police!
Hit and run drivers!
Running complicates the problems of life and delays the inevitable!
Story when I was a teenager out for a walk late at night!
It is the dumbest thing we can really do!
It complicates the problems of life.
Jonah was no different that the rest of us!
He was running from God!
The Downward spiral in running!
It is like being entangled in fishing net!
Or a cat in a ball of wool!
It only gets worse!
It exacerbates the problem!
Let us learn the lesson of these verses of this story!
"You can run, but you can't hide!"
I. Running from God leads you into trouble!
3 But Jonah ran away from the LORD and headed for Tarshish. He went down to Joppa, where he found a ship bound for that port. After paying the fare, he went aboard ...
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