Jesus' Favorite Easter Story (7 of 17) by Chris Brown

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Jesus’ Favorite Easter Story (7 of 17)
Series: The Unknown Prophets
Pastor Chris Brown
Jonah

What do Jesus and Jonah have in common?
Matthew 12:38-42, 16:1-4, Luke 11:29-32, Jonah 1-4, 2 Kings 14:25, Nahum 3:1-4

- Both were sent by God to a place they didn’t want to go.

- Both sacrificed themselves for others.

- Both were left for dead for three days.

- Both came back with a salvation message.


If “my life was ebbing away”…
Jonah 2:7-10, 3:4-10, 4:1-3, Romans 10:9-11, John 3:16, Mark 12:28-31

1. Realize that there is a God…and it’s not me.

2. Repent = Ask for mercy and change your direction.

3. Surrender = Get off the throne and accept a new King.

4. Start with obedience…even when you don’t feel like it.


Easter is the only hope for:
Matthew 12:24-37, 1 John 1:9, 2 Peter 3:9, Romans 5:8-10, Acts 4:12

- Any Christian who’s heading in the opposite direction.

- Those who find themselves in the enemy’s camp.


Have a great Easter…it’s the only sign we get!


TAKING IT HOME
Looking back at this week’s teaching and study, is there something you would especially like to remember or like prayer for?

Growth Group Homework


GETTING TO KNOW YOU
1. If you could make a good living playing one sport for five years, and ability was not an issue, which sport would you pick and why?



2. Most of us have encountered a situation when someone was apologizing for something and it didn’t seem like they really owned up to what they did. What indicators tell you someone is owning up to their stuff? What indicators cause you to question their sincerity?



3. Looking back at your notes from this week’s teaching, was there anything that particularly caught your attention, challenged or confused you?




DIGGING DEEPER
1. This weekend, we heard some great news about God’s forgiveness and restoration when we stop and surrender. The Ninevites experienced this first hand when they took radical steps to surr ...


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