by David Cawston

God Wants to Talk to You!
David Cawston
Jonah 1:1-3

This is the first 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:
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

Not Today!
"God Wants to talk to You!"
Open communication...
Nick and Max, both well past 80, lived in adjoining apartments in a retirement community. They spent a lot of time together, but both valued their privacy so much that they rarely exchanged any information. One morning, they were walking to the community center, as they did every day. When they reached the intersection where they were to turn left, Nick turned right instead. Max stopped, looked at Nick, then called out, "Hey! Where're you going?" Nick stopped and turned to face Max. "None of your business," he said. "And I wouldn't even have told you that much if you weren't my best friend."

Jonah 1:1-3
1 The word of the LORD came to Jonah son of Amittai:
2 "Go to the great city of Nineveh and preach against it, because its wickedness has come up before me."
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 and sailed for Tarshish to flee from the LORD. (NIV)

Jonah is the story of a man who rebelled and then was swallowed by a great fish. Why would we think it strange that God could prepare at fist to swallow Jonah.
If Humans can prepare an iron fish like a submarine why do some of us have difficulty believing that God could prepare a great fish for Jonah? In fact the late G. Campbell Morgan said, "Men have been looking so long at the great fish they failed to see the great God!"

The book of Jonah is not really ...

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