by David Cawston

How to Right a Wrong
David Cawston
Jonah 1:11-17

This is the third 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

Now Today!
"How to right a wrong!"

Have you ever done anything wrong and not known what to do or felt paralyzed in doing the right thing!
You were afraid that whatever you would do it would make the problem worse.
We are not very good at fixing difficult problems.
What we usually do is leave it hoping that it will fix itself!
How many of you know that that doesn't really happen.
Or we put the blame on others for our problems and don't accept any responsibility!
Or we hope it might never be mentioned again but it won't be forgotten!

That is why Jesus told us it was our responsibility as Christians to be the first to fix things!
Matt 5:23-24
23 "Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you,
24 leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to your brother; then come and offer your gift.(NIV)

Righting wrongs depends on us!
Whether the wrong is with someone else or with God!
James 5:16
16 Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. (NIV)

We are waiting for someone else while God is holding us responsible!
There is a promise from God that if we start the confessing He will finish it with forgiveness.
I Jn 1:9
9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.(NIV)

It was time for Jonah to spill the beans! To fully confess! To take ...

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