by Jeff Lynn

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You Don't Sail Alone (3 of 6)
Series: Jonah
Jeff Lynn
Jonah 1:4-16
July 31, 2011

Last week we looked at what happens while you're running from God.

It was about what God does and what happens to you.

We saw where God continues to pursue with compassion.
He controls circumstances in your life to get your attention and to bring you to obedience.
You become spiritually calloused.

It may be that God keeps pursuing you and you keep running even after God has hurled a great wind on the sea that affects your boat; and you become more and more calloused to where you are so hard hearted that it's going to take something drastic to get your attention.

Or worse, God may just snuff you out.
The Bible says that there is a sin that leads to death.

You may be here this morning and confess that you're not running from God.

But it could be that you're reluctant to do what God has "called" you to do.
Either way, it's disobedience.

This morning we are going to see how our disobedience affects others.

TEXT: Jonah 1:4-16

You've probably heard the phrase, "No man is an island."
It comes from a poem that speaks of everyone's life affecting others.

Well, this morning I'd like to coin a new idea: "You don't sail alone."

Everything you do has some type of consequence for people in your boat; whether at home, your work, or your church family.

So, when it comes to your reluctance or disobedience to do what God has called you to do, when you're running, first of all…


Again, look at verses 4-6:

But the LORD hurled a great wind upon the sea, and there was a mighty tempest on the sea, so that the ship threatened to break up. Then the mariners were afraid, and each cried out to his god. And they hurled the cargo that was in the ship into the sea to lighten it for them. But Jonah had gone down into the inner part of the ship and had lain down and was fast asleep. So the captain came and said to him, "What do ...

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