by Stuart Briscoe

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NOTE: This sermon is part 3 and 4 of a 4 part sermon series. Two sermons outlines are included in this download.


Part 3: Revival of Nineveh
Series: The Story of Jonah
Stuart Briscoe
Jonah 3

The story of Jonah is full of improbable detail, none more so than the account of the remarkable response of Nineveh to the preaching of Jonah. There are lessons to be learned from this incident.

I. The Re-Instatement of the Prophet.

A. God's part.
1. God's purposes-go to Nineveh. 1:1; 3:2

2. God's principles-but the LORD. 1:4

3. God's provision-the LORD prepared. 1:17

4. God's perseverance-the second time. 3:1

B. Man's part.
1. Submitting the will to God's will.

2. Submerging inadequacy in God's will.

3. Subordinating personal concerns to God's call.

II. The Repentance of the People.

A. The pricking of conscience.


Part 4: How God Really Feels
Series: The Story of Jonah
Stuart Briscoe
Jonah 4

The reaction of Jonah to the action of Jehovah in pardoning Nineveh is startling. Jehovah talks to His servant about his attitude and, in striking contrast, reveals His own feelings for the people of Nineveh.

I. The Prophet's Anger.

A. The extent of his anger.
1. Angry about God's decision. v. 1

2. Angry about plant's destruction. v. 9

3. Angry about personal discomfort. v. 8

B. The expression of his anger.
1. What he said. v. 2
a. A petulant prayer.

b. A ridiculous request. cf. 1 Kings 19:4

2. What he did. v. 5
a. He withdrew from the action.
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