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Here am I... send someone else!

Here am I... send someone else!

Friday, May 7, 2021 11:44 AM
Friday, May 7, 2021 11:44 AM


Jonah 1:1–3

When God called Jonah to go to Nineveh to preach against sin, Jonah replied, “Here I am…send someone else. I’m on my way to Tarshish!”

I. Jonah’s call was —

  1. Personal — God called Jonah, a real person, for a special task.
  2. Pointed — God told Jonah exactly where he wanted him to go — to Nineveh.
  3. Purposeful — God instructed Jonah to preach against the wickedness of Nineveh.

II. Jonah’s fall was —

  1. Calculated — Jonah bought a ticket and boarded a ship bound for Tarshish.
  2. Continuous — Jonah went down to Joppa; he went down into the ship; he went down into the sea; he went down into the belly of the fish.
  3. Costly — Jonah’s trip was more expensive than he ever dreamed.

God still calls us today. May we reply, “Here am I…send me!”

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