REVIVAL IN NINEVEH
Jonah chose to disobey God by jumping on a ship to Tarshish, going in the opposite direction of Nineveh, and ending up in the belly of a great fish. God is a God of second chances, and after the great fish regurgitated Jonah, God sent Jonah to Ninevah again. Same call, but this time Jonah chose to obey. He was undistracted, unafraid, and boldly proclaimed God’s message in Nineveh. The people believed God, repented, and turned from their evil and violent ways. Their response is a striking testimony of what God can do through one man’s obedience – one of the world’s greatest revivals took place in one of the most demonic and violent empires in history. Will you obey God’s call on your life and allow Him to work through you in drawing others to Jesus?
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Content for the sermon has been researched from many different sources. I make every effort to acknowledge these sources whenever possible.