Chestnut Ridge Church
Jonah–Part 3
The tale of Jonah and the giant fish is one of the most beloved stories of the Old Testament. Although the book of Jonah is only four short chapters, it is packed with life lessons about God’s sovereignty and grace. Within this section of the Bible, Jonah helps us understand one of the most important questions in life—what happens when we don’t listen to God?
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  • Chestnut Ridge Church [CRC]
    2223 Cheat Rd, Morgantown, WV 26508, USA
    Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 11:00 AM

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Today's Music
We Praise You, My Defense, Another in the Fire, On My Heart (Written)
Problem | We don't realize how gracious and compassionate God is
Solution | Our God is a God of second (or third) chances
The Greek word for “repentance” is a compound word derived from meta, meaning “after,” and suggesting “some type of change,” and nous, meaning “mind.” –E.E. Carpenter
The most important aspect of Old Testament…is contained in the Hebrew word shub, which expresses the idea of turning back, retracing one’s steps in order to return to the right way. –Achtemeier
Today's Takeaway | When we repent, God will often relent
If Jonah had gone to the city during the reign of the Assyrian king Ashur-dan III… the prophet may have found the city psychologically prepared for his message by two foreboding famines (in 765 and 759) and a total solar eclipse on June 15, 763. People in those days often took such events as indicators of divine wrath. –J.D. Hannah
Nineveh’s repentance delayed God’s destruction of the city for about 150 years. The people evidently fell into sin again, so that later the city was destroyed, in 612 b.c. –J.D. Hannah

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