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Christ Wesleyan Church

June 2, 2019

June 2, 2019

Join us for our primary worship service each week on Sunday.

Locations & Times

CWC Milton: The Auditorium

363 Stamm Rd, Milton, PA 17847, USA

Sunday 9:00 AM

Sunday 10:45 AM

Welcome to CWC!

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Running from God

A. The Lord gave a message to Jonah...
1. The story of Jonah has been disputed by many liberals who did not believe in the inerrancy of the Bible. In 1849, archaeologists unearthed Nineveh.
2. Jonah was a Jew, born in the small town of Gath-Hepher near Nazareth.
3. The story of Jonah took place around 765 B.C. while Jeroboam II was King of Israel.
4. Nineveh became the capital of Assyria, the most powerful empire of that day. Population: Over 120,000.
5. Nineveh was a wicked city. The Assyrians had a reputation for cruelty. The brutality was gross and disgusting. The atrocities would include skinning people alive, decapitation, mutilation, ripping out tongues, making a pyramid of human heads, piercing the chin with a rope, and forcing prisoners to live in kennels like dogs.
6. The Assyrians had no use for the Jews, and the Jews hated the Assyrians. They hated their bloodthirsty cruelty, their idolatry, and their arrogance.
7. Ultimately, God would destroy Nineveh through the words of the prophet Nahum, 150 years later.
8. In 2014, Isis destroyed what was believed to be Jonah’s tomb, outside of Mosul, as they didn’t want to share anything with Christians or Jews.
9. Jesus verified the story of Jonah in His words in Matthew.
B. God’s will for Jonah…
1. Jonah ran in the opposite direction of God’s direction for him.
2. Jonah went down instead of up! Nineveh was 500 miles away, 300 miles north of Baghdad, just outside of Mosul. Tarshish was 2000 miles west, near Spain – 2500 miles the wrong way!
3. But God sent a storm.
4. Jonah’s choice impacted others.
5. God sent someone to Jonah to speak truth.
6. God exposes Jonah’s disobedience.
7. God’s Hand of protection was changed to a hand of correction.
8. God’s kindness provided a great fish.
9. God used even Jonah’s sin to bring men to Him.
C. What is your Nineveh?
1. What is God calling you to do that is out of your comfort zone?
2. What is God asking you to do that you really don’t want to do?
3. Where is God calling you to respond that may appear like danger or a place of hurt?
4. What is God's will for your life and have you been running from it?

Prayer Requests

Need prayer support? Our prayer team prays for your requests throughout the week. We love to hear how God has answered prayer! If you have a praise that God has answered a prayer and worked in incredible ways, share it with us.

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