Heart Surgery- Jonah 4
Big Idea: God graciously extends grace when rebels heed warning.
Second chances (1-2).
About what do you need a second chance?
The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. “The LORD is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.” Lamentations 3:22-24
God gives second chances but realize second chances have little chance without Him.
Warning then change (3-9).
Options when you hear of coming wrath:
Circle warnings you need to heed from Colossians 3. Then circle how and through Whom the change can occur.
Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. On account of these the wrath of God is coming. In these you too once walked, when you were living in them. But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth. Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator. Colossians 3:5-10
Relenting from wrath (10).
The wages of sin is death but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus. Romans 6:23
“God, your mercies are new every morning.”
“Lord, I messed up, you are mercifully the God of 2nd chances. I’m gonna take it that now. Be with me.”
“Lord, you are merciful to warn me of my sin. I choose now to change. Help me change God.”
“Lord, thank you for Jesus. My faith is in Him. He is your mercy to me.”