Even At Our Worst, God Is At His Best! (Jonah 2) Part 2
(Jonah 1 - Man on the run, Man of Mystery, Man overboard!)
I. Sometimes we have to hit rock _bottom__ to start looking up (2:1, 3, 5).
A. Sometimes hardship is result of sin (Hebrews 12).
B. Sometimes hardship is part of God’s plan (Job,Hebrews 11).
C. Sometimes hardship is used by God to build our character (James 1:2-4).
II. God is always ready and willing to _forgive_ (2:2, 4, 6, 8).
A. What about “deathbed” or “foxhole” conversions? (See Luke 23:39-43)
B. What about rare exception, “sin unto death” in 1 John 5:16?
C. What about assumption that more sin leads to more grace? (Romans 6:1f)
III. Our response should be great _appreciation__ to God (2:9-10).