Hearing and Seeing the Prophetic Message

Passage:Jonah 3:10-4:11

Preacher: Emmanuel Tuyishime

God sends a message to us though the prophets of old. He wants us to compare where we are today with the people who he reached during Jonah's time. Prophets always feared being rejected, and when God calls prophets to speak they often come up with excuses. But God is not so much concerned with our abilities as he is with our availability. Also people usually don't want to be told their sins and their need to repent. We find in Jonah's case, however, the Assyrian's did repent, and then Jonah was angry that they did! We face a similar challenge today because we may admit we have sin, but don't want to give those sins specific names. But God promises to forgive our sins when we repent and trust in him.