resilience - jonah

December 06, 2020 | Matt Ware

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How do we become more resilient and push through a tough year? Maybe you’re in a spiritual drought, your finances are struggling, you’re battling emotional hurt, and you just feel like you’ve been knocked down time and time again. This series walks you through practical, real-life application to be able to bounce back, persevere, and exhibit Christ-like RESILIENCE.



Romans 11:29 (ESV) the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable

Jonah 1:17 (ESV) the Lord appointed a great fish to swallow up Jonah.

2 Corinthians 4:8-9 (AMP) We are hedged in (pressed) on every side [troubled and oppressed in every way], but not cramped or crushed; we suffer embarrassments and are perplexed and unable to find a way out, but not driven to despair; 9 We are pursued (persecuted and hard driven), but not deserted [to stand alone]; we are struck down to the ground, but never struck out and destroyed.

1. Prayer

Jonah 2:1-2 (ESV) Then Jonah prayed to the Lord his God from the belly of the fish, 2 saying, “I called out to the Lord, out of my distress, and he answered me; out of the belly of Sheol I cried, and you heard my voice.

2 Timothy 2:13 (ESV) if we are faithless, he remains faithful

James 4:8 (ESV) Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you.

2. Praise Jonah 2:9a (ESV) But I with the voice of thanksgiving will sacrifice to you

1 Thessalonians 5:18 (ESV) give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

Acts 16:26 (ESV) and suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken. And immediately all the doors were opened, and everyone’s bonds were unfastened.

Isaiah 61:3 (NKJV) The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness

Jonah 2:10 (ESV) And the Lord spoke to the fish, and it vomited Jonah out upon the dry land.

3. Purpose

Jonah 3:1 (ESV) Then the word of the Lord came to Jonah the second time …

Jonah 3:1-3 (ESV) Then the word of the Lord came to Jonah the second time, saying, 2 “Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and call out against it the message that I tell you.” 3 So Jonah arose and went to Nineveh, according to the word of the Lord.

Proverbs 24:16 (ESV) the righteous falls seven times and rises again

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