In Jonah 3, we see Repentance revealed three ways. It is revealed in Jonah's recommitment, Ninevah's regret and reversal of their ways, and in God's "relenting"...all three are rooted in the Biblical teaching on Repentance.
Below is an outline for this message. I hope Holy Spirit speaks to you through it. More importantly, I encourage you to respond as Holy Spirit leads.
God bless, Kirk McCormick
“Resent, Repent, Relent”
** In Jonah 3, we see how Repentance is revealed Three Ways.
Way 1 – (Repentance Expressed when)
Point: Repentance is often a Change of priorities.
Jonah 3:3 – “Jonah obeyed the word of the LORD and went to Nineveh.”
Point: Repentance, when genuine, frees us to clean the slate so we can reconfigure our priorities according to God’s plan.
Way 2 – (Repentance Expressed when)
Nineveh Regrets and Reverses.
** Jonah recommits to God’s plan…he goes to Nineveh and preaches…
…the king hears the message (v. 6)
6 When the news reached the king of Nineveh, he rose from his throne,