Interactive Notes & Digital Bible

01.19.20 | The Runaway, Week 3

| MAIN IDEA, Week 1 |

Don’t try to outrun God’s purpose for your life, it will be costly for you and those around you.

| MAIN IDEA, Week 2 |

God hears you, saves you, and creates space for you to obey Him, even at your lowest moments. 

Jonah 3:1-4

Then the word of the Lord came to Jonah a second time: “Go to the great city of Nineveh and proclaim to it the message I give you.” Jonah obeyed the word of the Lord and went to Nineveh. Now Nineveh was a very large city; it took three days to go through it. Jonah began by going a day’s journey into the city, proclaiming, “Forty more days and Nineveh will be overthrown.”


Do you believe God plans to use you to accomplish what seems impossible?


  • Don't settle for your idea when God's plan is eternally better.

  • You’re one yes away from a world changing moment.


“We serve a God who is holy but not afraid to work with things that are dirty. God can work with dirt.”

Robert Madu


What We Think: "I follow God because I'm too messed up. He'll never love someone like me. I see other people and wish I could have their life. Why doesn't God give that to me?!"

Reality: You cannot run the race set before you if you’re always watching the lanes to each side of you. 

Jonah 3:5-9

The Ninevites believed God. A fast was proclaimed, and all of them, from the greatest to the least, put on sackcloth. When Jonah’s warning reached the king of Nineveh, he rose from his throne, took off his royal robes, covered himself with sackcloth and sat down in the dust. This is the proclamation he issued in Nineveh: “By the decree of the king and his nobles:Do not let people or animals, herds or flocks, taste anything; do not let them eat or drink. But let people and animals be covered with sackcloth. Let everyone call urgently on God. Let them give up their evil ways and their violence. Who knows? God may yet relent and with compassion turn from his fierce anger so that we will not perish.”


God doesn’t need your eloquence to accomplish his desires. Rather, he lovingly invites you to lend your voice to his simple message and to join him in his work. 


“God doesn’t need our good works, but our neighbor does.”

Gustaf Wingren

Jonah 3:10

10 When God saw what they did and how they turned from their evil ways, he relented and did not bring on them the destruction he had threatened.

| IDEA |

God’s plan will always happen, will you be there when it does?


God doesn’t need your eloquence to accomplish his desires. Rather, he lovingly invites you to lend your voice to his simple message and to join him in his work. 

What are your Next Steps today?

How are you being challenged by today's message?

After The Message

There are 3 ways to connect with someone today. We know these services can be heavy and we want to give you some different options to connect today. 


1) Stop by the Get Connected Table in the lobby after service and a volunteer will get a member of our pastoral staff to come and talk.


2) Fill out a Connection Card during service, drop it off in the buckets during service or at the Connection Table in the lobby and someone will contact you this week.


3) Fill out the Connect portion of and we contact you this week.


| Bible Reading Plan |

What would it look like if you could begin to trust God fully? What if trusting him could mean the difference between spiritual health or continually running? A great way to begin is to learn about Jonah, who we are looking at in this series. When we see an example of what not to do, it better helps us to not make the same mistakes. Start your 4 day reading plan today.