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Confessions of a Delinquent Believer #2: Salvation Belongs to the Lord

October 18, 2020 Speaker: Rev Phil Court Series: 11 AM Sunday Morning Service

Topic: Confessions of a Delinquent Believer Scripture: Jonah 1:17–3:4

Service Details

Series: "Confessions of a Delinquent Believer"
Topic: "Salvation Belongs to the Lord"
Preacher: Rev. Philip Court
Intro Speaker, Prayer, Benediction: Rev. Philip Court
Bible Reading: Deb Court
Hymns: "How Great Thou Art" by The Scots' Church Choir from Food For Life's Journey Hymn Collection and "When the Storms of Life are Raging, Stand by Me" by Chris White
Scripture: Jonah 1:17-3:4

Service Audio and Bible Passage

Jonah 1:17-3:4

17 And the Lord appointed a great fish to swallow up Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.

Jonah's Prayer

Then Jonah prayed to the Lord his God from the belly of the fish, 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.
For you cast me into the deep,
    into the heart of the seas,
    and the flood surrounded me;
all your waves and your billows
    passed over me.
Then I said, ‘I am driven away
    from your sight;
yet I shall again look
    upon your holy temple.’
The waters closed in over me to take my life;
    the deep surrounded me;
weeds were wrapped about my head
    at the roots of the mountains.
I went down to the land
    whose bars closed upon me forever;
yet you brought up my life from the pit,
    Lord my God.
When my life was fainting away,
    I remembered the Lord,
and my prayer came to you,
    into your holy temple.
Those who pay regard to vain idols
    forsake their hope of steadfast love.
But I with the voice of thanksgiving
    will sacrifice to you;
what I have vowed I will pay.
    Salvation belongs to the Lord!”

10 And the Lord spoke to the fish, and it vomited Jonah out upon the dry land.

Then the word of the Lord came to Jonah the second time, saying, “Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and call out against it the message that I tell you.” So Jonah arose and went to Nineveh, according to the word of the Lord. Now Nineveh was an exceedingly great city, three days' journey in breadth. Jonah began to go into the city, going a day's journey. And he called out, “Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown!”