Did you ever run away from home? Maybe you got to the end of the block before turning around and going back. It all seems silly in retrospect, but at the time you had plans. You'd show 'em what was what.
But your plans always fell apart, didn't they? You were so focused on what you were running from, not what you were running to, that you found yourself faced with the question, "Now what?" You had to raise the white flag and give up.
In this 3-part series, Andy Stanley walks us through the story of one of the world's most famous runners—Jonah. From trying to outrun God to wrestling with grace and discipline, we'll explore the lessons we can all learn when it comes to surrendering. DOWNLOAD ONLY
Part 1 - Resistance is Futile (Andy Stanley)
We can run. God gives us room to. We can escape to new jobs or new relationships, but at the end of all that running, we are faced with the simple truth you can run from God, but you can't outrun God. So what is God up to when we run? And why do we run when deep down we know resistance is futile? In this message, Andy Stanley addresses these questions and more. Jonah1:1-17, Jonah 2:1, Proverbs 3:11-12
Part 2 - Distress Call (Andy Stanley)
Being disciplined is never fun. So why does God do it? To pay us back? In this message, Andy Stanley uses the story of Jonah's distress to unveil the real reason God disciplines us. The answer just might surprise you. Jonah 2, Jonah 3:1-2
Part 3 - Holier Than Thou (Andy Stanley)
What are you concerned about? What do you think about all day? What do you pray for? Your mortgage payment? Your 401K? Your kids? We all have things were concerned for, but what is God concerned about? What does he want us to focus on? Those are the questions Andy Stanley wrestles with as he wraps up this series. Jonah 3:3-10, Jonah 4:1-11