Scripture: Jonah 2

Our Failure

Jonah admits his guilt
Jonah reached the bottom
Failure & suffering often comes before salvation.
Matthew 10:39

All have sinned – Romans 3:23
Our sin-broken minds cannot see truth – Romans 1:28

We Cannot Save ourselves

All our attempts at good works are like filthy rags. Isaiah 64:6

Ephesians 4:17-19

We cannot understand or even seek God on our own – Rom. 3:10-11
Salvation is a gift from God. It is by His grace alone. Eph. 2

Without blood there is no forgiveness of sins – Heb. 9:22
The blood of Jesus saves us – Heb 9:14

Three Truths

1. We are sinners and God is holy.
2. We cannot save ourselves.
3. God’s grace means Jesus’ blood on the cross is the only way we can be saved.

Take Aways

1. Have you admitted your sin?
2. Do you see you can’t save yourself?
3. Will you accept God’s grace – trusting in Jesus’ death on the cross?

Christian have you wandered far from God?
Are you struggling with self-righteousness?
Lacking in compassion?