Dean Fulks is from Lifepoint, Columbus. The theme this year is “He must increase and I must decrease.”
Why run from revival?
Racism? Nineveh had consistently brutalized the Israelites. An evil people. Jonah, from a northern tribe, may have bitterness against them and he may not want the goodness of God to flourish in Nineveh?
Wanderlust? Maybe Jonah was just captivated by the lure of another place. Tarshish was a far–off place. Ideal.
His point is about Jonah and his failure. But God will be glorified whether in our successes or in our failures. Jonah ends without resolution. Yet God is still glorified in all that happened.
Ended with a passionate call for us to engage in the mission.
Tied in Jonah as the sign which Christ gave of his redeeming grace.