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This sermon continues examining the story of Jonah, particularly his relationship with the sailors on the ship to Tarshish. Jonah is called by God to go to Nineveh, the greatest city in the world, and warn the city about impending disaster. Jonah refuses, heads in the other direction, and gets on a boat. God sends a storm to hunt him down, endangering the lives of everyone on the ship. Jonah, recognizing this, offers to be thrown into the ocean so the lives of the other sailors will not be forfeit. The sailors rebuke Jonah for not using his faith for the common good. When his behavior alters, it creates a change in them. Too often the church is like Jonah: asleep to the people standing right in front of them. What does the story of Jonah teach us about how Christians should relate to the outside world? We must recognize that every human being has a deep, spiritual longing, but in our natural state those deep, spiritual longings are distorted by fear.