READ JONAH ONE THROUGH FOUR Chapter four has one resounding theme: God is faithful. We saw in chapters one, two, and three that God is faithful to those who call out to him, and in chapter four we learn this: God is faithful … even when we don’t want Him to be. Read Jonah 4:9-11.
READ JONAH THREE AND FOUR Once Jonah was on dry ground, the pace of the narrative sped up. The author rushed us through the bullet points of Jonah’s obedience, the people’s repentance and God’s response. But, in our text today, the pace slows down again. We’re going to notice, once again, that the minute details
READ JONAH FOUR Jonah’s mission is complete – the people of Nineveh have repented and God has relented! How does Jonah respond in 4:1? Is this the reaction you would have expected him to have? Why or why not? It is here that we are given a little insight into Jonah’s psyche when he
READ JONAH THREE Jonah is walking throughout the city calling out to the people to repent and warning of pending judgment. As we saw yesterday, the people who heard Jonah’s words did just that – heeded the warning and repented. Read 3:6-8. Why do you think the king is mentioned separately from the rest of
READ JONAH THREE We’re coming quickly to the end of Jonah’s story (Lent is right around the corner!). Even though we’re only through two of four chapters, we’re going to notice something this week: the author is going to pick up the pace. Where the first chapter gives us details about Jonah, God’s activity
READ JONAH TWO We’ve spent the whole week looking at Jonah’s prayer from inside the fish. Today, we’re going to see God respond, but before we do, let’s suspend our knowledge of what happens next. For just a few more minutes, let’s sit in the darkness and surrender that Jonah experienced. Read Jonah 2:1-9 aloud.
READ JONAH TWO Today, we’re going to finish looking at Jonah’s prayer from the belly of the fish. We’re going to focus our study on his prayer in verses 7 through 9. Read the following verses and note which part of Jonah’s prayer they are related to? *fun fact: These are cross-references. In your Bible,
READ JONAH TWO We are going to continue to look at Jonah’s prayer to God from the belly of fish. Today, we’re going to focus on verses 4 through 6. What emotions does Jonah’s prayer express in verses 4 and 5? How does Jonah think God sees him right now? Jonah is reflecting on the
READ JONAH TWO Jonah has broken his silence against God and has prayed (פָּלַל) to God from the belly of the fish. For the remainder of this week’s study, we’re going to look at Jonah’s prayer to God. Today, we’re focusing on verses 1-3. First, read the whole prayer through – ideally, read it aloud.