Jonah: I Knew It!

Jonah 4 – the Pouting Prophet. Jonah wanted to live in a world where people get what they deserve. Why do innocent people have to suffer and die, while evil people live. In this chapter Jonah was angry at God for loving Jonah’s enemies. The very fact that the Ninevites listened to the warnings from […]

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Jonah: Called

When Jonah heard the call he ran. God disciplines him. He prays and gets a second chance. He obeys. And then he was angry.  Why would anyone want to study Jonah, to teach about Jonah, to pay attention to Jonah? He was a loser! Many pastors have become ‘shopkeepers’ and have left their true calling.  […]

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Jonah: Who Knows Jonah

Jonah 3  Five amazing events happen in this chapter. Jonah Survives. God Gives Him Another Chance. Jonah Obeys. The City Believes. God Forgives and Relents. Most of us struggle with the survival of this guy who lived in a fish for 3 days.  We do not know the mind of God. Our disbelief often is […]

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Jonah: Lessons from the Belly of a Fish

Jonah 2- Jonah prays, cries out to God in desperation, in the belly of the great fish. What else would one do in that situation?  Why did Jonah pray before he was thrown overboard? When you get out of the habit of communicating with God, it’s hard to face Him. God’s deliverance from the fish […]

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Jonah: Running Away from God

Jonah 1  It’s not about a big fish. It’s not about God’s wrath and fury. This story is a story of God’s grace and mercy. Jonah (who hated the Ninevites) was being put in the center of his worst nightmare. God sent his best, even though Jonah chose disobedience. He didn’t change His plan just because […]

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