Jonah Bible Study
The primary theme of the story of Jonah and the Whale is that God's love, grace, and compassion extend to everyone, even outsiders and oppressors. God loves all people. A secondary message is that you can't run from God. Jonah tried to run, but God stuck with him and gave Jonah a second chance.
A challenge from the book of Jonah, Chapters 1-4 (King James Version edition)
Step 1: Jonah - Chapter 1
The LORD sent Jonah to Nineveh. Jonah fled by ship. A storm arose and the men threw Jonah into the sea. A great fish swallowed him.
Step 2: Jonah - Chapter 2
Jonah prayed: "I cried out in my distress. Waters surrounded me. You brought me up from the pit!" The fish vomited him onto dry land.
Step 3: Jonah - Chapter 3
So Jonah went to Nineveh and said, "Nineveh shall be overthrown!" The people fasted and wore sackcloth. God relented of the disaster.
Step 4: Jonah - Chapter 4
Jonah was angry and said, "O LORD, take my life." A plant sheltered Jonah but it died. The LORD said, "Should I not pity Nineveh?"
Step 5: Quiz