• Jonah 1:1-4, 4:10-11 Jonah, Reluctant Messenger (Donovan)

    The story of the whale (or great fish) was included to get our attention. Unfortunately, the story is so striking that we have remembered it and have forgotten the message. Grown men try to find a species of whale with throat large enough to swallow a man.

  • Jonah 3:1 – 4.11 Prayer in the Fish’s Belly (Hoffacker)

    QUESTIONS: What was going on with Jonah before the fish episode? What happens after the huge creature coughs him up? What does Jonah do during his time inside the fish? And finally, what can we learn from this wonderful, comic, very human story?

  • Jonah 3:1-10 Cruise to Nowhere (Wagner)

    This is a story about three groups of people headed in the wrong direction. First, there was Jonah, chosen by God to be a prophet. Second, there was the crew of a merchant ship. Third, there were the people of the city of Nineveh, who were evil and offensive to God.

  • Jonah 3:1-5, 10 How Do You Spell Nineveh? (Molin)

    The story of Jonah begins innocently enough: “One day the Lord spoke to Jonah, son of Amittai. He said ‘Go to Nineveh.'” Tthat sounds like an easy instruction; sort of like God saying “Go to Omaha.” But to Jonah, God’s command was a curse.

  • Jonah 3:1-5, 10 Jonah (Sylvester)

    In his dream Jonah said, “God, I know you. You’re gracious and merciful. You abound in steadfast love. Why should I risk my neck? You’re going to forgive them anyway.” But Jonah was too smart to say this out loud.