Jonah and Nineveh
Sunday with your kids
Lesson summary: God’s grace extends beyond Israel’s borders.
In our bible story we learned:
1. God calls Jonah
2. Jonah flees but God pursues
3. God reveals his mercy to Nineveh
Where is Jesus?
How does today's Bible story fit into God's greater plan of redemption?
Read Matthew 12:39-40.
Jesus tells us that the three days Jonah spent in the belly of a fish was a picture foretelling the time that Jesus’ crucified body would be in the grave before the resurrection.
God had a plan to rescue Jonah from his sin of disobedience. God’s plan for Jonah involved three days swallowed up in a fish. Jonah found his salvation in God. In the end Jonah was released and went on to preach repentance to Nineveh.
God has a plan to rescue us from our sin through Jesus. Jesus died on the cross for our sins and spent three days in the grave swallowed up by death. But death could not hold him, and on the third day he rose again. Now the message of repentance and faith in Christ is proclaimed all over the world. The question for us is, will we trust in Him?
Family Discipleship - "Time" in the Home
We are on week 69 which starts on page 464 in the Long Story Short devotional. Take a look below of the topics of each day this week to prepare you for your time with your family.
Day 1: Jonah flees
Day 2: God pursues in mercy
Day 3: Jesus and Jonah
Day 4: Ninevah repents and God forgives
Day 5: Love and pray for your enemies
Pray about it! Praise God that he knows where we are all the time and that we can’t run away from Him.
Scripture memory - THIS SUNDAY!
Check out the highlighted portion on the bookmark below to see what we will recite in our Gathering Sunday, November 4th.