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Next Week - Daniel's Three Friends (Daniel 1-3)
Bible Words to Remember:
Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. Luke 6:36
God's People (Galatians 3)
How did Israel respond to warnings of disaster by God's prophets?
Why did Israel feel so secure?
How did God respond to Israel's feeling of superiority?
How did Jesus respond to the Jews' arrogance as descendants of Abraham?
But hadn't God excluded non-Jews from His people when He called Abraham?
Wasn't God only the God of the Jews?
Romans 3:29-30 (10:12-15)
What about God's promise specifically for the descendants of Abraham?
How do we, as non-Jews, receive the promise given to Abraham?
Galatians 3:14, 29
How did the early church respond when Peter baptized the Roman, Cornelius?
What great understanding did they gain after Peter told his story?
Jonah's Times (Jonah 1:1)
Who was Jonah?
At what time in Israel's history did Jonah prophesy?
2 Kings 14:23, 25
What world power was Israel's biggest threat?
2 Kings 15:19
For what did the Israelites dream?
Why is it called the land of Nimrod?
Jonah's Call (Jonah 1:1-3)
What was God's mission for Jonah?
What would happen if they listened to Jonah and turned from evil?
Ezekiel 18:21, 23
How did Jonah feel about being God's messenger of grace to Assyria?
Rough Seas Away From God (Jonah 1)
How easily could Jonah run away and hide from God?
Did Jonah really feel he could run away and hide from God?
How did the sailors determine Jonah was responsible for the calamity?
Jonah 1:7-10 (Prov 16:33)
How would they be able to calm this storm?
How quickly did the sailors follow Jonah's instructions?
What effect did this event have on the sailors?
The Fish (Jonah 2)
How did God protect Jonah from the sea to be able to fulfill his mission?
Jonah 1:17; 2:10
Not a whale - Extremely rare in Mediterranean, throat too small
What was significant about the time Jonah remained in the fish?
Probably a Requin shark - Common in Mediterranean to 25' long, large throat
Deep water, Very voracious, swallows everything it finds
1758 - One swallowed an overboard sailor and disappeared,
Whole horse was found in one
captain shot with cannonball, man vomited up alive
Matthew 12:38-40 (16:4)
How did Jonah pass the time?
Jonah 2:1 (2-9)
Jonah's Mission (Jonah 3)
How did God's mission for Jonah change after his display of faithlessness?
How did Jonah respond this second time?
How did Jonah know what to say?
How had the Israelites treated God's prophets who called for repentance?
1 Kings 19:10
Did the evil Ninevites reject Jonah's message and attempt to harm him?
How did God respond to their acceptance of His call?
Jonah's Celebration of Success (Jonah 4)
How thrilled was Jonah that his mission had been successful?
Why did he react this way?
What did he do?
What miracle did God perform to teach Jonah a lesson?
Probably Elkeroa - Common shrub in Palestine, grows in sandy places
How did this affect Jonah?
Broad vine-like leaves with dense shadow
Grows very quickly in matter of days
What was God's message through the vine?
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