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Read Jonah Chapter 3
1. What command does God give to Jonah for the second time in Jonah 3:1-2?

2. How did Jonah respond the first time God gave this command in Jonah 1:1-2?

3. How does Jonah respond the second time according to Jonah 3:3?

4. Has this ever happened to you, e.g. that God gave you a command and the first time (maybe even several times) you ignored God and He had to bring a great storm or other consequence to your life? Explain.

5. Where was Ninevah?

6. Going deeper: What was the reputation of Ninevah at the time God sent Jonah there?

7. What do you learn of Ninevah from Jonah 3:3?

8. What does Jonah do when he enters the city according to Jonah 3:4?

9. What was the response to Jonah’s message according to Jonah 3:5-9?

10. Copy Jonah 3:10. Meditate on this. Record your thoughts and impressions.

11. What do you learn about God’s response to prayer from the following passages?
Numbers 11:1-3

Numbers 12:9-15

1 Chronicles 21:15

 

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Read Jonah Chapter 2

1. Where is Jonah at the opening of Jonah chapter 2?

2. What does Jonah say of God in Jonah 2:2?

3. What is Sheol?

4. Who does Jonah say cast him into the sea in Jonah 2:3?

5. When did Jonah remember God according to Jonah 2:7?

6. Copy Jonah 2:8-9 here. Meditate on this. Record your thoughts and impressions.

7. How did God respond to Jonah’s prayer according to Jonah 2:10?

8. What do you learn about from the following passages?
Judges 6:11-18; 36-40

Judges 16:23-31

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Read Jonah Chapter 1

1. What do you learn about the storm in Jonah 1:4?

2. What is the response of the mariners on the ship according to Jonah 1:5?

3. What is the response of Jonah according to Jonah 1:5?

4. What does the captain say to Jonah in Jonah 1:6?

5. What do the men on the ship decide to do according to Jonah 1:7? What is the result?

6. What question do the men ask of Jonah in Jonah 1:8?

7. How does Jonah respond in Jonah 1:9?

8. What was the mariner’s response to Jonah’s statement according to Jonah 1:10-11?

9. What does Jonah tell them to do in Jonah 1:13?

10. What do the men do instead in Jonah 1:13? What is the result?

11. What do they do in response in Jonah 1:14-15? What is the result?

12. What is the response of the mariners to the events?

13. What do you think the mariners know of God based on what you read in this passage? Explain.

14. Copy Jonah 1:17 here. Meditate on this. Record your thoughts and impressions.

15. How does this passage in Jonah 1 related to Matthew 12:38-41? Why is that important?

16. What application can you make from this chapter of Jonah to your own relationship with God? Do you find yourself running away from God? 

Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Israel
Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Israel

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Background
1. Who is the author of the book of Jonah?

2. When was this book written?

3. Who was the original intended audience for this book? How do you know?

4. To which Kingdom did Jonah prophesy, Northern or Southern?

5. What does the name “Jonah” mean?

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