Jonah 4:2-11

In the conclusion of the book of Jonah, we see God’s gentle admonishment against Jonah’s unrighteous anger about God’s forgiveness of the Ninevites.

Jonah 4:1

Exploration of the Biblical teachings on righteous and unrighteous anger in the context of Jonah’s anger at God for not punishing the Ninevites.

Jonah 3

Examination of the connection between faith, obedience, and repentance in the context of the repentance of the Ninevites in response to Jonah’s preaching.

Jonah 2:9b-10

Conclusion of Jonah’s prayer inside the great fish. Discussion of vows made to the LORD, and of His salvation in the context of Jonah’s prayer.

Jonah 2:8-9a

Jonah’s prayer Part III – A consideration of the sin of idolatry in ancient times and today. The Hebrew word for mercy ( חֶסֶד – checed ). The desire of God for us to offer sacrifices gladly.

Jonah 2:3-7

Jonah’s prayer part II – Jonah’s despair at separation from God (a type of Christ); God’s abhorrence of pride; God’s mercy and forgiveness of the humble.

Jonah 2:1-2

Jonah’s prayer. What the Bible says about Hell (Sheol/Hades). The importance of the Bible’s denial of the swoon theory to salvation by Christ’s sacrifice.

Jonah 1:17 – 2:2

God’s provision of the great fish for Jonah’s protection until he humbled himself. Also other examples of the Biblical significance of the 3-day period.

Jonah 1:4-16

God’s first purpose in calling Jonah – salvation of the mariners by Jonah’s sacrifice (a type of Christ’s). Also casting of lots and the Urim and Thummin.

Jonah 1:2-3

Nineveh’s culture of cruelty and idolatry. God’s foreknowledge of Jonah’s rebellion against His calling. God’s three-fold purpose in calling Jonah.

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