Jonah

Escape: "Two Judges"

Randy Christian

Jonah knew God was a just and compassionate judge—and he didn’t like it.  His response was to give God some instruction—let him know what a real judge would say in response to Nineveh.  By doing this, he not only put himself in the place of judgment over Nineveh—he set himself up to judge God Himself.  But his judgment and God’s judgment had a very different basis.

ESCAPE - Two Judges study guide

Escape: "Change"

Randy Christian

Change is often difficult for people.  It is almost impossible for an entire kingdom.  But because of Jonah’s prophecy against the Assyrian capital, Nineveh repented!  Real repentance brings change, and God can see the change both in our behavior and in our hearts.  God’s response to this repentance is predictable—and comforting.
 

ESCAPE - Change study guide

Escape: "Jonah's Prayer"

Randy Christian

We pray at prearranged times.  We pray spontaneously.  But rarely do we pray when we are in the very act of rebellion against God.  Jonah did—and it was a good thing!  By turning to God and getting rid of any pretense, he was able to see God working in ways that were good.  God’s response was to set him back on the right track—albeit temporarily.

ESCAPE - Jonah's Prayer study guide

Escape: "Betrayal"

Randy Christian

Betrayal is a strong word, and it evokes strong emotion in the person who feels betrayed.  Jonah felt betrayed by God—and by God’s very nature.  Yet it was Jonah who betrayed God.  Like Jonah we tend to betray God and then try to lay the blame on God Himself.  But like Jonah, God doesn’t respond in kind to our betrayal.

ESCAPE - Betrayal study guide

Escape: "The Mission"

Edmund Brooks

Many of us have heard the tales of Jonah and how her ran away from God's plan, but we often don't put ourselves into his shoes. When God calls upon us, what is our response? Yes, it is scary and hard, but it is asked by God! We, as Christ followers, an't say no to his plan. We must accept the Mission.

ESCAPE - The Mission study guide

REAL PEOPLE: Jonah

March 01, 2015Edmund Brooks

Most people have heard about Jonah’s journey at sea, but what was his message? Why was that important? Also Jonah was a prophet of God, but his actions let us all know that he was a human just like us. Jonah was a real person and a study in his life will show us the tender mercy of God.