Old Testament – Jonah

Jonah Is Swallowed By a Fish

295. Who was Jonah? He was one of God’s prophets.

296. What did God tell him to do? To go preach to the people of Nineveh.
Did Jonah do this? No!
What did he do instead? He got on a ship and tried to run away from God.

297. What did God do? He sent a storm that almost sank the boat.

298. What did Jonah do? He told the men on the ship that it was his fault that the storm had come.

299. What did the men on the ship do? They threw Jonah overboard.

300. Did Jonah drown? No.

301. Why didn’t he drown? Because God sent a great fish to swallow him.

302. What did Jonah do while he was in the belly of the fish? He prayed to the Lord.
What should we do when something bad happens to us? We should pray.

303. What did Jonah say while he was in the belly of the fish? “Salvation is of the Lord.”

304. What did the fish do? He vomited Jonah out upon the dry land.
Why did the fish do this? Because the Lord spoke to him.
Does the Lord govern all the animals today? Yes.
What else does the Lord control? The Lord governs all people and everything and everybody.

305. What did Jonah do when the fish vomited him up? He obeyed God and went to Nineveh and preached.

306. What did Jonah preach to the people of Nineveh? He preached that God was going to destroy Nineveh because the city was so bad.

307. What did the people of Nineveh do? They prayed to God and repented of their sins.
What does “repent” mean? It means to be sorry for your sins and to quit doing them.

308. What did God do? He had mercy on Nineveh and did not destroy it.

309. Was Jonah glad when God did not destroy Nineveh? No, he wanted God to destroy the city.
Was Jonah right about this? No.
How should Jonah have felt about this? He should have been glad that God did not destroy the city.

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