Jonah chapter 2 describes Jonah?s three days inside the great fish. This passage foreshadows the death, burial and resurrection of Christ. It may be tempting to discount Jonah 2 as a fable ? but what then do you say about the Resurrection?
Blake Holmes • Jul 12, 2009
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Seven Things That God Loves and That We Should Too
What breaks God's heart? Do you know? Do you care?
In this series, we meet Jonah, an 8<sup>th</sup> century B.C. prophet, who was charged by God to care for one of His great concerns: the city of Nineveh. A barbaric people far from God and immersed in pagan tradition, the Ninevites faced certain judgment and destruction. But when God commands Jonah to go to Nineveh to warn them and plead for their repentance, the battle begins.
Jonah's journey of running, rebellion, repentance, resentment and return to God is much more than a children's story about a man and a huge fish. It's a powerful lesson on disobedience, God's great mercy for all people and our willingness to love others as God loves them. How willing are you to follow God and love others at all cost? This series on Jonah is a great opportunity for you to explore, study and find out.