Repentance is the fourth week of this series. Repentance is a changing of the mind. As Jonah’s message reaches the King of Nineveh, his repentance results in a city-wide revival. When we understand our sin, our sorrow leads to change. That change can be contagious and inspire others to repent as well.
Realization is the third week of this series. As Jonah now sits in the belly of a fish, he has come to the realization that he is helpless. In Jonah’s distress he cries out to God. It is when this reluctant Missionary remembers His God, that Jonah sees the Lord speak. There is no mistake of what God is telling Jonah.
Reaction is the second week of this series. Jonah boarded a ship full of pagan sailors who knew nothing of the one true God. Instead of sharing with them, Jonah isolated himself from them. God’s storm leads to a confrontation that reveals the true God and His grace...and leaves Jonah in the belly of a fish.
Rebellion is the first week of this series. The Book of Jonah opens with a description of Jonah’s rebellion. He refuses to follow God’s direction and becomes the only prophet that we know of to literally run away from God. Our rebellion leads our God to pursue us with his depths of grace.