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Title: Major Messages from the Minor Prophets


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Major Messages from the Minor Prophets
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The Book of Jonah
3
Whats the book of Jonah about? What major
message does this minor prophet hold for us?
4
How should the book of Jonah be understood?
  • Was Jonah a real historical person?
  • Is the report about him in the book of Jonah
    historical?
  • Could a fish exist large enough to swallow a man
    and could he survive?

5
Jonah was a real person!
  • He restored the border of Israel from the
    entrance of Hamath as far as the Sea of the
    Arabah, according to the word of the Lord, the
    God of Israel, which He spoke through His servant
    Jonah the son of Amittai, the prophet, who was of
    Gath-hepher. (2 Kings 1425)

6
Jesus acknowledged the story of Jonah as factual
  • The men of Nineveh shall stand up with this
    generation at the judgment and condemn it,
    because they repented at the preaching of Jonah
    and behold, something greater than Jonah is here.
    (Luke 1132)

7
How do you spell God?
g-o-d?
G-o-d ?
8
What is message of the book of Jonah?
9
A common outline
  • Jonah running away from God.
  • Jonah running to God
  • Jonah running with God
  • Jonah running ahead of God

10
Another outline
  • Gods gracious purpose for Nineveh
  • Gods gracious patience with Jonah
  • Gods gracious pardon of Nineveh
  • Gods gracious proclamation of Himself

11
Gods Universal Compassion and Grace
  • The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some
    count slowness, but is patient toward you, not
    wishing for any to perish but for all to come to
    repentance. (2 Peter 39)

12
The Sign of Jonah
Salvation? or Destruction?
13
  • But He answered and said to them, An evil and
    adulterous generation craves for a sign and yet
    no sign shall be given to it but the sign of
    Jonah the prophet for just as Jonah was three
    days and three nights in the belly of the sea
    monster, so shall the Son of Man be three days
    and three nights in the heart of the earth.
    (Matthew 1239-40)

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The Sign of Jonah
Salvation or Destruction
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