JONAH 6: Prayer & Vomit (2:1-9)

“From inside the fish Jonah prayed to the LORD his God. He said:    “In my distress I called to the LORD,     and he answered me.  From deep in the realm of the dead I called for help,     and you listened to my cry.  You hurled me into the depths,     into the very heart of the seas, …

JONAH 5: In the Belly of the Fish (1:17)

  “Now the LORD provided a huge fish to swallow Jonah, and Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights” (Jonah 1:17). Sinking toward the bottom.  Overcome by despair.  Near the end of your rope.  At death’s door.  Holding your breath and gasping for air.  Jonah’s stubborn rebellion and insistence on…

JONAH 4: Shoot the Skunk (1:11-17)

“Then they said to him, “What shall we do to you, that the sea may quiet down for us?” For the sea grew more and more tempestuous. He said to them, “Pick me up and hurl me into the sea; then the sea will quiet down for you, for I know it is because of me that…

JONAH 3: Rude Awakening & Unlikely Prophet (1:6)

“So the captain came and said to him, “What do you mean, you sleeper? Arise, call out to your god! Perhaps the god will give a thought to us, that we may not perish.”And they said to one another, “Come, let us cast lots, that we may know on whose account this evil has come upon us.” So…

JONAH 2: Sinking Ship & Tossing Cargo (1:4-5)

“But the LORD hurled a great wind upon the sea, and there was a mighty tempest on the sea, so that the ship threatened to break up. Then the mariners were afraid, and each cried out to his god. And they hurled the cargo that was in the ship into the sea to lighten it for them. But Jonah had…

JONAH 1: Where are you headed? (1:1-3)

“Now the word of the LORD came to Jonah the son of Amittai, saying, “Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and call out against it, for their evil has come up before me.” But Jonah rose to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the LORD. He went down to Joppa and found a ship going to Tarshish. So he paid the fare and went…