Jonah
Is it Right For You to Be Angry

Is it Right For You to Be Angry

God is gracious and that is a very good thing, and, normally, we consider it a good thing. But what happens when God shows His grace to those who have hurt us or others? All of a sudden we're not so certain anymore. When God gives grace to the undeserving it raises...

God’s Unstoppable Purpose

God’s Unstoppable Purpose

We tend to get frustrated when things don’t go our way. And if we’re honest, sometimes our frustration is tied to our stubbornness. But what if God uses tough circumstances to get our attention for a reason? What if He wants to give us a second chance to overcome our...

Running From God

Running From God

You may not be a prophet like Jonah, but there are times when God wants you to do something you should not ignore. You can respond in obedience. Or you can run. Running from God is never a very good option. You may not get swallowed by a giant fish, but you will be...

Day 8 – The Secret Weapon

Day 8 – The Secret Weapon

<Back to Reading Plan Overview Day 8The Secret Weaponfrom the Jonah reading planRead the Word Matt 12:38-41 | Luke 11:29-32 | 1 Corinthians 1:25-29We see Jesus foreshadowed in several Old Testament characters. We see Him in Joseph, who was wrongly punished although...

Day 7 – Binary Thinking

Day 7 – Binary Thinking

<Back to Reading Plan Overview Day 7Binary Thinkingfrom the Jonah reading planRead the Word Exodus 34:5-7 | Joel 2:13 | Jonah 4:2Most children’s Bibles end the story of Jonah with the repentance of Nineveh, skipping Chapter 4 entirely – and with good reason. The...

Day 6 – A Little Humility Goes a Long Way

Day 6 – A Little Humility Goes a Long Way

<Back to Reading Plan Overview Day 6A Little Humility Goes a Long Wayfrom the Jonah reading planRead the Word Jonah 3:1-10 | 2 Chronicles 7:14Finally. After a few detours, in Chapter 3 Jonah finally does what God tells him to and goes to Nineveh. Jonah’s message is...

Day 5 – The Big Picture

Day 5 – The Big Picture

<Back to Reading Plan Overview Day 5The Big Picturefrom the Jonah reading planRead the Word Nahum 1:1-8, 15 | Nahum 2:13 | Nahum 3:5-7What happens in Nineveh, stays in Nineveh. It wasn’t the Assyrian city’s slogan, but it probably could have been. The Assyrians...

Day 4 – All About Him

Day 4 – All About Him

<Back to Reading Plan Overview Day 4All About Himfrom the Jonah reading planRead the Word Jonah 1:17-2:10 | Psalm 40:1-3We all know that person with a knack for making everything all about themselves. Maybe he always one-ups your stories or perhaps she manages to...

Day 3 – Avoidance Tactics

Day 3 – Avoidance Tactics

<Back to Reading Plan OverviewDay 3Avoidance Tacticsfrom the Jonah reading planRead the WordJonah 1:4-16 | Luke 8:23-25A blinding flash fills the sky, followed a crack of booming thunder that seems to shake the whole house. The wind howls like an other-worldly...

Day 2 – Running Away from Home

Day 2 – Running Away from Home

<Back to Reading Plan OverviewDay 2Running Away from Homefrom the Jonah reading planRead the WordJonah 1:1-3 | Genesis 10:9-12 | 1 Kings 10:21-23 | Genesis 3:8-9When you were a child, did you ever try to run away from home? Maybe you were angry at your parents for...

Day 1 – God’s Wide Mercy

Day 1 – God’s Wide Mercy

<Back to Reading Plan OverviewDay 1Running Away from Homefrom the Jonah reading planRead the WordExodus 34:5-7 | Joel 2:13 | Jonah 4:2Even if you didn’t grow up going to Sunday School, you’ve probably heard the story of Jonah and the whale. A favorite of the...