Sunday School Lesson 416 Jonah Preaches in Ninevah

Lesson: 416
Lesson Name: Jonah in Ninevah
Theme: Grace  - God's Undeserved Favor

Reading: Jonah 3:1-10; Jonah 4:1-11

Memory Verse: Jonah 4:2
Memory Verse Text: Thou art a gracious God, and merciful.

Printable Projects:

  Mini Bible story book

Download an 8 page printable mini story book for the students to make and take home.

Make a paper doll model of Jonah and his big fish.

Make a Jonah Map showing the story of Jonah through picture windows on a map of Jonah's wanderings.

Or try  Jonah activity worksheets with activities for a variety of ages and puzzle pages (and answer sheet ) to review the story and names of Jonah.

Discussion Points:

Point 1: Word of the LORD comes again. Even now Jonah is still pouting and reluctant but knowing there is no running away, he goes and does the bidding of the Lord.
Point 2: Nineveh was a very large city. 3 days walking distance across it. His message was a message of doom and these ungodly people not only heard but felt the power of it. They Jonah 3:5 "believed God."
Point 3: The king immediately repents and calls on the people to do the same. And to "cry mightily unto God". Who knows the blessing that might result when such is the case. They had no guarantee or promise that God would spare them but HE was their only hope.
Point 4: Jonah is still mad even though God has used him so mightily in the salvation of Nineveh. God deals with him further to show him his own folly and to reveal that God is Sovereign. Amazing that God should be so gracious with one who was so ungracious and unappreciative.

Notes: It is significant that the Name of the LORD here means the Self-Existing One (ie He needs no one) who reveals Himself