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The Book of Jonah

The Book of Jonah: Lessons on the Sovereignty and
Salvation of God.
When thinking about Old Testament books and stories it is safe to say that Genesis, Daniel, and Jonah come to mind. These books contain numerous stories that are the foundation for many Sunday School lessons and crafts. Unfortunately, many view these books and events as offering moral lessons, examples of spiritual symbolism, or as fantasy rather than as factual events that have much more significance than catchy children’s songs and fun activity pages. As we begin our study of Jonah we must start with the presupposition that everything contained in Jonah, people, events, and miracles, actually took place (unless the context it clear that a symbolic meaning is to be understood). Remembering the words of the Apostle Paul in 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (“All Scripture is inspired and profitable”) and the words of the Apostle Peter in 2 Peter 1:20-21 (that Scripture is the act of the “Holy Spirit spoke from God”) are essential to understanding that Scrip