Misheard Bible Stories

Jul 31, 2022 | William Rowland

It's Not About the Fish

Jonah 3:10-4:4

The story of the prophet Jonah is one of repentance, but it doesn’t happen in the way you might expect. The prophet of God ran away and was swallowed up into the belly of a whale. Only then did he turn to the Lord, and that was only half-hearted. The people of Nineveh, on the shallow words of a very cheaply-spoken sermon, repented and turned to the Lord, and He was merciful. Why should we care about the spiritual life of our enemies, and shouldn’t we be happy when they repent? As God asks Jonah, “Do you do well to be angry?”

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Can you remember the Bible stories you heard as a kid? This series will dive into some Bible stories that may not always make sense so that we might gain deeper understandings about God’s work in our daily lives. Be sure to join us every week and come ready to explore, listen and grow!