Even though it is one of the Bible’s shortest books (just four chapters), Jonah is packed with lessons for the youth of today.
Through the actions of Jonah, kids can learn what to do and what not to do when God calls upon them.
For instance, when God told Jonah exactly what He wanted him to do … what did Jonah do in response? He made the mistake of doing the exact opposite!
That’s right, when God told Jonah to go to Nineveh, he actually turned around and went in the opposite direction to try and get away from the Lord.
When you read that in the Bible, it’s easy to say “Are you crazy, Jonah? What were you thinking?” But the truth is many of us disobey God frequently.
Many youth may find themselves in the future doing one thing when they know God is calling them to do something else. Sometimes it can be so easy to give in to our doubts and fears especially when it seems like the way God wants us to go is going to be difficult.
It is at times like these – when we are disobedient and do not do what we feel God calling us to do – that remembering the story of Jonah can have a powerful impact on our lives.
Through the story of Jonah we understand that God is with us wherever we go, in obedience and disobedience. This story also shows us more proof of what it says in Romans 8:28 (NIV):
“… that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”
All the Facts About Jonah
Lesson Pack …
The story of Jonah is a comfort to all who fall short of God’s great design. It is also a cautionary tale for Christians who feel superior to those who are not as spiritually knowledgeable or mature as them.
The moral behind this story is that we must humble ourselves and submit our wills to God. When we do that, amazing things can happen.
That’s why there is much to learn from Jonah’s life. In this lesson pack, kids will discover the REAL man, warts and all. They will learn his fascinating story and how God ultimately got him to fulfill his purpose even though he was resistant.
- Jonah’s life before and after the “big fish” – as well as his time in the “big fish”
- How faith can give us strength in difficult times
- How to tell others about Jesus
- The unique connection between Jonah and Jesus
- How to follow God’s will for our lives
- How to avoid judging others and instead be welcoming and kind
- And much more!
Flexible Lesson Plans
We have organized our Lesson Pack into FOUR 1-hour lesson plans.
The 1-hour lessons can be given one after the other as a month long module or used throughout the year as needed- they are designed to be flexible!
A hallmark of our lesson plans is our “Teaching Script”. We provide you the exact words, questions, and discussion topics so your message will always hit home with kids. You can use the scripts word-for-word or just simply as a guide – it's up to you!
In short, you get everything you need to teach kids about Jonah with confidence & ease!
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If you are not completely satisfied with the material, all you have to do is notify us within 60 days of your date of purchase and we will refund your money, in full, with absolutely no questions asked!
That’s TWO FULL MONTHS to put these fun turn-key lessons to the test!
We Must Learn to Surrender
Our Wills to God
The story of Jonah can show us a lot about ourselves.
We all, sooner or later, have experiences that are hard. There may come a time when God asks us to do something difficult, something we don’t want to do.
Our first inclination may be to run the opposite way – just like Jonah did.
How many times do people seek comfort in food, alcohol, drugs and other vices when the real answer is God? How many times do we stress and worry about something that’s most likely not going to happen? How many times do we feel God calling us to do something but we just can’t bring ourselves to follow through on it?
Just like Jonah ultimately did, we need to our humble ourselves and follow God’s will. This simple act of submission can transform our lives and the lives of countless people around us.
That’s why this lesson pack is so valuable. Get it today and help your students learn about Jonah so they can avoid going through what he went through and instead draw strength and courage from God.
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