Chapter 1 

I. Jonah tries to escape from God. Verses 1-17 

A. This was his instructions from God. Verses 1-2  1. Jonah understood the authority of God. Verse 1, 2 Tim. 3:16-17  2. Jonah knew the commandments of God. Verse 1, Eccles. 12:13-14  3. Jonah chose the wrong reception of God. Verse 2, Romans 6:16-18  B. This was his disobedience to God. Verse 3  1. Jonah was rebellious against God. Romans 3:23  2. Jonah was neglectful of his duties to God. Heb. 2:1-3  C. This was his warning from God. Verses 4-10  1. Jonah was awaken from his sleep. Verses 4-6, Eph. 5:14  2. Jonah had his sins exposed. Verse Verse 7, 1 Thess. 5:1-3  3. Jonah had to face the reality of the truth. Verses 8-10, John 12:48  D. This was the punishment of his sin. Verses 11-17  1. Jonah was cast into the sea. Verse 15, Rev. 20:12-15  2. Jonah was swallowed by a fish. Verse 17, Luke 16:22-24 Chapter 2 

I. The prayer of Jonah. Verses 1-10 

A. This was the need of his prayer.  1. Jonah prayed earnestly unto the Lord. Verse 1  2. We need to pray earnestly unto the Lord. Luke 18:1-8  B. This was the contents of his prayer. Verses 2-9  1. Jonah had confidence in prayer. Verses 2-4  2. We need to have confidence in prayer. James 1:5-8  C. These were the reasons for his prayer. Verses 5-9  1. Jonah was afflicted. Verse 5, James 5:13  2. Jonah was preserved. Verse 5, 2 Peter 2:9  3. Jonah was encouraged to pray. Verses 7-8, James 5:16  4. Jonah was thankful in his prayer. Verse 9, Phil. 4:6  D. This was the answering of his prayer. Verse 10  1. Jonah had his prayer answered. Verse 10  2. We can have our prayers answered. Matt. 7:7 Chapter 3 

I. National repentance. Verses 1-10 

A. This was the beginning of their repentance. Verses 1-8  1. Jonah preached unto the people. Verses 1-4, 2 Tim. 4:1-4  2. The people believed in God. Verse 5, 2 Cor. 5:10  3. The people repented of their sins. Verses 6-8, Acts 17:30-31  B. This was the reason for their repentance. Verse 9  C. This was the results of their repentance. Verse 10 Chapter 4 

I. The unhappiness of Jonah. Verses 6-11 

A. This was his anger. Verse 1  B. This was his request. Verses 2-3  C. This was his answer. Verse 4  D. This was his decision. Verse 5  E. This was his lesson. Verses 6-11  1. Jonah was displeased over the destruction of the gourd because it was valuable to him.  2. God would be displeased over the destruction of Nineveh because the souls of men are valuable unto him.

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