Jonah Bible Study Journal
We’re excited to release our four-week Love God Greatly Jonah Study Journal! You’ll receive our easy to follow reading plan, weekly reflection questions, prayer & praise section, as well as plenty of room to journal your daily, personal SOAP reflections as you dive deeper into God’s Word! These beautiful, journals even include a recipe for you to try with your friends from one of the many countries Love God Greatly serves!
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The story of Jonah is more than just a story of a disobedient, runaway prophet and a hungry fish.
It’s a story of a compassionate God who longs for everyone to come to salvation, even a nation who has done great evil in His sight. His heart of compassion is not limited by the severity of their sins. He desires for them to turn from their evil ways and repent, rather than continue down their destructive roads which lead to judgement.
So God sends one of His own, a reluctant prophet, to warn them of the coming judgement.
But make no mistake: the story of Jonah is not just a story of a compassionate God and a rebellious nation, but also the story of a compassionate God to His disobedient child. Like Jonah, God has called each of us to do things in life we haven’t wanted to do. For some, it is to forgive someone who has hurt you. For others, it is to reach out to someone not like you and show them love. Still for others it is giving up a variety of addictions that compete for our hearts.
Regardless if we are an outsider, like the people of Nineveh, or an insider, like Jonah, to the Kingdom of God, the book of Jonah is a reminder that God goes to great lengths to demonstrate His grace and mercy to all.
Be encouraged as you read this powerful story of God’s relentless grace and mercy, and may you never forget that no one is beyond redemption.
May we all seek to love the loveless in our lives.
For more encouragement, join us online where you’ll find corresponding Bible study content in our Monday, Wednesday, and Friday blogs, further insights through our daily devotions on our Love God Greatly app and a loving community on Facebook and Instagram to cheer you on as you spend time in God’s Word!
JONAH JOURNAL FOR KIDS
Love God Greatly is dedicated to making God’s Word available to our beautiful community of women… and now, women have the incredible opportunity to share God’s Word with children through this study uniquely crafted for young hearts.
Jonah for Kids offers God’s Word to the next generation of believers in practical and interactive ways that are sure to engage children in a deeper understanding of who God is and His story for their lives. Following a simple 4-week Bible reading plan, Scripture will come alive to your child with the help of spacious journaling pages, fun memory verse coloring pages, and an area to draw and record personal items of prayer and praise.
Jonah for Kids is the perfect companion for children to use alongside the Love God Greatly Jonah women’s study journal.
Journal along with us as we dive into Scripture together… reading and writing what God speaks into our hearts along the way.
His empty eyes caught my attention the second I stepped foot onto the school bus. As we rode to our field trip destination, it would have appeared that I was the one misplaced in that giggly and energetic world of third graders. But I could tell that he was...read more
Friends, I have to confess I’ve experienced a great deal of conviction over the last four weeks of our Jonah study. Reading his story has held up a mirror to the spoiled brat in my heart. I whine when things don’t go my way. I wonder why God won’t do what I want. I...read more
In most of the prophetic books of the Bible, the focus is the message of the prophet. But in the book of Jonah, the focus is not so much on the message, but on the prophet. Jonah himself is the message. His actions remind us that man is not like God. Jonah is a...read more
It was a cold, wintery afternoon when I received the letter. This was back when people actually wrote letters. There was no return address - no indication of who wrote it. I scanned the letter until the words jumped off the page, “God has forgiven me, and I pray that...read more
It’s the end of the first week of school around here. Everyone’s tired. Everyone’s grouchy. And I had one of those afternoons with my kids where my patience was thin and I had just had enough. Enough of telling them not to fight, and to pick up toys, and to find their...read more
I'm a sucker for second chances. I guess that's because I've needed them so many times in my own life. From forgetting a dear friend's birthday to not watching my words and tone when "discussing" an issue with my husband, or not having the patience I needed with one...read more
These days I'm in a beautifully refining stage of parenting. My kids are getting older, and daily life lessons are shifting beyond the playground. We're navigating culture together, resulting in the development of deeper Biblical world views. The questioning "whys"...read more
Jonah 2 is the famous part of Jonah’s story where he gets swallowed by a great fish. It is while he is in this smelly belly that Jonah cries out to the Lord. Put yourself in his shoes for a minute. He has been thrown overboard, which in and of itself must have been...read more
If you've ever wondered if God can hear your prayers when you're deep in the consequences of your sin, look no further than today's verses. Make no mistake; Jonah had sinned and run away from God. He allowed hatred and fear toward a specific group of people to poison...read more
Think about a time in your life where you wish you could have just disappeared. I can think of many occasions where I have felt awkward and uncomfortable and wanted nothing more than to be far away. Other times I have felt immense dread of something I knew I had to do...read more
Whoever says “I know him” but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him, but whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. By this we may know that we are in him: whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same...read more
Nineveh was a wicked, wicked city full of people who were known for their cruelty in war (Nahum 2:12-13), evil plots against God (Nahum 1:9), and exploitation of the weak (Nahum 2:12)...and Jonah hated them. Have you ever hated someone or a group of people so much you...read more
We need the powerful reminder found in the book of Jonah today. The reminder that God’s salvation is for all people, no matter their history or their past sins. We need to hear God’s call again to go, go to those who are far from God and tell them about Him. We don’t...read more
Ohhhh, friends! We begin our NEW Love The Loveless Bible study on MONDAY and we couldn’t be more excited! Now is a great time to reach out to your friends, neighbors, and co-workers and invite them to do our fall study with you for these next 4 weeks! Our online Bible...read more
The story of Jonah is more than just a story of a disobedient, runaway prophet and a hungry fish. It’s a story of a compassionate God who longs for everyone to come to salvation, even a nation who has done great evil in His sight. His heart of compassion is not...read more