Lesson taught on Sunday, October 1, 2017 at Grace Community Church for Adventure Club (Trackers - 3-5 yr olds) based on the Book of Jonah.
Tonight I want to talk to you about a prophet named, Jonah.
Q: Does anyone know what a prophet is?
A: A prophet is someone who speaks the words of God.
Now Jonah was a prophet to the 10 northern tribes of Israel. Israel was the nation set apart for God. They were God’s people.
Even though they had become a powerful and mighty nation, they had stopped listening to the Lord. When you don’t listen, you won’t hear what is being said to you. When you don’t hear, you won’t obey the words.
Israel had become a stubborn people with hard hearts, disobedient. They did not listen to the many prophets God had sent them.
Yet God calls Jonah to speak His words to another people, the Ninevites. Listen to God’s words to his prophet in Jonah 1:2 –
2 “Arise, go to Nineveh the great city and cry against it, for their wickedness has come up before Me.”
Tell them to turn from their wicked ways and to follow Me.
Q: When God tells you to do something, are you supposed to obey?
What does Jonah do? We read in Jonah 1:3 –
3 But Jonah rose up to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the LORD….
Are we supposed to disobey God? No. God tells us to obey His words.
Can you really hide from God? No. God sees everything.
Tonight I want to teach you little boys and girls an important truth:
God is Ruler of All Things.
The story of Jonah teaches us that God is:
I. Ruler over men and nature (1:1-17)
II. Ruler over salvation (2:1-3:10)
III. Ruler over all things (4:1-11)
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