Reading this book is important because no matter who you are; or what youíve done, we see the love of God in the midst of disobedienceís and evil.
We see God go out of his way for the worse of the worse of people. God
extended to the people of Nineveh, the grace of salvation. These were the people who worshipped Idols. They sacrificed women, children, and animals all in the name of their pagan gods. Reading the book of Jonah enables us to see how much God loves the unlovable and all those who donít know Him. Plus it helps us see that none of us are beyond the love of God.
The History of Jonah.
There is discussion that the prophet Jonah wrote this book during the reign of Jeroboam II between 785 and 750 B.C. Nineveh was the Capital City controlled by the Assyrians and they were pagan worshippers. The King had restored to the children of Israel the right to worship their God Jehovah. He also had begun to destroy some of the Assyrianís pagan gods. Assyria was known as a cruel ruthless and evil Nation. They were increasingly demanding and declaring their right to worship their way. They frequently invaded and pillaged the homeland of the Israelites. Jonah viewed them as evil, ruthless, cruel people not deserving to be saved.
Summarize what you have learned from this reading.
What does God say to you in the following roles?
2.Now, what do you say to God in response to the above?
THE BOOK OF JONAH
FAYETTEVILLE, NC 28303
Read each chapter and answer the questions listed. Create questions of your own for future study as you prepare to lead others.
Chapter One Questions:
What reason do you think Jonah had to run from God?
Why were the men on the ship afraid?
What happened to Jonah toward the end of this chapter?
Chapter Two Questions:
1.Why did Jonah pray?
2.During Jonahís prayer, how does he describe God?
Chapter Three Questions:
1.What was the response of the people to the words spoken by Jonah?
2.Why do you think the King of Nineveh made the proclamation he did??
3.How did God respond to the people of Nineveh after they heard
Chapter Four Questions:
1.What made Jonah so angry?
2.How did God respond to Jonahís anger?
After this study, what have you learned about how
God works?RAM AUG-2011
SPIRITUAL GROWTH AND UNDERSTANDING
SESSION #2GROWING AS A CHRISTIAN
I CORINTHIAN 3: 1-23JOHN 10: 25-30
QUESTIONS FOR MEDITATION
1.WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE ďBABES IN CHRISTĒ?
§HOW DOES A ďBABEĒ IN CHRIST BEHAVE?
2.WHEN ONE LEAVES THE BABY STAGE, WHAT NEXT?
§HOW CAN YOU KNOW IF YOUíVE LEFT THAT BABY STAGE?WHATWILL OTHERS EXPECT TO SEE?
3.WHAT SPIRITUAL FOOD WOULD THE ďBABYĒ CHRISTIAN
§WHAT BIBLE STUDY CAN YOU SUGGEST FOR THEM?
§HOW CAN YOU HELP THEM?
4.THOSE WHO ARE MATURE IN CHRIST;WHAT SHOULD
YOUR ACTIONS BE TOWARD THE BABES IN CHRIST?
PRAYER:THANK YOU LORD FOR YOUR LOVE. YOU KEEP ON BLESSING ME DESPITE MY FAILURES. YOU LOOK BEYOND MY FAULTS AND SEE MY NEEDS. THANK YOU LORD FOR HOLDING ME AND KEEPING ME. AMEN
PASTOR RACHEL ADDISONWWW.RAMINISTRY.ORG
RACHEL ADDISON MINISTRIES, INC
From the Desk of Pastor Rachel Addison,
WOW, JUST LOOK AT GOD. HERE WE ARE IN 2008.
TIME IS REALLY FLYING BY. I ENCOURAGE YOU TO STRAP IN AND GET READY FOR THIS MIGHTY MOVE OF GOD.
2008 WILL BE A YEAR LIKE NOTHING YOU CAN IMAGINE. THOSE THAT HAVE CONNECTED TO JESUS CHRIST WILL EXPERIENCE FAVOR UNSPEAKABLE.
IF YOU ARE NOT CONNECTED YOU NEED TO BE.
ITíS TIME TO GROW UP AND GET IN POSITION TO DO WHAT GOD HAS ORDAINED YOU TO DO.
GOD HAS POSITIONED ME THROUGH RAM BIBLE INSTITUTE, TO RELEASE IN YOUR LIFE THE REVELATIONS HE HAS GIVEN ME.
WATCH FOR THOSE CLASSES COMING IN JANUARY 2009; MAKE PLANS TO ATTEND.
GOD NEEDS YOU TO BE IN PLACE RIGHT NOW.
ITíS TIME TO GROW UP IN CHRIST.
JOHN IF YE LOVE ME, KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS revised 9-10-2008
Jesus Loves you and so do I.
Pastor Rachel AddisonRachel Addison Ministries, Inc