Explore how Jesus used Jonah’s story in His ministry;
Read: Matthew 12:38-41; Matthew 16:1-4, Luke 11:29-32 (go slow, see prompts from Monday)
- Now pick ONE of those three passages and read the entire chapter it is from. Study it. Look at the context.
- What was going on around Jesus when He used the Jonah story in His ministry? Who was He addressing it to?
- Jesus seems to use the Jonah story as a POSITIVE about Himself (death and resurrection) while pointing to fallen humanity (“…This is a wicked generation…”). In light of that:
Know (what does the text say about God?)
Be (what does it say about us?)
Do (what does it call us to do?)