In this series
- Part 1: God Rocks the Boat
- Part 2: In the Belly of the Beast
- Part 3: Fish Out of Water
- Part 4: Bigger Fish to Fry
In this first episode of Jonah’s Unexpected Journey, we meet our protagonist:
The LORD gave this message to Jonah son of Amittai: “Get up and go to the great city of Nineveh. Announce my judgment against it because I have seen how wicked its people are.”Jonah 1:1-2 NLT
God called Jonah to do what he normally did – Jonah’s job was to talk to people about what God had to say. But this time, rather than talking to his fellow Israelites, God told Jonah to speak to the city of Nineveh, the most important city in Assyria and the home of the enemies of Jonah’s people.
Have you ever felt the call to do something you really don’t want to do? It stays in the back of your mind, and all you want to do is avoid it and run away? Jonah can relate.
This is the first episode of our new type of podcast called “Paint Me a Picture.” Each series will immerse you into the stories of the Bible, bringing them to life with storytelling, commentary, and lots of sound effects. As you listen, you can slow down and put yourself in the shoes of the people in the Bible and bring their experiences into your own walk with God.
We’ve found that immersing ourselves in these stories makes the spiritual lessons stick better too.
Join us as we begin to unfold this story of rebellion, reflection, and redemption.