Saturday, May 4, 2013

Eager to Forgive│Jonah│Lesson 6, May 4-10




Memory Text: “‘But I, with a song of thanksgiving, will sacrifice to you. What I have vowed I will make good. Salvation comes from the Lord’” (Jonah 2:9, NIV). 

Key Thought: The book of Jonah reveals, among other things, that God is more willing to forgive others than we often are.


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The story of Jonah, this rather unusual messenger of God, is one of the best known in the Bible. The prophet had been sent by God to warn Nineveh of coming destruction. He suspected that these non-Hebrew people might repent of their sins and that God would forgive them. Being a true prophet, Jonah knew that God’s plan was to save Nineveh, not to destroy it. Maybe that is why he, at first, tried to run away. Due to forces beyond his control, however, Jonah changed his mind and obeyed God’s command.

In response to Jonah’s preaching, the entire city believed the message and repented in a way in which, unfortunately, Israel and Judah did not. Jonah, meanwhile, had a number of important lessons to learn. The story shows how God patiently was teaching His narrow and stubborn prophet what grace, mercy, and forgiveness are all about ...  Read the entire Adult Sabbath School Bible Study Guide lesson


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► Author: Zdravko Stefanovic, (Licence en Théologie, Saleve Adventist University, M.A., Ph.D., Andrews University) was born in Bosnia, in southern Europe. He completed his education in Croatia, France, and the United States, specializing in biblical languages and interpretation. Teaches Biblical Studies at Adventist University of Health Sciences in Orlando, Florida. He is married to Bozana, a math professor, and they have two sons. The family treasures fond memories of their 12-year mission service in East Asia and also of their 12 years of teaching at Walla Walla University.


► Adult Sabbath School Bible Study Guide: "Seek the Lord and Live" Major Lessons from Minor Prophets. 
Standard Edition 2 st. Quarter 2013
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