Jonah -Biblical Stories with Moral Lessons For kids

The Story of Jonah
The story of Jonah  - Jonah 1-3  BE OBEDIENT TO GOD

Jonah was a prophet of God – A prophet is a messenger of God.

One day, God told Jonah to go to the city of Nineveh to preach and tell the people to repent, for their evil has come up before me. Jonah did not want to warn the people of Nineveh, so he got up and run from what God had called him to do and boarded a ship and went to Tarshish.

While Jonah was on the ship, God sent a great storm upon the sea. The mariners were afraid, and every man cried unto his god, but the storm did not stop. They then decided amongst themselves that it was Jonah who had brought this storm upon them because of his disobedience. So he told them to throw him overboard. When they threw him overboard, the storm stopped.

The Lord had prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah. He remained in the fish’s belly for three days and three nights. He prayed unto the Lord his God out of the fish’s belly and repented for being disobedient. He then gave thanks to God.

The Lord spake unto the fish, and it vomited out Jonah upon the dry land. God came to Jonah a second time and told him to go to Nineveh and preach to the people there what He told him to say. Jonah got up and went to Nineveh and warn the people that the city 

Would be destroyed in forty days if they didn’t turn from their evil way. The people prayed, fasted and repented of all their evil ways and God saved the city of Ninevah.

Review Questions
  • Which city did God send Jonah to?
  • What type of transportation did Jonah use to go to Tarshish
  • What did the mariners do to Jonah when they found out it was him that caused the storm.
  • How many times did God tell Jonah to go to Nineveh 
  • What type of creature swallowed Jonah?
It is very important that we obey God. God loves everyone and wants to see all persons save so that they can spend eternity in heaven with him.

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