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Read Jonah 1:17-2:10

Jonah is stranded at sea. But God has a rescue plan. He send a big fish to swallow Jonah!

Q: Could you imagine being swallowed by a fish? What do you think it would like?

In the fish Jonah prays to God. His bad decisions have caused him lot of trouble and he finally admits that he needs God help.

Q: When was the last time you admitted to God that you made a bad choice?

God wants us to confess our sins. Sin is another way to say “the bad stuff we do or say.” Sin is also when we don’t do the good stuff God wants us to do. Thankfully Jesus saves us from our sins.

Read John 3:16

Let’s shut out the lights so we can be in the dark like Jonah. Then we will spend some time in silent prayer telling Jesus our sins from this last week.

At the end we will read Jonah’s prayer again.

 

(Developing Disciple) (Youth and New Christians)

Read Jonah 1:17-2:10

Jonah is stranded at sea. But God has a rescue plan. He sends a big fish to swallow Jonah! Which is a pretty unconventional way to save Jonah.

Spend a minute reflecting on the unusual ways you have seen God work in your life.

From within the fish Jonah prays to God. His bad decisions have caused him lot of trouble and he finally admits that he needs God help.

Q: When was the last time you admitted to God that you made a bad choice?

God wants us to confess our sins. Sin is another way to say “the bad stuff we do or say.” Sin is also when we don’t do the good stuff God wants us to do. Think the bad stuff you said or did this week. Also what were the good things you didn’t do for God?

Thankfully Jesus saves us from our sins.

Read John 3:16

Make this a time to confess your sins to the God who loves you so much. Shut off the lights so you can be in the dark like Jonah. Then spend some time in silent prayer telling Jesus your sins from this last week.

Finish by reading Jonah’s prayer again.

 

(Disciple Maker)

Read Jonah 1:17-2:10

Jonah is stranded at sea. But God has a rescue plan. He sends a big fish to swallow Jonah! Which is a pretty unconventional way to save Jonah.

Spend a minute reflecting on the many unusual ways God has saved you.

From within the fish Jonah prays to God. His bad decisions have caused him lot of trouble and he finally confesses that he needs God help.

Q: When was the last time you confessed your sins to God?

Q: What keeps you from making confession a regular habit in your day?

When we confess our sins to Jesus, we are also confessing that he has the power to save us from our sin.

Read Romans 5:6-8

Make this your time to confess your sins to the God who loves you so much. Shut off the lights so you can be in the dark like Jonah. Then spend some time in silent prayer telling Jesus your sins from this last week.

Finish by reading Jonah’s prayer again.

Additional Reading: Psalm 130