Hi Journey Kids parents!
God called Jonah to go to the people of Nineveh and declare that God’s judgment was coming if they didn’t repent and turn to Him. But Jonah’s pride got the better of him. He didn’t want Nineveh to repent because he knew God would be gracious to them – and Jonah hated the people of Nineveh. So, he ran but God intervened. He gave Jonah a second chance to do the right thing. And, though his attitude wasn’t great, Jonah finally did what God had called him to do.
When it’s time to begin, start your morning of family worship by watching the short lesson video with your kids. [You can access the videos here.] It’s a great way to engage spiritually with your family. After the lesson, a worship song will play so you can sing along with your kids!
Here is a snapshot of the lesson details for this week:
Bible Story: Jonah and the Giant Fish
Big Idea: God is patient, so we can go to Him for a second chance.
Memory Verse: “God is patient with you. He doesn’t want anyone to be destroyed. Instead, he wants all people to turn away from their sins.” 2 Peter 3:8b (NIrV)
After the video lesson and music, you can use the attached materials to help take your family deeper into the lesson:
Jonah is an interesting character. He was a reluctant prophet who didn’t deserve a chance – much less a second chance. But that’s our God. He is patient with us. He offers second chances. And third and fourth and fifth chances. Where do you need a second chance right now? Go to God. He is patient and gracious and He is ready to offer that to you.
Jennifer Foley is the Children's Ministry Leader at Abundant Life.