Main point: I should go God’s way.
Bible story: Jonah ● Jonah 1:1-3:10
As a family, watch this week’s video and discuss these questions together:
- Was today’s Bible story about a man named Joshua or Jonah? (Jonah)
- When God told Jonah to go to Nineveh, did Jonah want to go? (no)
- When Jonah got into the boat to sail away, did a big storm come? (yes)
- In order to save the other people, did Jonah stay in the boat or throw himself into the water? (He threw himself into the water.)
- What did God send to swallow Jonah? (a BIG fish)
- After the fish spit Jonah back onto dry land, did Jonah decide to go God’s way? (yes)
- Should we go God’s way, too? (yes)
Family Activity: Go, Go Jonah
WHAT YOU NEED: Activity page, crayons or markers
WHAT YOU DO:
– Before the Activity: Print off the activity page and give it to your child.
– During the Activity: Point to Jonah at the bottom of the page and the “Nineveh” sign at the top. Talk about how Jonah didn’t want to go God’s way at first, but eventually he did! Encourage your child to trace the lines from Jonah to the Nineveh sign at the top of the page.
WHAT YOU SAY:
– During the Activity: “Do you see Jonah at the bottom of the page? When God first asked Jonah to go to Nineveh, did he go God’s way? (Pause.) No! Jonah didn’t go God’s way. But after a trip in the opposite direction, and some time inside the belly of a fish, Jonah decided to go to Nineveh. Jonah learned that he should go God’s way. So, let’s use our crayons to trace the lines to get Jonah to the Nineveh sign right here at the top of the page.”
– After the Activity: “Great job! Let’s put it somewhere around our home so that when we see it, we remember that we should go God’s way. Why? Because God’s way is perfect. Whose way is perfect?” (God’s way is perfect.)