Outline of Jonah
1. A rebellious prophet who fled from the Lord’s command, only to be delivered by a big and fish and bring about the repentance of Nineveh More Rebels and Flees (1:1-2:17)
Jonah is called by God to preach to Nineveh, but instead flees in the opposite direction. God sends a storm to stop Jonah and a big fish to save Jonah when Jonah is thrown into the ocean.
2. Jonah’s Song (2:1-10)
In the belly of the fish, Jonah sings a song of thanksgiving.
3. Jonah in Nineveh (3:1-10)
Jonah is delivered to Nineveh, where he preaches a short sermon and the entire wicked city repents. God does not destroy the city.
4. Jonah’s Lesson (4:1-11)
Jonah is angry that God spared the city, so he asks to die. God tries to teach Jonah that God loves all creatures–even sinners.