Date: June 9, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Luke 11:30, 32 |

Series:

Jesus didn’t just say Jonah was a sign to the evil generation in His day that asked for a sign. In Luke 11:30 He also said Jonah was a sign to the people of Nineveh: a sign of God’s judgment and mercy. In Luke 11:32 Jesus used the Ninevites to rebuke the unbelieving Jews in His day. The Ninevites repented at the preaching of Jonah, but the Jews wouldn’t repent at the preaching of Jesus, who was greater than Jonah in many ways.

Lesson 1: Jonah is a sign to the Ninevites of God’s:

  • (Part I) ________________ (Luke 11:30; Jon 3:4; Gen 19:25 ).
  • (Part II) __________ (Jon 3:10; Jer 18:7-8).

Lesson 2: Jesus is greater than Jonah in his:

  • (Part I) __________________ (Luke 11:32; Jon 1:1 cf. John 6:38).
  • (Part II) __________________.
  • (Part III) ______________ (Jon 3:4 cf. Luke 19:10, John 3:17, 10:10).
  • (Part IV) ________ (Jon 4:1-5 cf. Luke 19:41-44, 23:34).

Lesson 3: The Ninevites rebuked the Jews because they repented at the preaching of the ____________ __________ (Rom 5:10).

Family Worship Guide
Memory Verses: Romans 5:10

Day 1: Read Luke Luke 11:29-30, Jonah 3:1-10 and discuss: In Luke 11:29 Jesus said Jonah was a sign to the evil generation in his day, but in verse 30 He said Jonah was a sign to the Ninevites. How was Jonah a sign to the Ninevites? How was he a different sign to the Ninevites than the Jews in Jesus’ day?

Day 2: Read Luke 11:32, Jonah 4:1-10, and discuss: How is Jesus the true and greater Jonah? In what ways is Jesus similar to Jonah? In what ways is Jesus better than Jonah?

Day 3: Read Luke 11:31-32, Jonah 3:1-10 and discuss: How did the Queen of Sheba come to faith? Why did the Ninevites repent? Why did Jesus use the Ninevites and the Queen of Sheba to rebuke the Jews? How will they be able to rise up in judgment and condemn the evil generation in Jesus’ day?

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