Colin Smith on Jonah (Re-release)
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In this episode of Help Me Teach the Bible, Nancy talked with one of her favorite Scottish preachers, Colin Smith, about how the book of Jonah reveals the steadfast love and mercy of God. Smith is senior pastor of The Orchard Evangelical Free Church in Arlington Heights, Illinois, and teacher on Unlocking the Bible. Topics in this episode include:

  • ways the book of Jonah is taught inadequately
  • reasons Jonah would not have wanted to go to Nineveh
  • the pagan sailors’ response to the offer of a sacrifice that saves
  • Jonah in the fish—a picture of being in Christ
  • the heart of the book: “Salvation belongs to the Lord”
  • Jonah's fearless message of judgment and grace
  • what to do with “God relented”
  • how grace either makes a person worship or makes a person angry

Here are some additional resources you may find helpful in preparing to teach Jonah:

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