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Lesson 6 (The Hungry Worm and the Hot East Wind)

• Apr, 03 2024

This is Lesson 6 of the Book of Jonah. This lesson covers Jonah 4:7-11

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Lesson 6

The Hungry Worm and the Hot East Wind

Jonah 4:7-11

7 But God prepared a worm when the morning rose the next day, and it smote the gourd that it withered.

8 And it came to pass, when the sun did arise, that God prepared a vehement east wind; and the sun beat upon the head of Jonah, that he fainted, and wished in himself to die, and said, It is better for me to die than to live.

9 And God said to Jonah, Doest thou well to be angry for the gourd? And he said, I do well to be angry, even unto death.

10 Then said the LORD, Thou hast had pity on the gourd, for the which thou hast not laboured, neither madest it grow; which came up in a night, and perished in a night:

11 And should not I spare Nineveh, that great city, wherein are more than sixscore thousand persons that cannot discern between their right hand and their left hand; and also much cattle?

Questions for ages 2-4 years

  1. What happened to the gourd the next day?

  2. What else did God do to Jonah while he sat on the east side of the city?

  3. Why was Jonah sitting on the east side of the city?

  4. What did Jonah want to happen to the city when the forty days were up?

  5. What did Jonah want to happen to him because the gourd died?

  6. Why was Jonah upset that the gourd had died?

  7. Why did God have mercy on Nineveh? (Why did he not overthrow the city?)

  8. What had God done for the people in Nineveh?

  9. Why was the city not overthrown?

  10. Was Jonah ever happy with God's mercy on the Ninevites?

Questions for ages 5+ years

  1. What was the reason for God having the plant grow up by Jonah?

  2. Why was it extra hot and windy on the east side of the city?

  3. Did God tell Jonah to sit and watch what would happen to the city?

  4. What did Jonah want to happen to the Ninevites now that he saw that they had repented?

  5. Why had God sent Jonah to Nineveh?

  6. Who created all things?

  7. Did God have to forgive the Ninevites?

  8. Was God obligated to send Jonah to warn them of the coming destruction?

  9. Who or what is required to obey God?

  10. Should we be happy when evil people repent and start obeying God?

Additional True or False Questions

  1. God is the creator of all things, but does not control them, such as animals, plants, insects, and weather.

  2. God is the creator of all of life, it is God that makes all things to grow, and it is God that sustains all things by his power.

  3. God compared the evil Ninevites to infants that could not tell their left hand from their right.

  4. Jonah wanted mercy for himself but did not think that the Ninevites deserved God's mercy.

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