JONAH AND PSALM 107

The Bible is one book, written by many authors. This one session class in intended to bring out the unity and single-mindedness of the Scripture.

Read 2 Peter 1:19-21. Discuss the meaning of the verses. How does this relate to the unity of the Scripture.

Read Psalm 107:23-32. While these verses may have many applications, the connection doesn't jump right out. Discuss other possible Bible narratives that relate to the message here.

Read Jonah 1:1-16. Discuss the coincidence that Psalm 107 correlates so well. Go through the verses one by one and discuss.

PSALM 107

JONAH CHAPTER ONE

Verse #

Content

Verse #

Content

23

went out on the sea in ships

3

ship going to Tarshish

 

merchants on waters

5b

"cargo" - merchants

24

They saw the works of the Lord

15

They threw Jonah into the sea and the sea stopped it's raging.

25

God spoke and stirred up a tempest.

4

The Lord hurled a great wind on the sea and there was a great storm

26

In their peril their courage melted

5

The sailors became afraid.

27

They reeled and staggered, they were at their wit's end.

13

The men rowed desperately to return to land but they could not.

28a

Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble.

14

Then they called on the Lord.

28b

He brought them out of their distress.

15

The sea stopped it's raging.

29

He stilled the storm to a whisper. The waves were hushed.

   

30

The men were glad when it grew calm.

16

Then the men feared the Lord greatly, and they sacrificed to the Lord and made vows.

31

Let them give thanks to God.

   

32

Let them exalt Him.

   

As a homework assignment, read all of Psalm 107 and consider what Bible narratives may have application. Keep in mind that the Bible is one Book with one Author.

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