This episode introduces God’s commission to Jonah, sending him to cry out against the great city of Nineveh. Taking special note of God’s statement that the evil of Nineveh had risen to heaven, Keith ponders whether, even in our time, evil acts may be reaching heaven.
“How Far Will You Go?”
In the third episode of our deep-dive study into the book of Jonah, “How Far Will You Go?”, Keith begins by asking if there is a way to avoid the things of God—a way to “exit the arena” where God is working. This verse tells us that Jonah arose, as God had told him.
“Getting God’s Attention”
In this fourth episode—Getting God’s Attention—Keith begins by asking, “Have you ever thought about how big God is and how small he can be in your life?”
“Ignoring God Won't Work”
In our fifth episode, titled “Ignoring God Won’t Work,” Keith uncovers a tale of two responses to a crisis—that of the pagan sailors and that of the prophet Jonah. He asks: When a storm hits your life, who do you cry to?
“The One and Only True God”
In this episode, titled the One and Only True God, Keith begins with the concept of “accountability.” He then proceeds to explain that the Hebrew text of this verse reveals that the captain of the ship urged Jonah to intercede with the one true God so that He would take note of their plight and
“Accountability Is Coming!”
This episode begins with the ancient practice of casting lots, as the sailors try to determine who on the ship is responsible for the storm. Keith asks, “When accountability arrives, what do you do?” Jonah undoubtedly knew that his actions were responsible for endangering the ship, but despite growing pressure, he was not yet ready
“A Heavyweight Fight”
In episode 8, “A Heavyweight Fight, Keith begins by describing four levels of Bible study, using the ocean as a metaphor. He then proceeds to review Jonah 1:1-7, highlighting Jonah’s internal struggle as a man and as a prophet of Yehovah.
“The Right Questions”
In this episode, titled “The Right Questions,” Keith analyzes Jonah 1:8-9, uncovering the depth of the questions asked by the crewmembers and the power of the answers they receive. The Hebrew text of these verses carries much more impact than most English translations convey.
“The Truth Matters”
In this tenth episode, “Truth Matters,” Keith asks if Jonah might have a message for his companions on the ship.
In this episode, covering Jonah 1:12-13, the prophet is ready to surrender his chaotic life to God. He gives his pagan shipmates the true solution to the problem they are facing, but they are reluctant to accept it.