Free Sermon Series on Jonah

This 3-part sermon series on Jonah teaches students about rebellion and obedience.

PART 1: Running Away

Have you ever tried to run away? I am not necessarily talking about running away from home. People run away from a broad spectrum of things. They run away from responsibility, the consequences of their actions, and even from other people. People are even prone to running away from God. In this message, we are going to explore the experiences of a rebellious prophet named Jonah who tried to run away from God. Jonah’s story can encourage students to stop running from their calling and start running towards it while pushing past all the distractions in front of them. 
Scripture: Jonah 1:1-3

PART 2: God Pursues You 

Whenever you hear about Jonah, your mind immediately goes to the whale. While that’s an important piece of the story, it’s not the whole story. Jonah is about a big fish and an even bigger God. Jonah’s story gives us hope for when we run from God. Why? Because God decided to protect him instead of punishing him.
Scripture: Jonah 1:4-16, Romans 8:28

PART 3: The God of Second Chances

Jonah’s tale is not merely about a whale; it’s about God’s way being the best way. It is not merely about a sea creature; it’s about second chances. No matter how far we go, how rebellious we are, or how much we mess up, God will pursue us. God will find you, pick you up, dust you off, and help place you on the right path. There is good news for Jonah, you, and me— God always offers a second chance.
Scripture: Jonah 3:1-5

This sermon series was adapted from our small group Bible study on Jonah. Click here to view the small group Bible Study. You might also like these free sermon series for youth.

Most of our series have been recorded and are available in our free video library! You can access those Bible study videos by clicking here.


— 3 sermon outlines (editable)
— Small group discussion guides for each sermon
— Bible reading plans for each sermon
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