Jonah 3:1-10; Matthew 12:41; Psalm 51:17; 2 Corinthians 7:10
1. Because of their terrible past, the Ninevites seemed like the last people who deserved God’s grace, and yet they were given the opportunity to repent by that grace. How has grace impacted your life? How has it surprised you? How has it helped you move beyond your past?
2. What can we all learn from the Ninevites on how they responded to Jonah’s prophetic word?
3. How would you describe the difference between remorse and repentance? Why is repentance so much more powerful?
Read chapters fourteen through sixteen from the Book of Judges, and then compare and contrast Samson’s story with both Jonah and the Ninevites.