The Gospel is a powerful thing. It can take a grumpy, reluctant prophet and turn him into a humbled, all-in follower and worshiper of God. What happens to Jonah? How does God finally get to his heart?

Jonah relents. He wakes up on a beach and heads off to Nineveh to complete the Mission God has for him. When he does, what happens is remarkable.

The part of the story everyone knows. Can a man really survive inside the belly of a whale? More importantly, what can we all learn about God and Jonah through his experience?

In our first week of The book of Jonah, Jonah rejects God's call on his life and tries to get as far away from his calling as he can. In spite of this, God's mercy and power is displayed in the lives of some sailors...