Ask the students - Have you ever faced a great trouble?
Ask the students - Did you think to pray?
Can anyone tell me about a prayer that God answered?
What happened to Jonah?
What does the Bible say?
Describe the joy and personal reward of humble dedication - the
Challenge students to serve others in humility this week
Bring a picture of a whale to class
How many times have God's children faced distressing and hopeless circumstances because of disobedience to God. Is it not likely that much anguish could be spared us if we would surrender to God's will at all times and not just when calamity comes?