BIBLE PASSAGE: Jonah STORY POINT: God loves all people and showed mercy to the Ninevites. KEY PASSAGE: The Lord is not slow in keeping His promise, as some understand slowness. Instead, He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone come to repentance. (2 Peter 3:9) BIG PICTURE QUESTION: Why should we obey God? We should obey God because He made us, He loves us, and His plans are good. CHRIST CONNECTION: God called Jonah to go to his enemies and call them to turn away from their sin, but Jonah refused. Instead, he ran away. Later, God sent Jesus to His enemies to call us to repentance. Jesus willingly obeyed. Jesus died on the cross to rescue us from sin.