Lessons from Jonah

Lesson on Compassion

Group Discussion // May 4, 2022 This is a lesson I prepared for a community group discussion. I have reworked it a bit to provide a summary of the discussion points during our time spent together in Jonah chapter 4. Jonah 4 4:1-4 Self-righteous Anger (v1) Anger…What should have been a moment of joy and praise about the relenting of the promised destruction of a city, Jonah finds himself exceedingly displeased with the outcome that led to anger. Anger with the Lord for not destroying this enemy of Israel and by extension an enemy of God. (v2) Prayer of accusation,… Continue reading Lesson on Compassion

Mercy Not Destruction

Group Discussion // April 27, 2022 This is a lesson I prepared for a community group discussion. I have reworked it a bit to provide a summary of the discussion points during our time spent together in Jonah chapter 3. Jonah 3 3:1-5 Take two… with an amendment God gives Jonah the same message as in the beginning except that instead of focusing on the sin of Nineveh, he focuses on Jonah’s faithfulness. God seems a little more direct with Jonah this time as he specifically commands Jonah to give the message he is told. Jonah’s response is obedience. There… Continue reading Mercy Not Destruction

Waiting in Sheol

Group Discussion // April 20, 2022 This is a lesson I prepared for a community group discussion. I have reworked it a bit to provide a summary of the discussion points during our time spent together in Jonah chapter 2. Jonah 2 2:1-2  Prayer During Distress Assuming this is day three in the belly, What do you think it’s Jonah’s current state of mind? What is he feeling? Jonah had to be feeling desperation, hopelessness, helpless. He doesn’t have any indication of how long he has been in the bell of the fish. In the darkness, the days all seem… Continue reading Waiting in Sheol

Fleeing His Presence

Group Discussion // April 13, 2022 This is a lesson I prepared for a community group discussion. I have reworked it a bit to provide a summary of the discussion points during our time spent together in Jonah chapter 1. Jonah 1 1:1-3  Fleeing the Presence of the Lord Think about God giving you this calling to go to the epicenter of the country that is the sworn enemy of your home. Not only the enemy that wants to destroy you, but you and your fellow countrymen hate them as well. For Jonah, it was even more than that. Nineveh… Continue reading Fleeing His Presence

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