Jonah

Even if you are angry with Him!

  1. Getting angry with God is Common and Irrational (Jonah 4:1-9)
  2. Is it ever okay to be angry with God?

    I can get angry with God…

    What do I need to know about coming to God?

    1. When I forgot the Grace the Lord has shown me.

    2. When the Lord doesn’t agree with my Judgments

    3. When my personal Comfort becomes my focus..

  3. God pursues the angry with a Proper Perspective (Jonah 4:10-11)

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Small Group Questions (Whole Group):
Read Jonah 4

Breakout Questions:
Pray for one another.

Even if you don't know Him!

  1. God promises to Judge Sin (Jonah 3:1-4)
  2. What is sin?

    Romans 3:23 - for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God
    Romans 6:23 - For the wages of sin is death…
    Hebrews 9:27 - And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment…

  3. God pursues those who don’t know Him with Deliverance (Jonah 3:4-10)
  4. What do I need to know about coming to God?

    1. You must do it Now (Jonah 3:4)

    2. You must take God at His Word (Jonah 3:5)

    3. You are on the Invite List (Jonah 3:5-7)

    4. You must cry out to God from the Heart (Jonah 3:8)
    5. There are some wrong attitudes in approaching God:

      • ”I don’t want to go to hell.”

      • "This will help me be a better person.”

      • ”I will get what I want if God is on my side.”

      • ”Why not try it out?”

      • ”I want to be saved in my sin, not from my sin.”

    6. You must Repent (Jonah 3:8-9)

    7. God Responds to what you do with the message (Jonah 3:10)

    Romans 6:23 - …but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

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Small Group Questions (Whole Group):
Read Jonah 3

Breakout Questions:
Pray for one another.

Even if you are Broken

  1. Brokenness is coming to the realization that "I Am Wrong"

  2. You've hit a "Broken Point" when:

    1. Your circumstances are Out of your control (Jonah 2:2-3)

    2. You got what you wanted, then find out You don't really want it (Jonah 2:4)

    3. Crying out to God becomes Your only option (Jonah 2:5-7)

    4. You Learn the lesson God was trying to teach you (Jonah 2:8)

    5. Your Passion for God returns (Jonah 2:9)

  3. God pursues His broken children with Restoration (Jonah 2:10-3:3)

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Small Group Questions (Whole Group):
Read Jonah 2

Breakout Questions:
Pray for one another.

Even if you Rebel

2 Kings 14:25 - He restored the border of Israel from Lebo-hamath as far as the Sea of the Arabah, according to the word of the LORD, the God of Israel, which he spoke by his servant Jonah the son of Amittai, the prophet, who was from Gath-hepher. 

Matthew 12:38-41 - Then some of the scribes and Pharisees answered him, saying, "Teacher, we wish to see a sign from you." But he answered them, "An evil and adulterous generation seeks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah. For just as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. The men of Nineveh will rise up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it, for they repented at the preaching of Jonah, and behold, something greater than Jonah is here. (Matthew 16:4, Luke 11:29-32) 

  1. Rebellion is a Choice to disobey God (Jonah 1:1-3)

    1. Rebellion makes use want to Avoid God (Jonah 1:3-5)

    2. Rebellion saps our Boldness to Witness (Jonah 1:6-10)

    3. Rebellion drives us to more and more Desperate Choices (Jonah 1:11-16)

  2. God pursues His rebellious children with Discipline

    1. What is discipline?

    2. Why is discipline a good thing?

    3. How does God discipline us?

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Small Group Questions (Whole Group):
Read Jonah 1

Breakout Questions:

Pray for one another.