Series: Jonah

Part 1: Running away

Do you ever try to run from situations?
Do you ever try to hide?
What are you trying to hide from right now?
What are you trying to run from?
Do you ever try and run from God?
Are you worshipping God or are you trying to run from him?
What is the difference between feeling guilty, and truly repenting?

Part 2: Worthless Idols

What idols do we have in our lives?
What things do we hold onto?
What things come between us and the Lord?
Are our idols worth it?
Are they really worth the attention that we pay to them?
Are there any benefits, to worshipping idols?
What are the negatives?
When will we repent?
When will we worship?

Part 3: - One of the world's greatest evangelists

Would you like to meet one of the world’s greatest evangelists?
Believe it or not, despite his track record so far: his name is Jonah.
What can we learn from Jonah?
Sometimes the most effective witness is when the people of God say a few faltering words: words that they have received from God.
An evangelist does not need to use lots of words.
A servant of the Lord does not need to be a smooth talker?
We do not need the “gift of the gab” to be used by God?
We just need to proclaim the message that God gives us.

Part 4: - Beware of turning the truth upside down

Beware of turning the truth upside down
Beware of doing the doing, but not being the being
There is a phrase found many times in the Bible, that describes God as being slow to anger and abounding in love.
How do we view that phrase?
Is it good news when God loves us?
Is it good news when God loves other people?
Are we proclaiming the Word of God?
Are we embracing the heart of God?

Part 5: Our provider God

Do we welcome God’s provision?
What if God provides a challenge?
What if God provides us with a learning curve?
What if God provides us with a learning hole in the road?
What if God provides us with a learning mountain to climb?
What if God provides us with events and situations that touch us where we are most vulnerable?
God provided teaching materials for Jonah: a fish, a plant, a worm, and a wind.
What was God teaching Jonah?
What does God want us to learn?

 

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