Jonah: Joining the Mission of God - Week 3

 
 
 

Week 3 - Discussion Guide

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OPEN

Have you ever been lost before? What was that experience like? How did being lost make you feel? How might that experience of being physically lost compare to those who are spiritually lost?

REFLECT

Read Jonah 3:1-10.

What did you learn from this sermon? How did it challenge you or deepen your faith?

What does it mean for someone to be “lost?” Who is someone in your life that is lost? What are some obstacles or barriers you have?

How do your own feelings compare or contrast to Jonah’s feelings regarding lost people?

Read Luke 15:1-32.

What do these stories reveal to you about God? What do these parables tell you about humanity?

How might these stories compare with Jonah’s story?

APPLY

What is one tangible way you can engage the person you mentioned earlier who you know is lost?

How can you be praying for them this week?

PRAY

Pray that you and your group will always be in alignment with where God is calling you.

NEXT STEPS

God wanted Jonah to go to the city of Ninevah to tell them about God's love for them. Jonah had other plans. At the end of the story, God said, "Should I not be concerned about the great city of Ninevah?" Well, we know He was concerned, and we're going to learn from Jonah that God is also concerned about our great city and wants us to join Him in His mission right here.

To go deeper in your relationship with God and others, here are some next steps for you:

  1. Join us for Welcome to the Creek! This is a place where you can find out more information about who we are as a church. This experience occurs the 1st and 3rd weekend of every month in South Room 2 during the 11am service. If you attend Shelby Street, you can make an appointment for a Welcome to the Creek session.

  2. Check out the Jonah sermon page at thecreek.org/Jonah for further resources to help you dive deeper into the book of Jonah.

  3. Check out the Dwell app. This is a new audio Bible app that keeps Scripture in your ears and on your heart. You can download this app on your mobile device. You can get more information about it at dwellapp.io.