Jonah: Running from God

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SPEAKER

Agam Iheanyi-Igwe

SCRIPTURE

Jonah 1:1-17

OUTLINE

Who was Jonah anyway?

  • Who was Jonah? A Prophet with a nationalist bent
  • God’s mission for Jonah: Go and Preach to Israel’s enemies
  • Jonah’s Response: No
  • Hebrew Prophet vs Pagan Sailors

What does his story teach us about God?

  1. God is God and I am not
    • God’s mission may not always match my plans
  2. God loves even people I don’t
  3. Running from God’s mission is like running from myself
  4. When I run from God’s mission, God doesn’t give up
    • God doe give up on his mission
    • God does not give up on me!

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

  1. To whom is God sending me?
  2. Who is God sending to me?
  3. What informs my response?
  4. What was most interesting to you about Jonah’s story to this point?