Discuss Jonah 4:1-4

  1. In what way did God comfort, challenge, or correct you today?
  2. If you are a Christian, do you consider yourself to have been an enemy of God, a terrorist living in opposition to his kingdom? See Romans 5:10; Colossians 1:13; James 4:4.
  3. Why is it natural to want revenge when you have been wronged?
  4. Instead of revenge, what does the gospel call for? How should the Christian pursue repentance in others?
  5. In what ways are you tempted to think you are better than or superior to others? Why is this feeling so dangerous?
  6. God is abounding in steadfast love. What are you abounding in? What would your parent, spouse, or coworkers say you are abounding in?
  7. Where is the justice in God forgiving the Ninevites? Where is the justice in God forgiving you?
  8. What was Jonah’s god and why did Jonah have a death-wish?
  9. Are you tempted to be wrathful towards the sins of people who aren’t like you but merciful towards the sins of people who are like you? (Think about political party, ethnicity, income level, religion, and age).
  10. Where are your idols? What do you think you must have in order to be happy? What would it look like for you to turn from those idols in order to turn to Christ?

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