10 Alive Recap

Friends,

Sunday we continued our series on Jonah with a discussion of chapter two.

1) What does Jonah learn?

Jonah finds himself in the belly of a fish. It is dark and quiet (and probably smells like fish) He disobeyed God and has time to consider the consequences. It is important to remember that Jonah does not know that he will be given a second chance. Yet he acknowledges that God is God and Jonah is not. Jonah gives thanks to God and acknowledges that God is the only one who can save.

Tom noted that spiritual growth often comes after times of quiet reflection.

It is only after Jonah comes to his realization that God saves Jonah and gives him a second chance.

2) What is the application for us?

We can not live lives that please God unless we completely surrender our wills to His.

Jack said that it is amazing how hard it is to yield to God. This is especially true when we consider how much He loves us and that He only wants what is best for us. None the less, we, like Jonah find it hard not to believe that we know best and to insist on our own way.

My father in law noted that there is an easy way to test whether you are yielding to God’s will for your life. If you are becoming a more gentle. loving and forgiving person then it is a good bet you are following God’s lead.

Next week Jonah 3. Consider the following questions:

1) This time Jonah listens to God. Why?

2) Why does God spare Nineveh?

3) What does this passage teach us about God?

See you Sunday.

John

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