Jonah and Spiritual Growth (2)

In this series we are looking at the book of Jonah – one chapter each week.

In particular we are looking at the lessons we can learn from Jonah about what it means to be growing as a godly man or woman. Jonah was spiritually immature and his story will give us opportunity to examine our own hearts and lives in many critical areas!

Study Jonah’s prayer from the belly of the fish (Jonah 2). How does is show spiritual maturity? How might it show a lack of maturity?

What do these comparisons tell us about the words of Jonah from the inside the fish?

Compare verse 2 and Psalms 18:4-6, 120:1

Compare verse 3 and Psalms 69:1-2 42:7

Compare verse 4 and Psalm 5:7, 31:22

Compare verse 5, 6  and Psalm 69:1, 2, 18:5, 116:3

Compare verse 7 and Psalm 18:6

Compare verse 8 and Psalms 31:6

Compare verse 9 and Psalm 116:17-18

What might be missing from Jonah’s prayer?

GROWTH POINTS IN CHAPTER ONE

  • A life that is growing spiritually shows consistency between words and works.
  • A life that is growing spiritually sets an example for the non-believing world – not the other way around!

GROWTH POINTS IN CHAPTER TWO

  • A life that is growing spiritually knows and applies the word of God.
  • A life that is growing spiritually confesses sin, not pious words of religiosity

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