Jonah and Spiritual Growth (4)

As we have been studying Jonah we have been looking for lessons about what it means to be growing as a godly man or woman. Jonah was spiritually immature, and his story gives us opportunity to examine our own hearts and lives in many critical areas!

Questions on Jonah 4

  1. Review: In 4:1, what was Jonah’s strange reaction to a highly successful missionary campaign?
  2. Note that 4:2-3 are a prayer.  What was the purpose of this prayer?
  3. Compare this prayer to Exodus 34:6.  What again does this show us about Jonah?
  4. What does Jonah do in verse 5? What does it sound like he is still hoping for?
  5. What is God trying to do in verses 6-8 by preparing a plant, then a worm to eat the plant, then a scorching wind?
  6. If God pities Nineveh how should Jonah feel about the great city?
  7. How do we demonstrate care and concern for the people of our great city?

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.

GROWTH POINTS IN CHAPTER THREE

  • A life that is growing spiritually responds to God in total and complete obedience.
  • A life that is growing spiritually responds to God in humility and not in arrogance and pride.
  • A life that is growing spiritually loves the unlovely and pursues them.

GROWTH POINTS IN CHAPTER FOUR

  • A life that is growing spiritually strives to love as God loves.
  • A life that is growing spiritually evaluates one’s heart and removes that which hinders service or perspective.
  • A life that is growing spiritually is concerned about people not things.

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