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
- Review: In 4:1, what was Jonah’s strange reaction to a highly successful missionary campaign?
- Note that 4:2-3 are a prayer. What was the purpose of this prayer?
- Compare this prayer to Exodus 34:6. What again does this show us about Jonah?
- What does Jonah do in verse 5? What does it sound like he is still hoping for?
- 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?
- If God pities Nineveh how should Jonah feel about the great city?
- 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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