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Jonah

Week 2:  Jonah 2:1-10

 

Life Group Questions:

  1. Have you ever noticed the word “provided” in Jonah 1:17? How does that one word change your perspective on the story of Jonah?
  2. How is God trying to get your attention right now?
  3. What lengths have you seen Him go to show you His grace?
  4. In what ways in Jonah 1&2 can you see God’s relentless grace?
  5. What area of your life do you need to stop running from God and start running to God?
  6. How can our Life Group pray for you this week? 

 

Sermon Notes and Scripture:    

17 Now the Lord provided a huge fish to swallow Jonah, and Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights. – Jonah 1:17


From inside the fish Jonah prayed to the Lord his God.  He said: “In my distress I called to the Lord, and he answered me. From deep in the realm of the dead I called for help, and you listened to my cry. You hurled me into the depths, into the very heart of the seas, and the currents swirled about me; all your waves and breakers swept over me. I said, ‘I have been banished from your sight, yet I will look again toward your holy temple.’ – Jonah 2:1-4

 

  1. WHEN WE TURN OUR BACK ON GOD, THE ONLY DIRECTION WE CAN GO IS DOWN.

The engulfing waters threatened me, the deep surrounded me; seaweed was wrapped around my head. To the roots of the mountains I sank down; the earth beneath barred me in forever.  But you, Lord my God, brought my life up from the pit. – Jonah 2:5-6

 

2.  IT’S BETTER TO BE UNITED WITH GOD IN THE BELLY OF A FISH, THAN TO BE WITHOUT HIM ON DRY LAND.

“When my life was ebbing away, I remembered you, Lord, and my prayer rose to you, to your holy temple. “Those who cling to worthless idols turn away from God’s love for them. – Jonah 2:7-8

 

  1. WE CAN’T TRULY UNDERSTAND SALVATION UNTIL WE CAN TRULY UNDERSTAND OUR NEED FOR IT.

But I, with shouts of grateful praise, will sacrifice to you. What I have vowed I will make good. I will say, Salvation comes from the Lord.’”  10 And the Lord commanded the fish, and it vomited Jonah onto dry land. – Jonah 2:9-10

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