28 Aug

A Relationship of Relent

Passage: Jonah 3

Speaker: Kevin Kyle


Read Jonah 3. What surprises, encourages, or sparks questions for you? Is there a phrase, a scene, a character that stands out to you in this reading?

What does this passage teach us about God? How does this passage show us something about the character of God that we can praise? Consider how the description of God in Psalm 103 is illustrated in Jonah 3.

Describe what evangelism and conversion look like in Jonah 3. How does this shape your understanding or expectations of making disciples?
“Repentance and faith are two sides of the same coin. Neither can exist without the other. Repentance is possible only when faith is present; and where there is faith, repentance will also be found. Faith comes from a spiritual awakening to our own need and to God’s glory. Repentance is a gift from God (Acts 11:18) that flows from faith; it is the evidence of genuine faith” (ESV Gospel Transformation Study Bible notes). How is this illustrated in Jonah 3? How have you continued to experience the gift of faith and repentance in your life?

The good news of the gospel is that God has poured out on Jesus the wrath that we deserve, so that we may not perish. The death and resurrection of Jesus give us every reason to hope in the mercy of God! In light of this good news, what from this passage do you need to remember, rejoice in, request, or repent of?


Share with your group how they can be praying for you: what is weighing on you from this past week? What are you praising God for from this past week?