07 Aug

Running from God


Passage: Jonah 1:1-10

Speaker: Patrick King


Read Jonah 1. What surprises, encourages, or sparks questions for you?

What does this passage teach us about God? How does this passage show us something about the character of God that we can praise?

God called Jonah to travel east on land, but Jonah got on a boat headed west to the end of the known world. In what ways do we run from God even if we physically stay in the same place?

Jonah loved his comfort, reputation, and self-righteousness more than God’s will for his life. How does your comfort, reputation, and self-righteousness fit into your life as a follower of Jesus? In what ways are you tempted to value any of these more than the will of God?

How is Jonah an anti-hero and how does his story point us to Jesus?
John Owen encourages Christians to enjoy and experience the gospel by resting, delighting, marveling, and obeying God’s word. How do these practices help you to enjoy and experience the gospel? In what ways are you currently engaging in these practices or how might you like to begin to practice rest, delight, marvel (worship), and obedience according to God’s word?

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?