21 Aug

Salvation is from the Lord

Passage: Jonah 1:17-3:3

Speaker: Patrick King


Read Jonah 1:17-3:3. 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?

The story of Jonah shows us that if we make anything except God ultimate in our lives it will lead us down, away from God. When we make good things ultimate things, they become idols. Consider the self-examination questions below. Where in your life are you most tempted to make something ultimate other than God?

  1. What do you feel like you cannot function without?
  2. Where do you spend time and money with the least amount of effort?
  3. What do you tend to think about the most?
  4. Which biblical commands do you most hesitate to obey?
  5. When do you become most angry?
Verse 9 tells us “Salvation comes from the Lord.” This means: Your guilt is erased, you are counted righteous, you are loved, you have a home with God, you are given a new and better purpose, you are not ruled by your temptations, and your death is turned into victory. When did you first realize this truth? How are you experiencing and remembering this truth in this season of life?

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?