09.25.16 Small Group Discussion

Jonah - Arranging

  • What’s one idea from the message that stood out to you? Why do you think it grabbed you?
     
  • When people ask for your race or nationality, what’s your answer?
     
  • Have you ever been angry at someone for getting something good you didn’t think they deserved? How did you handle it?
     
  • Have you ever gotten something good that you did not deserve?

Read: Jonah 3:10-4:11.

  • Why didn’t Jonah want to go to Nineveh?
     
  • What is Jonah’s response to the people of Nineveh repenting?
     
  • How often do you pray for the other candidate and their supporters?
     
  • How often do you pray for ISIS? If you’re being honest, would you want them to be forgiven, or would you prefer to see them wiped out?
     
  • Jonah had more concern about the plant that died than for the people of Nineveh. How are we like Jonah in the things in our lives that we do and do not have concern for?
     
  • God draws a comparison between Jonah’s concern for the plant that he had no role in making or sustaining and the concern that God has for His children in Nineveh. Do you view others as God’s children, or do you have more of an “us and them” mentality?
     
  • What does family mean to you? Do you tend to do more for family than non-family? Why or why not?
     
  • Whether American, Syrian, Haitian, or any other nationality, we are all children of God, we are all humans, we are all family. How does this thinking change how you view one another? How does it change how you think about the other candidate? How does it impact your thinking of ISIS? About refugees?

Prayer: Pray that we will see everyone as children made by God, who are loved by Him.

Posted on September 27, 2016 .