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March 20 from 9:00a-12:00p
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Message Notes

Jonah: Reluctant Obedience

Pastor Buky Ventura
March 13, 2022

Then the word of the Lord came to Jonah a second time: “Go to the great city of Nineveh and proclaim to it the message I give you.”

 Jonah obeyed the word of the Lord and went to Nineveh. Now Nineveh was a very large city; it took three days to go through it. Jonah began by going a day’s journey into the city, proclaiming, “Forty more days and Nineveh will be overthrown.” The Ninevites believed God. A fast was proclaimed, and all of them, from the greatest to the least, put on sackcloth.
When Jonah’s warning reached the king of Nineveh, he rose from his throne, took off his royal robes, covered himself with sackcloth and sat down in the dust. This is the proclamation he issued in Nineveh:
“By the decree of the king and his nobles:
Do not let people or animals, herds or flocks, taste anything; do not let them eat or drink. But let people and animals be covered with sackcloth. Let everyone call urgently on God. Let them give up their evil ways and their violence. Who knows? God may yet relent and with compassion turn from his fierce anger so that we will not perish.”

 When God saw what they did and how they turned from their evil ways, he relented and did not bring on them the destruction he had threatened.
Jonah 3:1-10

Small Groups Talk About It

Watch the latest Message Summary:

  1. Share about a time you got a second chance even though you didn’t deserve it, a warning instead of a traffic ticket, or the opportunity to re-take a test. How did you feel?

  2. What are your initial thoughts on giving people second chances even when they don’t deserve it?  Do you find it easy or hard to give second chances to people?

  3. Read Jonah 3:1-3: Describe how you think Jonah felt when God gave him the call to go to Nineveh the second time?  What did he do differently this time?

  4. Read Jonah 3:4-10:  How did the people of Nineveh respond to the message Jonah spoke to them?  What did they expect to happen because of their actions?

  5. What does verse 10 tells us about how God relates to people?  Make a list words that describe God’s actions here.

  6. Read verse 3 and verse 10 again: What do these verses tell us about how God uses people in his plan for redemption?

  7. God was concerned for the people of Nineveh – he’s concerned for the people of our city as well. Compare your concern for your neighbors/co-workers with Jonah’s concern for Nineveh. Compare your concern for your neighbors/coworkers with God’s love for them. Is God calling you to say something, or do something in your neighborhood or at work?