A Prophet With A Temperature! – Deric Bartlett

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Sermon Notes

This week Pastor Deric continues our series The Runaway Prophet with a sermon entitled A Prophet With A Temperature focussing on Jonah 4:1-5.

Jonah 4:1-5.
ICEBREAKER: What is your most favourite Bible you have ever received? What made it so special?
1. What was the reason for Jonah’s great anger against the Ninevites? (v.1)
2. What five qualities of God does Jonah highlight in reference to His decision not to destroy Nineveh? (v.2)
3. Find three other scriptures in the Old Testament that use a similar description of God from verse two.
4. What did Jonah think God should have done to the Ninevites?
5. Where is there an example from the gospel of Luke of someone believing God should destroy a city rather than show mercy?
6. Why do you think God caused a plant to grow up over Jonah? (v.6)
7. In verse 4 God asked Jonah if he did well to act the way he did. What areas of your life might God be asking you a similar question?
8. What did you find helpful or challenging about the message?

To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable, because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you.” – C.S. Lewis