Jonah’s Prayer

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Sermon Notes

This week Pastor Deric continues our series The Runaway Prophet with a sermon entitled Jonah’s Prayer focussing on Jonah 2:1-10.

Jonah 2:1-10
ICEBREAKER: What crazy activity do you dream of trying someday?
1. What do you think was the cause of Jonah’s hope that God would deliver him from the belly of the fish? (v.4) How does this tie in with verses 7-9?
2. Read Psalms 18:4-6, 88:1-9, 107:17-20, and 116:1-6. What similarities do you see between these Psalms and Jonah’s prayer?
3. What is “Sheol” mentioned in verse 2? How does this illustrate how dire Jonah’s situation was according to verses 5-6?
4. Why do you think Jonah had to go through such severe circumstances to be reconciled to God?
5. What can you learn from God’s deliverance of Jonah out of such an extreme situation?
6. When Jonah was suffering he “remembered the Lord” and prayed. What prayer do you need to offer to God in your own circumstances today?
7. What did you find helpful or challenging about the message?

Our Lord told His disciples that love and obedience were organically united. The final test of love is obedience.” – A. W. Tozer