Near to the Heart Of God.

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Sermon Notes

This week Pastor Deric continues our series The Runaway Prophet with a sermon entitled Near to the Heart of God focussing on Jonah 3:3-10.

Jonah 3:3-10.
ICEBREAKER: If you had to choose one word that defined you and your life, what would it be?
1. What is the significance of putting on sackcloth? (v.5)
2. Why did God relent of the disaster he was planning to bring on Nineveh? (v.10)
3. Read 2 Chronicles 7:14. Other than Nineveh, where is there another example of this principle occurring in the Old Testament?
4. Read Matthew 28:18-20, Ephesians 2:10 and 1 Peter 2:9. How would you summarize these in one sentence to define your identity and purpose is in Christ?
5. What do you believe God’s specific purposes are for you is in this current season of your life?
6. What do you need to start doing to focus more on the things God has for you to do? What things might be holding you back?
7. In what areas of your life do you tend to be judgmental or unforgiving? How does this effect your ministry to other people?
8. What did you find helpful or challenging about the message?

God’s definition of what matters is pretty straightforward. He measures our lives by how we love.” – Francis Chan