Running From God

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Sermon Notes

This week Pastor Deric begins our series The Runaway Prophet with a sermon entitled “Running from God” focussing on Jonah 1:1-3.

Jonah 1:1-3
ICEBREAKER: What is your favourite memory from this summer? Why?
1. Why didn’t Jonah want to go to Nineveh to preach a message of repentance?
2. In verse 3 it says Jonah fled in order to go “away from the presence of the Lord”. What was the consequence of his actions? Is it really possible to run from God?
3. Where is another example from the Old Testament of someone turning the other way from God? What was the outcome?
4. How is the book of Jonah different from all the other books of the prophets?
5. What do you think Jonah needed to do in order to change his heart towards the Ninevites?
6. How are you “fleeing from the presence of the Lord” in your own life? What steps can you take to turn yourself around?
7. What did you find helpful or challenging about the message?

“The condition of an enlightened mind is a surrendered heart.” – Alan Redpath