The Unfinished Script-Deric Bartlett

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Sermon Notes

This week Pastor Deric concludes our series The Runaway Prophet with a sermon entitled The Unfinished Script focussing on Jonah 4:6-11.

Jonah 4:6-11.
ICEBREAKER: If you could retake one class from high school what subject would you chose? Why?
1. Seeing that the Lord had already decided to spare the city (v.3:10), why do you think Jonah was still watching to see what would happen?
2. Why do you think God caused a plant to grow up over Jonah? (v.6) Why did God then take it away the next day? (v.7)
3. What does Jonah’s speech in this passage indicate about the condition of his heart?
4. The book of Jonah concludes abruptly with Jonah still not able to grasp the heart of God for the people of Nineveh. Why do you think Jonah was still unmoved after everything he had experienced?
5. Find 3 other examples from the Old Testament that illustrate the consequences when someone fails to adopt the heart of God.
6. How does Jonah serve as a warning for us today? What steps do you need to take to avoid having an uncompassionate heart?
7. What did you find helpful or challenging about the message?

The will of God for your life is simply that you submit yourself to Him each day and say, “Father, your will for today is mine. Your pleasure for today is mine. Your work for today is mine. I trust you to be God. You lead me today and I will follow.”” – Kay Arthur