Bible Study Lesson – April 29, 2020 ~ 7:30 pm
Lesson 10: A Second Chance (Jonah 3:1-3)
- Why do you think God changed the focus of His command?
- Read 1 Timothy 1:16. How has God displayed His “perfect patience” in your life?
- Do you think that Jonah had a change of heart in 1:3 or did he merely realize he could not escape from God’s wishes?
Lesson 11: Overwhelming Repentance (Jonah 3:4-5)
- The text emphasizes that the Ninevites repented not because they believed Jonah, but because they “believed God” (Johan 3:5). To what do you attribute their belief?
- What does the Ninevites’ enthusiastic response – despite Jonah’s lack of enthusiasm – show you about God’s ability to bring people to Himself? How does it encourage you to proclaim God’s word to others?
- How would you describe the relationship between repentance and belief? Compare Mark 1:15 and Acts 20:21.
- Can you have true belief without repentance (see Acts 2:37-38)? What about repentance without belief (compare Exodus 10:16-20)
Jonah is a counter example of what it means to love our enemies. He didn’t want his enemies to receive the same mercy and grace he had come to expect from God. It seems to go against our instincts to love people who have hurt or wronged us. Yet God’s love isn’t restrained by our human labels of “friend” or “enemy.” Let strive to love people the way God loves us and pray that ALL will come into the knowledge of our God.
May 6, 2020 – Lesson 12: Hopeful Leadership (Jonah 3:6-9) and Lesson 13: God’s Forgiveness (Jonah 3:10)
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