Sunday, May 30, 2010

Always Bigger Than You Think

Mike Rumley-Wells teaches on how God's grace is always bigger than we think it is.,2010.mp3

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Jonah Chapter 4 - "Angered by Mercy!"

Pastor Andrew teaches how God's question to Jonah, "is it right for you to be angry" can also help us let go of our anger about things we have no control over.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Jonah Chapter 3 - "Repent! Really!"

Jonah Chapter 3 - Repent! Really!
Pastor Andrew talks about Nineveh's repentance and what that teaches us about God's character. A little repentance goes a long way.

Group discussion questions are below.
Looking at the Word:
Read Jonah 3:1-2.
  • How was this word from the Lord similar to the word Jonah received in 1:2? How is it different?
Read Jonah 2:3-4.
  • What was Jonah's message to Nineveh?
  • What does the fact that there is 40 days warning imply?
  • (Read Jeremiah 18:7-8 for additional background)
  • Read Genesis 19:24-25. What other notable places were “overthrown” by God when they did not repent?
Read Jonah 3:5.
  • Who did the people believe? What did they do as a result? What did this action signify in their culture? (Read 2 Samuel 3:31 for additional background)
  • What might a current-day parallel to this be?
Read Jonah 3:6-9.
  • Who was the one who lead in repentance?
  • What specific things were the people told to give up?
  • What was the expressed hope that might happen as a result?
  • What might like this look like in current-day, if the same thing was to happen?
Read Jonah 3:10.
  • What did God do when he saw?
  • What does this tell us about God's character?

Looking at our Lives:
  • Is biblical repentance, like we see in Jonah's time, a part of our time too? Why or why not?
  • What is the most sincere version of repentance you have ever personally witnessed?
  • When have you repented of something? What happened?
  • Read 2 Chronicles 7:14. What things might we corporately need to repent of, as a city, state or nation? If we did repent, what might our expression of repentance look like?

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Jonah Chapter 2 - "Hitting Bottom!"

Jonah Chapter Two. What have you been saved FROM? What have you been saved FOR?

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Jonah Chapter 1 - Run Away!

Pastor Andrew begins a series on the book of Jonah, asking the question, when we, like Jonah, ignore God's instructions - who else in our boat gets put at risk?