Who do you think is undeserving of God’s mercy? How do you feel about God extending grace to wicked people?
We often feel safe within the boundaries of prejudice or self-righteousness we establish for ourselves, but problems arise when we fail to remember we are all sinners in need of a merciful Savior.
In this two-week course, Jonah: Depths of Mercy, discover God’s barrier-breaking impartiality in His mercy and judgments. Unpack the life of Jonah, a prophet from Israel sent to speak outside Israel. Jonah’s hard-heartedness against the city of Nineveh and resentment towards God’s mercy led him to run from God’s call. However, the central message of this book is not Jonah’s resistance or Nineveh’s peril, but God’s heart for the people He created.
In week one, dive into this classic tale of Jonah’s reluctance to obey God’s call to preach to the evil city of Nineveh. Watch God patiently pursue his prophet into the depths of the sea. Experience for yourself Jonah’s dramatic transformation from rebellious wanderer to humble servant in the belly of the big fish.
In week two, witness Jonah’s anger flare against God once again as the Ninevites repent of their evil ways and avoid disaster. God’s powerful yet tender rebuke reveals His abounding compassion and desire to save all people from sin.
Finally, explore the signs in Jonah that point to the Savior Jesus Christ, and marvel at God’s merciful plan for every people and nation.
The book of Jonah beckons us to look deep into our hearts. Will you let God’s mercy toward the rebellious Ninevites and His reluctant prophet Jonah renew your love and hope for all people?
Develop a weekly routine and daily rhythm of engaging with the Bible.
Take time to develop a deeper understanding of the passage and consider how it applies to your everyday life.
Dig deeper into the text using purpose-made content from a network of trusted scholars.
Expand your grasp of each passage with Bible teaching and storytelling that offer additional insights and action points.
Ask questions and share what you're learning with fellow members in a weekly Group Gathering.