Jonah 3

In the face of God's wrath, we lament over the evil we have done. 

Bulletin for: 
Sunday, August 23, 2020
Order of worship: 
Discussion Questions: 
  • Be honest: Do you struggle with a God who is righteously opposed (angry) with all sin and who will judge all sin?
  • Why do you struggle with that attribute of God?
  • Would you truly prefer a God who will not actually deal with injustice, violence, murder, and all other forms of mistreatment and evil?
  • Do you struggle to believe that God's Word is powerful enough to change anyone? You?
  • Does it bother you that God pours out His mercy on Nineveh? (By the way, Nineveh was one of the most cruel and violent cultures at this time in history.)
  • How are you or how should you partner with God more intentionally to be an agent of His mercy through His word?
    • Is there someone that God is burdening you to share the gospel with at this time?
    • How can you put God on the agenda of that relationship?
    • Will you start praying for that person (or those people)--and ask God to give you an opportunity to share?
Church notes: 

Depth of Mercy

Depth of mercy! can there be
Mercy still reserve for me?
Can my God His wrath forbear,
Me, the chief of sinners, spare?

I have long withstood His grace,
Long provoked Him to His face,
Would not hearken to His calls,
Grieved Him by a thousand falls.

Lord, incline me to repent;
Let me now my sins lament;
Now my foul revolt deplore,
Weep, believe, and sin no more.

Still for me the Savior stands, 
Holding forth His wounded hands;
God is love! I know, I feel, 
Jesus weeps and loves me still.