We tend to get frustrated when things don’t go our way. And if we’re honest, sometimes our frustration is tied to our stubbornness. But what if God uses tough circumstances to get our attention for a reason? What if He wants to give us a second chance to overcome our stubbornness and follow Him? In this message, we’ll see how God always accomplishes His purposes, even when we resist, and even when we don’t understand.

Discussion Questions

Read Jonah 3:1-2. Why did God choose to speak to Jonah again? What would it look like for you to follow God’s call today?

Read Jonah 3:3-4. Why is Jonah’s response to God different than it was in Chapter 1? How does God get your attention today? How should that change your response to Him?

Read Jonah 3:5-9. How do the people of Nineveh seem to embrace true repentance? How would your life change if you embraced true repentance?

Read Jonah 3:10. Why did God choose to show mercy to Nineveh? What does that reflect about God’s character? How do you show mercy in your life?

In what areas of your life do you struggle with pride and stubbornness in resisting God? What would humility look like in those areas?

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