How can we show God’s mercy to people who’ve hurt us?
How can we show God's mercy to people who've hurt us? In this episode, we are reflecting on the final chapter of the book of Jonah. God doesn't just want Jonah to preach to his enemies, he wants Jonah to share his compassionate heart toward them too. Will Jonah agree with God's compassionate perspective? The book ends with a question to give us the opportunity to self-reflect. So let's do that together.
Bible Reading Jonah 4:1-11
Host: Cheree Hayes Message: Dr. Tim Mackie Bible Reading: Michelle Jones Production: Dan Gummel Theme music: Grant William Harold Background Music: Josh Leake, Young Summer
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Once you've listened to the podcast, take time to reflect on these questions.
If you would like to dive deeper, use these Scriptures and questions for personal study or small group discussion.
How did Tim’s message challenge or encourage you today?
Read: Jonah 4:1-11, Exodus 34:5-9, 1 Kings 19:3-5
The prophet Jonah despised the people who God sent him to warn. They were his enemies and he wanted nothing to do with them. Though Jonah loves when God shows him compassion, he is ready to die when God shows that same mercy to his enemies. But God doesn’t just want Jonah to preach to his enemies, he wants Jonah to show them compassion. Will Jonah agree with God’s merciful perspective? Will we agree? The book leaves us with this question and the chance to self-reflect. So let’s do that together now.