Aloof and Under Water
Scripture: Obadiah 1:1–1:21, Jonah 1:1–4:11
HOME GROUP DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
-What themes common to the Book of the 12 as a whole do you see coming through in the book of Obadiah?
-What was Edom's main sin in the book of Obadiah?
-As a group, list some reasons that the book of Jonah is unique.
-What would you say is most significant about Jonah's fleeing from God? Why?
-There are many ironies in the book of Jonah. Identify a few of them. Why are these intentionally highlighted in the book—what is the author trying to show or communicate through them?
-How is chapter 4 the climax of the book of Jonah?
-What does God want us to take away from the book of Jonah as the people of God? What types of attitudes are addressed in this book?
-What bearing does the book of Jonah have on our identity together as a "gospel-spreading" church? How could we be helped, encouraged, or convicted by the message of this book?