Aloof and Under Water

May 15, 2016 Speaker: Kyle Schwahn Series: Book of the 12

Passage: Obadiah 1:1–21, Jonah 1:1– 4:11


-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?

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