Sept. 28 – Oct. 20, 2019

Though God’s grace is bountiful and amazing, being a disciple of Jesus Christ is difficult; it requires humility and a willingness to enter uncomfortable spaces. The story of Jonah is one of the clearest and most comprehensive examples of this in our Scriptures. The story of Jonah functions almost as an allegory for the Christian life, showing us that we often run from God, and even when we eventually say yes to God’s call on our lives, it’s hard work that doesn’t always go the way we want. Most of us can relate to the struggle of Jonah, which is what makes this text so wonderful. Together we are going to study this story, hoping to learn humility, determination, and comfort in knowing that we all struggle to say yes to God, but when we do, God does amazing things through us. 

Scripture Readings

 Sept. 28/29 | Jonah 1
Oct. 5/6 | Jonah 2
Oct. 12/13 | Jonah 3
Oct. 19/20 | Jonah 4

The Prodigal Prophet: Jonah and the Mystery of God’s Mercy by Timothy Keller 

Callings: Finding and Following an Authentic Life by Greg Michael Levoy

Under the Unpredictable Plant: An Exploration in Vocational Holiness by Eugene Peterson

Called: Lessons from Six Biblical Characters by Susan Robb

I Think You’re Wrong (But I’m Listening) by Sara Steward Holland

Moana, Disney Feature Film
(Family Resource!)