Jonah: Are you 2 Faced?

The Rock Church of Fenton, Lake Fenton, Linden, and Byron, Michigan exists to preach the Word of God, Baptize, and Disciple - Jonah-Are you 2 Faced?

Discussion

Review:

What purple words from the Ephesians printout last week did you meditate on this week? How did you intentionally strive after God rather than fleeing from Him in your sin? 

Questions:

  • Why do you think running from God results in us being two-faced? 
  • When you are around your friends at school, in what ways do you struggle to be genuinely you? 
  • When you are in the Virtual world, in what ways do you struggle to be genuinely you?
  • When you are around your parents, in what ways do you struggle to be genuinely you? 
  • When you are at church, in what ways do you struggle to be genuinely yourself? 
  • When you are alone in the presence of God (in prayer, scripture, worship, your thoughts at night), in what ways do you struggle to be genuinely, vulnerably you?
  • In Jonah’s story, we learn that we can’t straddle the line of 2 (or more!) versions of ourselves. What are some results of living that way? 
    • Your sin will find you out 
    • losing friends at school or church
    • non-Christian friends notice you’re different and then press harder for you to ‘prove’ you are like them, leading to more compromise/sin 
    • people losing trust in you
    • a stagnant walk with God—never move to be “all in”
    • missed blessings or opportunities from God
    • Slavery to a sin, struggle, insecurity, or incorrect view of yourself

Challenge:

Stop living with multiple versions of yourself. Take off the mask and be the real you- in your faith, your struggles, your convictions- no matter who you are with or where you are at so that you can move forward in all that God has purposed for you.