Sermon Outline – March 17, 2019
Text: Jonah 1:17 – 2:10
Title: What Are You Crying For?
Have you hit rock bottom in your life? What were the circumstances and the realities that led you to a place where you said, “Well, this is as bad as it gets”? Have you made such a mess of things that you are completely undone? Does God see you in such a place? Does He care? And how can He meet you there?
· The Cry for Mercy
The Shape of Mercy
The Response of Mercy
Some texts for follow-up study and meditation this week:
2 Corinthians 1:8-10
Have you ever felt like your life is on a downward spiral? What circumstances, events, or choices led you there?
What is the difference between crying out for God in your life — and just crying?
The Bible says we are never beyond God’s reach. Where is it hard for you to believe that in your life?
How has the mercy of God shown up in your life, even in surprising or unexpected forms?
Have you cried out to God “in His temple”? How do you need the presence — and the atoning mercy — of Go