Search
  • Pastor Joseph

CoGro Discussion Qs (Jonah 1:11-17)

  1. What is justice? Is it more than fairness? Can you point to some biblical verses that reveal what justice is?

  2. Where does our desire for justice come from? How does selfishness and self-centeredness diminish our desire for justice? How do we restore it?

  3. The idea of people getting what they deserve (both positively, as in wages; and negatively, as in punishment) is central to the biblical understanding of justice. What do people deserve as being made in the image of God? What about as being sinners?

  4. Death seems a harsh sentence for sin. Why is that? Why does some sin seem like no big deal? What do we miss about the roots of sin when we think this way (see Luke 6:45; James 1:14-15; Romans 6:23)?

  5. How does the cross of Christ satisfy justice? How does it provide mercy?

  6. How does the mercy shown us in the cross of Christ change the way we treat other people who "deserve it"? How might we hold justice and mercy in tension?

19 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

CoGro Discussion Qs -- The Risk of Faith 2

Have you ever had someone come through for you in a pinch, someone who lived up to the trust you put in them when it really counted? What about someone who let you down (no need to share identifying d

CoGro Discussion Qs (The Risk of Faith 1)

Has believing the gospel ever feel like a risk to you? If so, why? Have you ever had to defend the faith to someone? What was that like? How did it go? Sometimes, knowing that we're right can make us

CoGro Discussion Qs - Jesus Wept

Why do we feel like we need to hide our emotions? Can you remember an instance where you felt like you had to hide how you were feeling but found out later that you didn't? Jesus wept, which means tha