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CoGro Discussion Qs (Jonah 2:1-10)

  1. Do you default more naturally to the idol of self-esteem or to the idol of self-sufficiency? Why might that be the case?

  2. Those who believe in the idol of self-esteem conceive of happiness as a state of emotions. What might be some of the problems that we can run into if we are working just to preserve an emotional state?

  3. Do you admire the "self-made man"? Why? What might happen if we apply these principles to our spiritual lives?

  4. If the idol of self-esteem is about cultivating and keeping a sense of self based on assertion ("I am good enough because I say so!"), how does Jesus provide an identity that avoids some of the pitfalls of the idol of self-esteem?

  5. If the idol of self-sufficiency is about "applying the technology of morality" (as Tim Keller put it) to fix ourselves, how does Jesus provide a solution better than self-mastery?

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