- Cancel culture has ebbed and flowed, but it’s become more common for people to “get cancelled” in the past few years.
- Evidenced through Jonah, Peter, David and many others, God isn’t afraid to use broken people to accomplish his will.
- “Wokeness”, in many ways, can resemble works-based self-righteousness, repackaged. Always remember, the grace we receive is not because of what we do, but because of what Jesus did.
At the end of the book of Jonah, we leave Jonah unredeemed: Meaning: he still believes Nineveh deserves to die. Discuss some reasons the author of Jonah might end the book this way.
Jesus says “blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.” What do you think it means to “make peace?” Do you think Jesus is saying just to be at peace with everyone, or to go actively make peace happen?
We talk briefly about the difference between correction and cancellation. In your view, what does good correction look like? Do you remember a time that you were corrected? Did it hurt? Did it help?
Continuing on the theme of correction, read Hebrews 12:5-17. Notice how the author of Hebrews connects correction and repentance with peace and a “root of bitterness.” Spend some time, either individually or as a group, in submission and prayer to God. Ask for his good, fatherly correction, and examine the places in your life where you’ve placed your own self-righteousness over the grace Jesus offers at the cross.