How do we reconcile the God of love and mercy Jesus showed us and the violence God seems to condone and even command in the Jewish Scriptures?
00:48 We welcome you
01:48 It’s kind of a crazy book…
04:25 Zoom in to zoom out
08:20 God v. People… or cultures?
15:15 Asking WHY (for a friend)
17:30 We get to choose
20:00 Mind blowing thought…
23:30 God wants to end evil
26:10 Run from or to?
28:15 Try this…
29:58 Closing stuff & Announcements
33:25 Bloopers and Qs
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▶ Suggested Bible Readings:
The book of Jonah
▶ Recommended Resources:
Is God a Moral Monster? Making Sense of the Old Testament God by Paul Copan
▶ Music we listened to making this episode
Angels & Airwaves: The Adventure- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMl8cQjBfqk
Jon Foreman: Baptize my Mind- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Lqn6wtToIE
Portugal. The Man: Feel It Still- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDIMlYaT5Hg
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- Where have you seen God’s love this week?
- What stood out, bothered, confused, was clarified, or left you feeling unsatisfied in this episode?
- What is easier for you to focus on: God’s judgment or God’s mercy? Why do you think that is?
- Read Jonah 3:6-4:3 and 2 Peter 3:9-10. What do you see about God’s character in these passages?
- How can your group pray for you this week?