PreacHer

S5E8: "It's Not Fair" with Dr. Jen Hale Christy

May 08, 2021
PreacHer
S5E8: "It's Not Fair" with Dr. Jen Hale Christy
Show Notes

Saturday, May 8, 2021
PreacHer Podcast
PreacHer: Dr. Jen Hale Christy

Summary: God tells Jonah to go. And the funny thing is, when you think about modern-day missionaries, they have a really hard time getting funding to go to places that may not be receptive. But with Jonah--he knows that they’ll turn from their ways, that they’ll repent and want to come back to YHWH. There’s no question in his mind that they’ll accept his message. He just doesn’t want to deliver it. It’s not fair. Why should they be forgiven and allowed back in?

Resources + Social Media Handles:

  • All of Jen Hale Christy’s Links
  • Questions for Consideration & Conversation:
    • Share about a time in your life when you felt passionate that justice needed to be served in the form of punishment and it was carried out. 
      • What happened? 
      • How did you feel about the outcome? 
      • Can you speak to the response of the accused--how they responded to the outcome?
    • Share about a time in your life when you felt passionate that justice needed to be served in the form of punishment and it was not carried out. 
      • What happened? 
      • How did you feel about the outcome? 
      • Can you speak to the response of the accused--how they responded to the outcome?
    • Share about a time in your life when you deserved a punishment (retributive justice) but instead received grace (reconciliatory justice).
      • What happened?
      • How did you feel about the outcome?
      • How did it affect you as a person?
      • What effect, if any, did it have on your faith?
      • What effect did it have on your relationship(s) in an immediate or long-term sense? (could be relationships with people involved or not)
    • Are there circumstances where retributive justice is justified or is the best course of action? Please explain.
    • Share about a current real-life situation or something that you could realistically face in the near future where you will have a choice to make regarding how “justice will be served.”
      • In light of this conversation, how do you think you will proceed?

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