Sermon Response June 10, 2018

The Text:
Ezra 2 (Do not read the entire text)

Discuss:

1. 2. 3.

Why were some people listed by name and others only by geography?

What was the role of the musicians and gatekeepers?

Why do you think only “some” of the family heads gave free-will offerings?

Respond:

1. Have you ever been part of a large movement of God (more than 40,000 people)? explain.

  1. Have you ever struggled to give back to God that which he has freely given to you? Explain.

  2. If you looked at your bank account would it show contributions to the work of God? Why or why not?

  3. Money is only one of many barometers that show the condition of our heart. What are other things in your life that help you judge your affection for God?

Prayer

God, may we love you with all of our heart, soul, mind and strength. May our affection for you grow each and every day and may we live open handed with the resources you have entrusted to us.