Sermon Response July 8, 2018

The Text:Ezra 6

Discuss:

  1. Why do you think the memo they found in Ecbatana is different from the one quoted in Ezra 1?

  2. Why do you think Zerubbabel is not mentioned as the governor in vs 7 or for the rest of Ezra?

  3. Why is it so unlikely that Darius wrote vs 9 without some help? Explain.

  4. Why was it important for the Levites and the priests to purify themselves before they served at the Passover festival vs 20?

Respond:

  1. How has the Lord filled you with joy (vs 22)? Tell the story.

  2. Have you ever been part of a team that served the Lord and when the task was done all you were left with was unspeakable joy (16)? Tell the story.

  3. When you read Nehemiah 8:10 “Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” How does your heart respond to those words? Explain.

Prayer

God, may you be our joy and our strength. May we run to you!!!!! Psalm 9:2 I will be glad and rejoice in you.