Keeping Faith Under Fire
Pastor Ryan continues our focus on surviving exile from the books of Ezra/Nehemiah. This week in Ezra 4-6 we learn “Faithful exiles must stay true and trusting Christ.”
Share anyways you responded to God’s leading this past week.
What stood out to you most today?
Read Ezra 4:1-5
Why did they not let the locals help them build? What kind of pressure do you think they were under? How would you process this situation with God when the locals began to discourage the builders?
When have you felt pressure to syncretize or blend your faith? How did you respond?
How can we stay true to Christ and yet be full of grace? Give examples.
What level of fear do you think they felt when their names were sent do Darius? What would you have done?
How have you experienced God solving a problem in amazing ways?
How can you stay faithful under opposition? Share any experiences.
Take a moment and ask God how He wants you to experience more of Him this week? What action step do you need to take? Share your plan to do it.