Resist the Drift
We are always in danger of drifting along with culture and finding ourselves far from God. This week Pastor Ryan teaches from Ezra 7-8; “Resist the Drift: Devoted to the Word, Living by Faith.”
Share anyways you were able to stay true to your faith amid pressures around you this past week?
What stood out to you most today?
Read Ezra 7:6
What do we learn about Ezra? Why do you think he was so dedicated to the Word? What does that look like for us today?
Read Ezra 7:10
What was Ezra’s plan? Why was it necessary?
How can we grow deep in Christ and His Word in our context? How does the Word address our current society?
Why did Artaxerxes care about the worship in Jerusalem? How do you think God communicated that to him?
If God would move a person of authority in your life, who would you have Him move and what would you have Him do? Why?
Read Ezra 8:21-23
Why did Ezra have the people fast? How was this putting his faith into vivid action? What role does fasting play in your life? How could you incorporate it more?
Take a moment and ask God how He wants you to resist the drift this week? Is there a greater focus on His Word? How can you live by faith this week? Share your plan for action.