The Gospel

Sunday, October 2, 2022
Discussion Questions:

Due to the cookout and celebration of 61 years of ministry at Hillside, we did not have our normal Sunday night discussion.  However, I wanted to go ahead and post the questions here.  The end of Ezra and Nehemiah is somewhat anti-climactic and, to some, maybe confusing or disappointing.

I find it an honest look at humanity.  We are fickle.  We are wishy-washy.  We talk big but often don't back it up.  That's exactly what happened to Israel.  They talked big.  I even thing they had good intentions.  They just didn't follow through.

So here are the questions for this week.  I would love to hear your thoughts.  I shared mine yesterday.  Will you share some of yours today?  I promise I won't pull a Nehemiah 13:25 (if you know, you know.  Otherwise, you may need to look it up).
  1. What is one thing that stood out to you from this week’s message?
  2. What are your thoughts on the end of Nehemiah? Does it surprise you? Disappoint you?
  3. Do you think Jesus’s followers were disappointed with how Jesus’s ministry seemed to end?
  4. How does the new exodus of Jesus bring us into the promised land of eternal life? Look again at Luke 11:22; Ephesians 1:8; and John 1:29 again.
  5. How does the gospel comfort you when your best efforts fall short?
  6. How can we pray for you?

Have a great week!

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