Sunday, July 15, 2007

(Re)Build: Despite the Opposition - Ezra 4-6

There is something sad about an unfinished building. So much promise and hard work that will never reach its full potential. Does God feel the same way looking at our lives? What gets in the way of our efforts to build a relationship with God? What can we do to overcome these obstacles? And why are they there in the first place?

  • Opposition
    • Comes looking for us - Ezra 4:1-4
    • Can hinder us, but not stop us - Ezra 4:5, 24
  • Building Despite Opposition
    • God's Word and God's People - Ezra 5:1-2
    • Always Do the Right Thing - Ezra 5:8-10
  • Opposition Becomes Opportunity - Ezra 6:8-10
    • James 1:2 - Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds...