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Rebuilding the Temple

Posted by: Apostle Jacob Ballard III on Fri, Feb 10, 2012

The Spirit of Rebuilding

Rebuilding the Temple

Ezra 3:7-13

Topics: Abilities, Accomplishments, Administration, Celebration, Differences, Emotions, Feelings, Foundation, Help, Involvement, Money, Needs, Partnerships, Praise, Restoration

Open It

  1. *How do you feel when a friend or coworker compliments you?
  2. What do you think prevents people from complimenting one another more often?

STUDY It

  1. Who was given money to begin restoring the temple? (3:7)
  2. What was given to the people of Sidon and Tyre? (3:7)
  3. What did the people of Sidon and Tyre provide for the Jews? (3:7)
  4. Who authorized the transactions between the Israelites and their neighbors? (3:7)
  5. When did the work on the temple begin? (3:8)
  6. Who is listed in the passage as working on rebuilding the temple? (3:8)
  7. Who was appointed to supervise the building project? (3:8-9)

 

  1. *What happened when the foundation of the temple was laid? (3:10)
  2. *What did the priests and the Levites use to praise the Lord? (3:10)
  3. How did Israel praise the Lord? (3:10-11)
  4. *What motivated the uprising of praise from the Israelites? (3:10-11)
  5. How did the older leaders react to the laying of the temple’s foundation? (3:12-13)

RECEIVE It

  1. Why do you think there was such a mixture of emotion when the new foundation for the temple was laid?
  2. Why is it significant that so many people were involved in rebuilding the temple?
  3. When have you seen Christians work together to accomplish something important?
  4. What important project would you like to accomplish with the help of other believers?
  5. How would you describe in modern terms the celebration in this passage?
  6. *How do you think believers today differ in their praise to God as compared to the Israelites?
  7. What usually motivates you to praise the Lord spontaneously?
  8. *Besides words, what can we use to praise the Lord?
  9. Why is God deserving of our praise?

 

live It

  1. *What specific offering of praise could you give to the Lord today?
  2. With what other believer could you praise the Lord?
  3. Who is another believer with whom you could join efforts in serving the Lord this next week?
  4.  What can you contribute to an important project of your church?
   Discussion: Rebuilding the Temple
Sis Vaughn · 10 years, 10 months ago
Bless you all! I'd just like to say I am exceedingly glad that God 'rebuilt' my spirit. I was broken down in depression and hurt, but He fulfilled His promise within me and now I know what JOY is. Telling others (nurses, aunts, uncles, cousins, etc. the wonderful works of the Lord is an honor!

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