Stirred by God, Part 2

Ezra 1:1-5

The writer is reminding us of:

  1. God’s S___________________
  2. God’s F___________________

Two realities Cyrus that “stirred up” Cyrus:

  1. Everything I have was _____________ to me by God.
  2. He gave it to me to use for His __________________ ___________________.

Christians are the new ________________ ; we are meant to be a unique, holy, peculiar __________________ set apart by our relationship with Jesus Christ and living lives of radical ____________________ in stark contrast to the world around us… SO THAT they can come to know God by ________________________ with us in the communities that we inhabit!

Ezra 1:1-13

7 signs of a “stirred” people: People who have been “stirred” by God…

  1. G_______________ as one. Hebrews 10:24-25; Philippians 2:1-4
  2. Make ________________ a priority. 1 Peter 2:9; Philippians 3:7-8
  • When we gather together in worship our first priority isn’t soteriology, it’s ______________________!
  • There is no such thing as worship without ____________________.
  1. Take God at His _____________. 2 Samuel 6:7; Revelation 22:18-19
  2. Get ______________________. 2 Corinthians 9:7; Acts 4:32
  • Generosity is not a money thing; it’s a _______________ thing.
  • Generosity reveals that you understand _______________.
  1. Know How to ______________ (and Why). 2 Corinthians 7:10
  2. Have far-reaching ________________. Acts 2:42-47
  3. Will face _________________________.
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