NextLevel Online: Going Home: A Study on the Book of Ezra

Session 5: Going Home With Godly Leaders

Session five covers the characteristics of Godly leaders found in Ezra.



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Characteristics of Godly Leaders found in Ezra:

  • Study, Practice, and Teach God’s Word (7:1, 6-10, 25)

  • Live Under God’s Providence (7:28; 8:18, 22, 31)

  • Handle Money Well (7:14-20)

  • Demonstrate Spiritual Disciplines (8:21-23)

  • Act Courageously (8:15-18)

  • Live a Life of Doxology (7:27-28)

Discussion Questions:

  • Ezra was a scribe. In light of Matthew 13:52, what does being a scribe in the kingdom of heaven mean to you?

  • Sometimes there is a fine line between God’s intervention miraculously and his daily providence. Can you share an example of an ordinary time when God took care of you?

  • Fasting and prayer are mentioned in these two chapters as two of Ezra’s spiritual disciplines. In your opinion, how does fasting make your prayers more earnest?

  • How do we cultivate a habit of doxology every day?

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The vision of Ozark Christian College is to glorify God by evangelizing the lost and edifying Christians worldwide. The mission of Ozark Christian College is to train men and women for Christian service as a degree-granting institution of biblical higher education.