Sermon Response August 05, 2018

The Text:Ezra 10:1-17


  1. Why was Ezra mourning? In your opinion was his response justified?

  2. What do you think of the plan Shekaniah came up with? Explain your answer.

  3. Why do you think the rain was such an issue for the people?

  4. Where you shocked to find out there were only 111 men guilty of the sin in all of Israel? Why or why not.


  1. Why do you think confession is so powerful, yet so rarely done in the church?

  2. Have you ever experienced the liberating freedom of confession? Tell the story.

Proverbs 28:13 Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper, but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy.

3. MOMENT OF TRUTH: Is there anything in your life that you would like to confess to the group?


God, may we find your sweet mercy though continual and genuine confession.

Chelsea Byrd