Sunday, 01 May 2016

Who are You to God?

Haggai 2:20-23

Pastor Jeremy Helmuth

Who was Zerubbabel?

What do we know about the man who built the second temple?

Zerubbabel…

…was born in a foreign land.

…was a dad.

…was a governor.

Completing your LIFE MISSION

These two words motivate us to use the gifts God has given to us in order to accomplish the mission God has for us on this earth:

You are a servant.

You are a signet ring.


Discussion Questions

Getting Started

1. The story of Zerubbabel teaches us that God uses everyone for His purposes even if our names become obscure footnotes in history. Today, it seems that many people fear not becoming famous and so they try to do things to become infamous. Are you okay with being a footnote as long as you are faithfully serving God?

Digging Deeper

2. Read the parable of the talents (Matthew 25:14-30). It appears that people who do nothing with the gifts God has given to them will go to hell. Why do you think it is important to God that we develop our God-given skills? Are you using your gift right now, or have you buried it? What needs to happen in order for you to dig it up?

3. What do we know about gifts from God (James 1:17; 1 Peter 4:10; 1 Corinthians 12:1-7; Romans 12:6; Matthew 7:11; Luke 6:38)?

4. Read about the signet ring (Genesis 41:42; Numbers 31:50; Esther 3:10; 8:2,8,10; Isaiah 3:21; Jeremiah 22:24; Daniel 6:17). What was the significance of this ring and what does it mean for us personally?

Applying the Bible

5. Zerubbabel stopped being a servant of God for 16 years, but he was convicted to serve God again and complete his mission: the temple. If you are avoiding God’s main mission for your life, why? What is preventing you from serving God? Why don’t you remove that obstacle? How can you be a good and faithful servant?

6. God has chosen you to accomplish a purpose. What should you do this week to surrender to the Holy Spirit so that you can receive that power of the authority of Jesus Christ to live a life to honor God?