February 14, 2016 – Morning Worship
Monday – Ezekiel 1
What is the significance of God appearing to Ezekiel in exile in Babylon? Why might the vision of God’s glory (v. 28) be so important for the exiles? For you?
What is the significance of the Word of the Lord coming to Ezekiel and the exiles? How does his Word come to us today? What ought that mean for us?
Wednesday – Ezekiel 2; 3:16-27
Consider Ezekiel’s call from God. If you were Ezekiel would you feel that you were being called to a successful and prosperous ministry, or to a failing endeavor? How might this apply to how you view God’s calling on your life? The church’s calling?
Thursday – Ezekiel 11
This passage is a great snapshot of God’s message through Ezekiel — both warning of judgment for sin but also promise grace and forgiveness to those of faith? How do both of these messages apply to you, and how can they change your life today?
Friday – Ezekiel 37; Philippians 3:12-21
How does the promise of resurrection foreshadowed in Ezekiel’s vision and inaugurated by Jesus Christ empower our life as “aliens and exiles” in this world? How should it shape our thinking about our possessions, our relationships, our fears, our dreams, our careers?
Ezekiel sees a vision of God’s glory departing and pausing on the mountain to the east of Jerusalem (Mt. Olives) and then departing. Later he sees the glory return to a newly promised greater temple? How do we see all this fulfilled in Jesus Christ, and how ought it make us view him as our God and Savior?