Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Sermon Ideas and other Thoughts

I am close to finishing the first read through of Ezekiel. I have the last 8 chapters (the measurement and uses of the temple). I thought I might share a few some sermon seed ideas and other study thoughts as I go back to the beginning of this prophetic book and study it more in-depth.

Sermon Seeds:
Chapter 2 - The Prophet's Call - I think we can all relate to being called by God. Everyone who has accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior has had at least one call from God. There is the call to ministry.

Chapter 3 - Ezekiel's Commission - There are the verses of feeding yourself with God's word. There is the challenge of being the watchman of Israel.

Chapter 18 - God dealing justly with individuals - God states that all souls are His. Also, He states "Repent and live."

Chapter 33 - The Duty of the Watchman

Chapter 34 - Prophecy against the Shepherds of Israel and the restoration of Israel

Study Thoughts:

What is the meaning to all the prophecies?
Which ones are fulfilled and which ones are yet to be?
Why is the temple needed in the last days (with sacrifices)? Is this literal or figurative?
Can much of this book be applied to our lives today or is it simply historical and prophetic and we can learn nothing?

I am really looking forward to this study.

1 comment:

Rolland said...

Really interesting thoughts. It makes me want to move over to Ezekiel. I am going trough the Minor Prophets (a process that is ongoing for a couple of years). I just enjoy the prophets. I think they have so much to say to the church today. I know your study will produce great stuff.