11/1/15 – Making God’s Mission Your Own

Making God’s Mission Your Own

John Stange

Ezra 6:1-12

I. Searching for Truth (v. 1-5)

John 18:37-38a – 33 So Pilate entered his headquarters again and called Jesus and said to him, “Are you the King of the Jews?” 34 Jesus answered, “Do you say this of your own accord, or did others say it to you about me?” 35 Pilate answered, “Am I a Jew? Your own nation and the chief priests have delivered you over to me. What have you done?” 36 Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my servants would have been fighting, that I might not be delivered over to the Jews. But my kingdom is not from the world.” 37 Then Pilate said to him, “So you are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. For this purpose I was born and for this purpose I have come into the world—to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice.” 38 Pilate said to him, “What is truth?”

II. Investing in what you value (v. 6-8)

III. Desiring God’s favor (v. 9-12)

Proverbs 21:1 – The king’s heart is a stream of water in the hand of the Lordhe turns it wherever he will.