In Ezra 3 the people of Israel challenge us to be people who are found faithful, pressing forward, while not despising the day of small things as we celebrate the goodness of God and his steadfast love which endures forever.
In Ezra 4 the people of Israel face a persistent onslaught of opposition. The prolonged efforts of their enemy culminated in the abandonment of the task to which they were called. How will you respond to opposition? Will you allow it to prevent you from fulfilling God's call on your life?
In Ezra 4 the people of Israel are called back to the task of rebuilding the temple by the prophets of God proclaiming the Word of God. As He always does, God equips them with everything they need to accomplish the task to which He has called them. Do you trust Him to do the same for you? Will you persist in the face of difficulty, sacrifice, and discouragement?
Join us as we examine Ezra 7 and God's providential work in preparing us for the task to which he has called us. Questions to consider: How is God preparing you in this season? Do you hunger and thirst for God's Word? Are you presently walking in obedience to the Lord's direction?
Join us as we examine Ezra 8. In this section of the book of Ezra, we are reminded that God’s hand is on those who seek the Lord. We will consider the role of faith and fasting as well as what it means for us to seek the Lord.