The Teaching Ministry of Ezra

I find it interesting that the king sent Ezra to Jerusalem to teach the people the Law of God and the first means that he uses to teach is prayer.  Ezra taught them the Law of God as he prayed in chapter 9.  He prayed and spoke of the laws they had broken and he […]

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Ezra’s Broken Heart

In the last two blogs we looked at Ezra’s heart and his faith…today I want you to see his brokenness.  In chapter 8 we find the people fasting and praying for God’s protection as they travel to Jerusalem.  In chapter 9 we find Ezra hearing about the sins to the Levites.  “The people of Israel […]

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The Faith of Ezra

Yesterday we looked at the heart of Ezra, but today I want take you to his faith.  I find the faith of Ezra to be amazing. First, consider the times in which Ezra sought to know the Law of God.  He was in captivity in Babylon.  The Temple had been destroyed; the things within the […]

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The Heart of Ezra: Knowing, Doing, Teaching

On Saturday morning I spent time reading the last few chapters of Ezekiel and then I went over to Ezra and Nehemiah.  Every time I read Ezra I am compelled to read more about the man and after I read Nehemiah I am amazed at how much those two men accomplished during extremely trying circumstances.  […]

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Oct 6, We Must Make Disciples

When you study the book of Ezra you begin to see that he was a blessed man and as you study you begin to see why he was blessed.  This week we have been looking at Ezra 7:10 and we have noticed that Ezra set his heart to study God’s Word, he set his heart […]

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Oct 5, We Must DO What the Word Says!

For the last two days we’ve looked at Ezra 7:10 and saw that Ezra “set his heart to study the Law of the LORD,” but notice the second thing, “and to do it…”  Ezra didn’t just want to know what God’s Word said—he wanted to live out God’s word in his daily life.  We see […]

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Oct 4, How Do We Study the Word?

So we are looking at being the kind of person God will bless and we started looking at Ezra 7:10 where the Bible tells us, “For Ezra had set his heart to study the Law of the LORD…” How do we study it?  Well, we start by reading it, but we read it to hear […]

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Oct 3, Be The Type of Man God Will Bless!

Do you want to be blessed by God?  Of course you want to be blessed by God, but are you willing to be the kind of man or woman who is blessed by God?  That’s the real question!  I could take you to Psalm 1 or the Beatitudes and talk about blessing, but this week […]

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