Contributing sermons since Jun 18, 2001
Contributed on Dec 2, 2018
See Ezra's prayer of confession. We acknowledge God's righteousness, submit to His judgement and agree with God concerning His view of sin. We trust in God's forgiving grace.
Ezra 8 – Return to Jerusalem (from Babylon). Ezra returned with 4000 to 5000 people. Initially there weren’t any Levites among them and Ezra made an extra effort to gather them • He knew that he would need the Levites if he is going to teach the Law of God to the people. Ezra managed to get 258 ...read more
Contributed on Nov 18, 2018
We see the unfolding of God's will and the outworking of God's works in fulfilling His will. God raised Ezra, the man of God's Law, to bring about the next phrase of restoration - spiritual reformation and renewal.
Finally, we have Ezra appearing in the book that bears his name. Chapter 7. • We ended chapter 6 with the completion and the dedication of the Temple of God, led by Zerubbabel and Jeshua, under the reign of Darius. • This was made possible because of the move of God (1) through the preaching ...read more
Contributed on Oct 27, 2018
God moves the remnant through Haggai and Zechariah to restart the rebuilding of the Temple of God. He assures and encourages them.
The rebuilding of the Temple of God came to a halt, because of the harassment from the Samaritans and the pressure from the Persian officials. • And it stopped for 16 years, until the 2nd year of King Darius’ reign. With the Temple unbuilt, God was left out of their mind and their lives. • The ...read more
Contributed on Oct 21, 2018
When we do God's work, we can expect opposition. We don't have to be discouraged. God will finish what He has started.
We started Ezra 1 with the move of God and the edict of King Cyrus, and the start of a long and difficult journey for the exiles returning back to Jerusalem. • In Ezra 2 we have the list of the returning exiles, by families and towns, and the various roles they play. • In Ezra 3 we saw the altar ...read more
Contributed on Sep 30, 2018
God planned for the return of His people. We see the providence, promise and provision of God in this move back to Jerusalem.
The book of Ezra begins with the end of the exile. • The Kingdom of Babylon has fallen to the Persians, and with the dawn of the Persians empire the subjects were asked to return to their respective homelands. • The first wave of returnees took place in 538BC and that’s where the book ...read more
Newest Sermon Series
Newest Sermon Illustrations
Contributed on Feb 4, 2013
THE ONLY SUNLIGHT THEY SEE Two orphaned brothers stay in a slum district of New York City. One of them is crippled and hardly leaves the room. The older brother has to take care of him and buys him food. His younger brother lamented one day that he has not seen the sunlight for a long ...read more
Contributed on Jan 14, 2013
WE STUDY THE BIBLE TO LISTEN TO HIS VOICE "We study the Bible to listen to His voice that comes from outside our experience, not to listen to our own voice that is crying from within. "His Word is not one of many. It is the only Word that has been there from all eternity because it comes ...read more
Contributed on Jan 3, 2013
WHICH BASIN? Remember there were TWO basins of water mentioned in the Bible. One, Herod used it to wash his hands -- "this has nothing to do with me". The other one, Jesus used it to wash His disciples' feet. It has nothing to do with Him too. It's the job of slaves but He did it. And He ...read more
Contributed on Dec 25, 2012
John Maxwell, a famous author and writer of many books on leadership, shared that once he was visiting his parents and needed to make a conference call. He needed a quiet place and his father let him use his office. As he sat at his desk, he noticed a card next to the phone with these words ...read more
Contributed on Nov 26, 2012
HENRY FORD: THE BANG ON THE TABLE In 1896, Henry Ford attended a company event where Thomas Edison (the great inventor) was the guest of honour. His friend introduced him to Edison as "the man trying to make a car that runs on gasoline." Edison asked young Henry Ford a host of questions and ...read more