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Contributed on Jan 14, 2019
We see the hearts of Godly men - Ezra and now Nehemiah - mourning with the people for their sin and praying for the restoration of Jerusalem and the glory of God.
Let me paint the BIG PICTURE again: • First group of returnees came back with Zerubbabel in 538BC (50K). • After much opposition from the Samaritan locals in the land, they managed to rebuild the Temple. After a gap of 57 years, Ezra came back with 2nd group (5K). • Found out that the people had ...read more
Contributed on Jan 14, 2019
See the longing and faith of the devout awaiting for the fulfilment of the Messianic prophecies. The devout believes God, are led by God and sees Jesus.
How much can you trust God? How much do you really believe the Word of God? • Christmas didn’t come easy to believe. The Jewish people has had 400 years of silence between the OT and NT during which God did not speak. • The Roman Empire conquered Jerusalem in 63BC and ruled over the land. • It ...read more
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
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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