Sermon Series
  • 1. The Road To Revival

    Contributed on Oct 3, 2007
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    The road from Babylon to Jerusalem reminds us of another road - the road to revival.

    1. THE INDIVIDUAL "Cyrus king of Persia". Throughout the history of the Church God has used individuals to bring about revivals e.g. Martin Luther in the Reformation, Florrie Evans in the Welsh revival, W P Nicholson in 1920s Ulster and Duncan Campbell in the highlands and islands of more

  • 2. Hall Of Fame

    Contributed on Nov 5, 2007
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    Just a long list of names? There’s more to Ezra 2 than meets the eye.

    INTRODUCTORY COMMENTS Ezra 2 gives us a list. Lists are a part of life. Waiting lists, electoral registers, petitions, books of condolence, visitors books, shopping lists, etc. Some lists aren’t very important, others are very important. The list in Ezra 2 is very important. There are hidden more

  • 3. Hall Of Fame # 2

    Contributed on Nov 19, 2007

    A look at 3 of the leaders mentioned - Zerubbabel, Nehemiah and Mordecai.

    INTRODUCTION Leaders are important in every area of life. Winston Churchill was one of the great leaders of the 20th Century. David Ben Gurion was another. Leaders are particularly important in the work of God. We are going to look at 3 leaders mentioned in Ezra 2:2 - 1. A GOVERNOR - more

  • 4. Hall Of Fame # 3

    Contributed on Nov 19, 2007

    A look at the ordinary people mentioned in Ezra’s list.

    INTRODUCTION On the 5th anniversary of 9/11 all 2749 names of the victims were read out. No-one would dare to say that this was a waste of time. Our attitude should be the same when we come to a much shorter list of names found in Ezra 2. This register is so important that the Holy Ghost inspired more

  • 5. Hall Of Fame # 4 - Hezekiah

    Contributed on Nov 29, 2007
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    An overview of the life of King Hezekiah.

    INTRODUCTION In the middle of Ezra’s ’hall of fame’ there is reference to one of Judah’s godly kings - Hezekiah. His descendants were among those who returned from exile in Babylon. How proud those 98 Jews must have been of their illustrious forefather. In this sermon we focus on the highlights of more

  • 6. Hall Of Fame # 6 - Ramah

    Contributed on Dec 31, 2007
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    A look at Ramah, one of the places mentioned in Ezra’s list and also in the Christmas story.

    INTRODUCTION There are many unfamiliar names mentioned in Ezra’s list of returning Jews. But there are a few familiar names. One of them is Ramah. At first glance it might not appear to be. But think of Matthew 2 which tells us of Jesus’ birth - "In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation, and more

  • 7. Hall Of Fame # 7 - The Priesthood Of All Believers

    Contributed on Jan 2, 2008
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    Every Christian is a spiritual priest. Message based on the account of the priests who returned from Babylon.

    INTRODUCTION Every Christian is a spiritual priest. Revelation 1:5,6 "Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, and hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father." Revelation 5:9,10 "thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every more

  • 8. Hall Of Fame # 8 - The Levites

    Contributed on Jan 14, 2008
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    Levites are mentioned throughout scripture. This sermon suggests some adjectives that could be used to describe them.

    INTRODUCTION Famous Levites in scripture - Aaron (Exodus 4:14) & Barnabas (Acts 4:36). They were descendants of the tribe of Levi and were assistants to the priests. Four words spring to mind in connection with Levites: 1. PRACTICAL Their work was practical rather than spiritual. OT Levites more

  • 9. Hall Of Fame # 9 - The Singers

    Contributed on Jan 28, 2008

    This message focuses on singing and is based upon Ezra’s reference to the 128 singers who returned from exile.

    Certain words spring to mind when we examine what the Bible has to say about singing: 1. SCRIPTURAL 1 Chronicles 15:16 "And David spake to the chief of the Levites to appoint their brethren to be the singers with instruments of musick, psalteries and harps and cymbals, sounding, by lifting up more

  • 10. Hall Of Fame # 10 - The Porters

    Contributed on Feb 14, 2008

    Porters are mentioned in both Testaments. Let’s take a closer look.

    TEXT "The children of the porters" - Ezra 2:42 INTRODUCTION When we talk of porters today, we think of those who work in hospitals. Such people are responsible for moving patients, for taking meals to patients and other important tasks. In Bible times, however, a porter had a much simpler more

  • 11. Hall Of Fame # 11 - The Nethinims

    Contributed on Feb 14, 2008
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    "Nethinims" is a strange word. It is not a word we are familiar with today. But it is part of God’s inspired word so it deserves our attention.

    INTRODUCTION Who were the Nethinims? They were servants of the Levites. Their work was humble but important. There are some great truths to be learned from the Nethinims. They were: 1. LIBERATED Ezra 7:24 "Also we certify you, that touching any of the priests and Levites, singers, porters, more

  • 12. Christ Our Altar

    Contributed on Feb 20, 2008
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    Sermon about the brazen altar. According to Hebrews 13:10 Christ is our altar.

    TEXT "Then stood up Jeshua the son of Jozadak, and his brethren the priests, and Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and his brethren, and builded the altar of the God of Israel, to offer burnt offerings thereon, as it is written in the law of Moses the man of God". INTRODUCTION There is much more

  • 13. Building And Battling

    Contributed on Apr 4, 2008
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    Building Christ’s church on earth is not easy work. There will be Satanic opposition.

    1. A SUBTLE APPROACH "Now when the adversaries of Judah and Benjamin heard that the children of the captivity builded the temple unto the LORD God of Israel; Then they came to Zerubbabel, and to the chief of the fathers, and said unto them, Let us build with you: for we seek your God, as ye more

  • 14. Mission Accomplished

    Contributed on Apr 5, 2008
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    Despite much opposition the temple was rebuilt. This sermon looks at the reasons for the ultimate success of the Jews building project.

    Text - "This house was finished on the third day of the month Adar". Why was the temple project successful? 1. GOD’S SOVEREIGNTY God said the temple would be built and it was. God’s sovereignty was particularly evident in lives of two kings - Cyrus and Darius. a) Cyrus the foreordained king more

  • 15. Tearing Your Hair Out

    Contributed on Apr 5, 2008
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    Ezra’s response to the backsliding of the people.

    1. EZRA’S TEAR "When I heard this thing, I rent my garment and my mantle". 2. EZRA’S HAIR "When I heard this thing, I...plucked off the hair of my head and of my beard". 3. EZRA’S PRAYER "I fell upon my knees, and spread out my hands unto the LORD my God". Revive Thy work, O Lord, Thy more