Sermons from February 2021

Ezra 7:10–8:36: The Challenges of Following the Lord

Although following God’s clear commands is always right, that does not mean it is always easy. Ezra was seeking to follow God’s plan and return to the land of Israel but he faced many challenges along the way. With each of these challenges, he teaches us valuable lessons about following God’s commands today.

Ezra 6:13-7:28: To Know and Love God

How does a person come to know and love God? We are told that Christians should be those who know God and love Him because of what He has done for us, but how do we do it? This passage in Ezra’s book gives us the answer to that question. Along the way, we will see how God provided for His people in unique ways and what it tells us about His work today.

Ezra 4:7-6:12: Continued Opposition and Final Clarity

What should you do when false accusations are levelled against you or when you face significant opposition simply because you are doing what is right? The Jewish people experienced such circumstances time and time again. From this passage in Ezra’s book, we find how they faced this opposition and how God ultimately helped them overcome this opposition.

Ezra 3-4:6: Rebuilding and Opposition

What should Christians do when they experience opposition? How should a Christian respond when attacked by those who were supposed “friends”? These questions and many more area answered in the small but powerful book of Ezra. As the Jewish people sought to obey God’s commands, they ran into significant opposition and discouragement. Yet, the passage also tells us how they responded and trusted God in the midst of those difficulties.