'Ezra' Tagged Posts

'Ezra' Tagged Posts

BACK TO THE BIBLE!

The preacher today will do something he does every Sunday.  He will walk up the pulpit steps, open the Bible, read from it and preach on it as the very word of God. But you must not assume that this is the case in every church or even in the majority of churches across our land.  Let us not be naïve about this. A massive number of mainline denominations deny everything…

A CHANGE OF WARDROBE

In the 3rd chapter of Zechariah, God shows us a vision of the high priest in those days, a man named Joshua (a different man than the one who fought the battle of Jericho). Joshua is a real person.  He is the High Priest of Israel.  He is a priest with an unfinished temple.  When the refugees of Judah returned to the land their fathers and grandfathers called home, the…

“TO GOD WHAT IS GOD’S!”

The book of Ezra tells us how God’s Old Testament people came home from their 70-year captivity in Babylon.  They return home to rebuild the temple at Jerusalem. Foundations are laid.  Hymns are sung.  There are shouts of joy mingled with tears over why all this was necessary in the first place. But now some years went by.  People got busy with other things.  Plowing…

THE LONG REFORMATION

One writer entitled his book The Long Reformation.  His point was that the reformation is oft repeated throughout history when people have forgotten the truth of God.  It is repeated when God’s people return to the Scriptures to find again their Savior and God’s truth. Israel wandered for 40 years in the wilderness. They forgot God.  So on the border of the Promised Land,…