Back in the day my dad used to say, “If you’re waiting until you can afford to get married, you’ll be waiting for years.” Looking back at it now, I see what he meant. Michael and I could barely afford groceries, never mind all of the extras that came with running a home. And then…
Join Our Current Bible Study – Ezra: Rebuilding the Temple, Restoring the Heart
While Ezra chronicles the rebuilding of the temple in Jerusalem, we also see a parallel to the purification of one’s heart. In fact, the purpose of the 70-year captivity was to do this very thing. It was a process of refining and trying their faith so that God’s people would turn away from their sin and return to the Lord.
As we go through this six-week study we’ll discover the many ways that Ezra typifies the Holy Spirit. I’ll point out some of those characteristics and their parallel to the Spirit at work in our life. We’ll see how he grieves, how he leads, how he teaches, and how he makes intersession for the people in prayer.