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Corrie Ten Boom once wrote, “When a train goes through a tunnel and it gets dark, you don’t throw away the ticket and jump off. You sit still and trust the engineer.” How many times have couples jumped ship? Looking at the divorce rates in Canada and the US, the answer is a disappointing “far too often.”…

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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.

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