Ezra: Providence of God – 3 January 2010

Ezra: Providence of God

3 January 2010

Video: Whatever

Announcements: Sean Pease

 

Welcome and Opening Prayer: Emmanuel Georges

[congregation stands]

Reading (unison): Isaiah 45:13, 19-22 (NIV)

 

Congregational Song: Our God Reigns – I (58)

 [congregation seated]

Congregational Song: Great is Thy Faithfulness – II (707)

Sermon: Rev. Sean Pease – Ezra 1-3: Providence of God

 

Post-Exilic Returns to Jerusalem

1)    Date: 538 B.C. / Ezra 1-6

Jewish leaders: Zerubbabel, Jeshua/Joshua
Persian leader: Cyrus

2)    Date: 458 B.C / Ezra 7-10
Jewish leaders: Ezra
Persian leader: Artaxerxes

3)    Date: 445 B.C. / Nehemiah 1-13
Jewish leader: Nehemiah
Persian leader: Artaxerxes

 

Cyrus’s Cylinder

 

Ezra chapter 1

Ezra 1:1 – 538 B.C.

Jeremiah 25:12; 29:10, 11-14; Matthew 24:21-22; Isaiah 10:20; Ezra 1:4; Philippians 2:13

Ezra 2:2 = Nehemiah 7:7

Genesis 12:7

The month of Tishri, (Sept. – Oct.) 537 B.C.

Feast of Trumpets; Day of Atonement; Feast of Tabernacles

 

Ezra chapter 2

Family.  Real people.  Individuals

 

Ezra chapter 3

Ezra 3:11; Psalm 136:1; Ezra 3:12, 13; Joshua 23:14; Philippians 2:2; Isaiah 44:28; Jeremiah 21:7-10

 

PRAY

Invitation: Come Just As You Are (791)

 

Offering: (video) New Years Quotes

 

Closing Special: A Mighty Fortress is Our God (video of Steve Green)

 

Benediction: Jude 1:24-25 (Sean Pease)

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