Oct 15, 2022
We live in perilous times. Is God in control? We see chaos in cities around the world. Does God care? Can he do something about it? The answer for each question is yes. God is indeed in control, and he cares deeply about nations and individual people who live in them. And yes. God can and will do something about the evil which exists in the world.
God’s people were warned to turn from their wicked ways, but they did not. Thus, the Jews spent 70 years in Babylonian exile. It was also foretold that King Cyrus of Persia would decree to send the exiles back to Jerusalem. The order launched a series of three returns. The first was led by Zerubbabel who organized the people to rebuild the Temple. The second return was headed by Ezra who ministered to the people. The third was led by Nehemiah who stirred the people to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem. It is an incredible story which deserves to be told.
The overarching theme of Ezra-Nehemiah is Restoration. God’s people were restored to their city. Once there they rebuilt a place of worship and a worshipping people. It is God’s story. In it we see that God is serious about sin and yet has the power to forgive sin and restore people to a place promised.
In this episode, Dr. Michael Wright provides an overview of Ezra and Nehemiah which will reveal great personal and corporate truths about how God works to restore people today. The episode highlights God’s sovereignty over a nation and his personal one-on-one care for each person involved in his story.
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