Ezra 1-2

Allen WebsterAudio

We must be careful about how we worship God. He is only pleased with our worship if it is done according to His instructions. It’s better to be safe than sorry in the matter of worship. We need to do what is definitely right and cannot be wrong. We also need to give back to the Lord cheerfully as we … Read More

Ezra 10:1-3

Allen WebsterAudio

People have violated God’s plan for marriage since the very early days of the earth. The only way to deal with an unscriptural marriage is to end it. This is one of the most difficult topics to teach. But we must teach the whole word of God and we have to stand for the truth even when it is not … Read More

Ezra 10:3-8

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Repentance must be driven by godly sorrow. We need to be sorrowful about our sins themselves not just the consequences. Also everyone is permitted to be married once. However one may not remarry unless his or her spouse dies or commits adultery. And our Christianity must always come first in our lives but having a spouse who does not believe … Read More

Ezra 4:4-24

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God’s enemies will sometimes recruit others to assist them in disrupting His kingdom’s work. They will try legal means when possible to stop God’s people. They may use lies and false accusations to undermine our work. And they may win temporary victories but they cannot prevail in the end.

Ezra 3:10

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God always deserves to be worshiped and glorified by us. He receives worship and glorification in His church so the church is very important to Him. And He expects us to make certain sacrifices once in our lifetime others weekly and some daily.

Ezra 10:9-44

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God’s children have to do what’s right even when it’s not easy. We must support our leaders. We must push for action while emotions are strong. We can’t stop our efforts at the planning stage. And we must not prejudge who will be responsive to the Gospel.

Ezra 3:11-4:3

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We will have countless opportunities to work for the Lord in this life but our work will not go unopposed. We must never compromise in our service to God and we must meet any attempt to do so with clear and direct opposition. We need to be willing to rebuke our brothers and sisters if the situation calls for it.

Ezra 5

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We have to make the best of the opportunities that come to us. Preaching is God’s method of motivating people as it has always been. Truth is powerful but it must be preached in love or it can do more harm than good. And no one can triumph over us if God is on our side.

Ezra 7:6-28

Allen WebsterAudio

The condition of our hearts will determine how we are affected by the Gospel. We may harden our hearts and reject it or we can soften our hearts so that it will dwell with us and bring forth fruit in our lives. The word of God will be found by those who seek it. The Scriptures can teach us how … Read More

Ezra 9:1-3

Allen WebsterAudio

We will have to face temptation every day of our lives but we must never give into it. We need to be aware that our sins affect others. And we need to be concerned about the sins of others.