In this series we look at a couple of books from the Old Testament called Ezra and Nehemiah. At first glance they seem obscure and very very distance from life today. A quick skim through the books and you’ll see that God is focussing on a small group of people and giving them the task to renovate a small dilapidated and demolished site of the temple in Jerusalem. During this series we will see that these ‘distant’ books are God’s word to us today, and given by God to us in order to make a difference in our lives today. We’ll see that God shows the world, initially through Israel and a patch of land in Palestine and its demolition site, that he is a renovating God and has a plan to renovate the lives of many across the entire world. We’ll find that even today God is doing this work and gives us an invitation to be part of his people, and gets us to don on the hard hat to be one of his builders on God’s Block.
Talk 1 – Ezra 1-2
We live in a world of chaos and confusion.