This Sunday, September 3: Return from Exile Part 1
This summer we are taking an extended look at the journey of God’s people as recorded in some of the key books of the Old Testament. We believe that the whole story of God and his people ultimately points to and finds its fulfilment in the person of Jesus Christ. The better we know this story the better we’ll know Jesus’ story and the better we’ll understand our own story as followers of Jesus. We continue our journey this week with the books of Ezra and Nehemiah.
“Many Israelites return to Jerusalem after the exile, and face some success alongside many spiritual and moral failures. Originally written together as a single book in the Jewish Scriptures, Ezra and Nehemiah document the fulfillment of God’s promise that Israel will return home after 70 years of exile in Babylon and restore their ruined dwellings again.” (The Bible Project. 2017.https://thebibleproject.com/explore/ezra-nehemiah/)