Fear Not, For I Am With You

November 24, 2019 Speaker: Steve Thiel Series: Ezra & Nehemiah

Topic: Ezra Passage: Ezra 5:1–6:22

FEAR NOT, FOR I AM WITH YOU
Christ Proclamation Church
Sunday, 11/24/2019
Ezra 5:1 - 6:22

Sermon Theme: The people of God work because God is working. They hear the word and are strengthened to finish the temple and celebrate the Passover. These events point forward to an even greater exodus in the Lord Jesus, when unbelievers are liberated from their sin and enabled to live for God’s glory.

I. REBUILDING THE TEMPLE
    A. Persecution Stops the Building (Ezra 4:1-5, 24)
    B. Proclamation Starts the Building (Ezra 5:1-2)
        1. The Prophet Haggai (Haggai 1:1-15)
        2. The Prophet Zechariah (Zechariah 1:1 - 6:15)
    C. Persecution Starts Again (Ezra 5:3 - 6:12)
        1. The Intimidation Strategy (Ezra 5:3-5)
        2. The Escalation Strategy (Ezra 5:6 - 6:12)

II. RESURRECTION OF THE TEMPLE
    A. Finished on the Third Day (Ezra 6:13-15)
    B. Dedicated by the People (Ezra 6:16-18)
    C. Slaughtered the Passover Lamb (Ezra 6:19-21)
    D. Celebrated with Great Joy (Ezra 6:19-22)

III. REJOICING IN THE TRUE TEMPLE
    A. Jesus is the One True Temple (John 2:13-22)
    B. Jesus is the Once-for-All Sacrifice (John 1:29)
    C. Jesus is the Finished Work (John 19:30)

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