The Good Hands of a Great God

December 1, 2019 Speaker: Steve Thiel Series: Ezra & Nehemiah

Topic: Ezra Passage: Ezra 7:1–8:36

THE GOOD HANDS OF A GREAT GOD
Christ Proclamation Church
Sunday, 12/1/2019
Ezra 7:1-8:36

Sermon Theme: God demonstrates His sovereign care for His people by providing instruction through Ezra, who is sent back to teach God's people. This sovereign care culminates in God sending His Son, who willingly lays down His life for His people and promises to protect them for all eternity.

I. GOD'S PROVISION OF INSTRUCTION
    A. God's Good Hand Is on Ezra (Ezra 7:1-10)
        1. The Lineage of Ezra (Ezra 7:1-5)
        2. The Return of Ezra (Ezra 7:6-9)
        3. The Intention of Ezra (Ezra 7:10)
    B. God's Good Hand Is on Artaxerxes (Ezra 7:11-28)
        1. The Third Exodus (Ezra 7:11-14)
        2. The Plunder of Babylon (Ezra 7:15-24)
        3. The Appointment of Judges (Ezra 7:25-26)
        4. The Response of Ezra (Ezra 7:27-28)

II. GOD'S PROVISION OF PROTECTION
    A. God's Good Hand to Provide People (Ezra 8:1-14)
    B. God's Good Hand to Provide Pastors (Ezra 8:15-20)
    C. God's Good Hand to Provide Safety (Ezra 8:21-36)
        1. The Prayer for Protection (Ezra 8:21-23)
        2. The Provision of Safety (Ezra 8:24-34)
        3. The Celebration on Arrival (Ezra 8:35-36)

III. GOD'S PROVISION OF SALVATION
    A. God's Good Hand to Save (John 3:16-18; 10:22-30)
    B. God's Good Hand to Protect (Romans 10:28-39)

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