EZRA 4-6

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Ezra 4

FROM TRAGEDY TO TRIUMPH # 1

 

The people of Israel had returned to their home land after seventy years of captivity and set out to rebuild the temple in Jerusalem.

 

THE WORKERS REFUSED OUTSIDE HELP Vss. 1-3

The Jews set about to build a temple to their God without the help of unbelievers.

 

THE WRONG ISSUE WAS PRESENTED Vss. 4-16

The enemies of the Jews made an appeal to stop the building of temple although the Jews had authority from King Cyrus to do so. There was a new king on the throne.

 

THE WORK STOPPED Vss. 17-24

The enemies of the Jews succeeded in having the work stopped.

 

 

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Ezra 5-6

FROM TRAGEDY TO TRIUMPH #2

 

CHEERLEADERS 5:1, 6:14

Two prophets, Haggai and Zechariah, encouraged the resumption of the building of the temple.

 

COMPLIANCE Vss. 2-5

The Jews sought to comply with the will of God and the original edict from Cyrus to build the temple.

 

CORRESPONDENCE 5:6-17

Inquiries were made to the current King, Darius.

 

COOPERATION 6:1-12

King Darius had the archives searched and discovered the original edict from King Cyrus. Darius not only decreed that the work on the temple be allowed to continue, but that the work would be supported by the government.

 

COMPLETION 6:13-14

 

CELEBRATION 6:15-22

 

 

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