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Ezra Overcoming Fear and Discouragement

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History of Old Testament up to Ezra

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  • 1. Ezra
    Overcoming
    Fear and
    Discouragement

2. For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.
Romans 15:4
3. Old Testament
Answers Lifes Basic Questions
Mans Relationship to God is detailed
Its Law points out our Sin
Proves that man can not keep the law perfectly
Only God can provide way of Salvation.
Our need for a Savior
God holds man accountable to His standard
Furnishes background for the New Testament
4. But now a righteousness from God, apart from law, has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify.
This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ
to all who believe.
Rom. 3:21-22
5. The Attributes of God
God is omniscient(Prov. 5:21; 15:3; Isa. 46:10).
God is omnipresent(Ps. 139:7-12; Jer 23:23-24).
God is eternal and immutable (Ps. 90:2; Mal. 3:6).
God is holy(Isa. 6:1-3; 57:15).
God is just(Ps. 145:17; Isa. 45:21).
God is love(Ex. 34:6; Ps. 103:8; Jon. 4:2; Isa. 55:7).
6. Elohim (God)
Jehovah/Yahweh (the self-existent one: I AM)
Jehovah-jireh (the Lord will provide)
Jehovah-rapha (the Lord who heals
Jehovah-nissi(the Lord our banner)
Jehovah-Shalom (the Lord our peace)
El Elyon(the most high God)
El Shaddai(Almighty God)
Adonai (our master)
El Olam(everlasting God)
Jehovah Sabaoth(the Lord of hosts
Jehovah-ra-ah (the Lord my shepherd)
7. Prophecy
The Bible is the only Holy book of all the worlds holy books in which there is fulfilled prophecy and prophecy yet to come. This proves it is the unique inspired Word of God.
BIBLICAL PROPHECY
1. Contains specific details
2. Involves adequate timing
3. Is fulfilled exactly
8. For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.
Romans 15:4
9. Abraham
10. Genesis 12:1-3
12:1The LORD had said to Abram, "Leave your country, your people and your father's household and go to the land I will show you.
2"I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing.
3I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you."

11. Abraham Sacrifices Isaac
12. Esau and Jacob
13. Jacob and Joseph
14. 15. 16. Moses, Let My People Go!
17. The 10 Commandments
18. The Tabernacle
19. Walls of Jericho
20. Joshuas Victories
21. Cycle of Sin
Disobedience and Sin
Consequence and Punishment
Repentance
Deliverance and Salvation
22. David and Goliath
23. King David
24. Solomons Temple
25. NorthernKingdom
Hosea 9:3
3 They shall not dwell in the LORD's land, But Ephraim shall return to Egypt, And shall eat unclean things in Assyria.
Hosea 11:5
5 "He shall not return to the land of Egypt; But the Assyrian shall be his king, Because they refused to repent.
26. Leviticus 26:1-2
1 " 'Do not make idols or set up an image or a sacred stone for yourselves, and do not place a carved stone in your land to bow down before it. I am the LORD your God.
2 " 'Observe my Sabbaths and have reverence for my sanctuary. I am the LORD.
27. Leviticus 25:2-5
'When you enter the land I am going to giveyou, the land itself must observe a sabbathto the LORD.
For six years sow your fields, and for six years prune your vineyards and gather their crops.
But in the seventh year the land is to have a sabbath of rest, a sabbath to the LORD. Do notsow your fields or prune your vineyards.
Do not reap what grows of itself or harvest the grapes of your untended vines. The land is to have a year of rest.
28. Jeremiah 25
4 Again and again the Lord has sent you his servants, the prophets, but you have not listened or even paid attention
7 You made me furious by worshiping idols you made with your own hands, bringing on yourselves all the disasters you now suffer.
9 I will gather together all the armies of the north under King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon,
29. Jeremiah 25
11 This entire land will become a desolate wasteland. Israel and her neighboring lands will serve the king of Babylon for seventy years.
12 Then, after the seventy years of captivity are over, I will punish the king of Babylon and his people for their sins, says the Lord. I will make the country of the Babylonians[e] a wasteland forever.
30. Jeremiah 29:10-13
When seventy years are completed for Babylon, I will come to you and fulfill my gracious promise to bring you back to this place. 11 For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 12 Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. 14 I will be found by you," declares the LORD, "and will bring you back from captivity. I will gather you from all the nations and places where I have banished you," declares the LORD, "and will bring you back to the place from which I carried you into exile."
31. Daniel 5
26 "This is what these words mean: Mene: God has numbered the days of your reign and brought it to an end.
27Tekel: You have been weighed on the scales and found wanting.
28 Peres : Your kingdom is divided and given to the Medes and Persians."
32. Ezra
Overcoming
Fear and
Discouragement