Posts tagged with God's Place

God’s people in God’s land under God’s rule and blessing

How did you get on with studying Nehemiah 7 and 8? Did you enjoy it? I mean, chapter 8’s pretty exciting stuff" but chapter 7? We all have favourite bits of the bible, but I doubt that Nehemiah 7 would make it into anyone’s Top 10. When you were doing your homework, perhaps you were tempted to just skip over the list of names and numbers. >>> Continue Reading >>>

God’s People in God’s Place under God’s Rule

The book of Ezra is no less than history, but it is also more than history. We can learn from it. When reading Old Testament narrative, we should always ask ourselves what we can learn from it today? We should ask what was the purpose of the temple to the Israelites and what does rebuilding it have to do with us today? Should I, as the wife of the church planter, read about the rebuilding of the temple in Ezra and draw a direct correlation to building our church building? Are Ezra and Nehemiah lessons for church planters and pastors on how to deal with rulers, how to rally their church members to work hard, how to find financial resources from unexpected places, and how to deal with opposition inside and out the church? >>> Continue Reading >>>