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Study the Story

As you read Chapter 21 of The Story during the week,  Ezra and Nehemiah remind us that the Lord is constantly in a state of rebuilding and reformation in his Church on earth.

 

 

1. How did the Lord use Ezra’s actions to bring favor to his people Israel?

 

 

 

 

2.  Why was Nehemiah’s strategy for defense so effective?

 

 

 

 

3. Describe the scene of worship as Ezra read the Law.  How does this challenge your ideas of worship today?

 

 

 

 

        4.     What challenge and warning does Malachi offer regarding tithes and offerings?

 

 

 

 

 

Share the Story:

One day around a meal or your dinner table, have an intentional conversation about  Malachi 3:1. Read that verse.  Use the following question for discussion:

 

How does God’s promise in this verse give us hope?

 

 

Very Important Passage:

 

Malachi 3:1 ~ "I will send my messenger, who will prepare the way before me. Then suddenly the LORD you are seeking will come to his temple; the messenger of the covenant, whom you desire, will come," says the LORD Almighty.