NextLevel Online: Going Home: A Study on the Book of Ezra

by Mark Scott

Dr. Mark Scott (retired preaching professor and former academic dean of Ozark Christian College) walks through the book of Ezra, teaching about God’s people coming out of Babylonian captivity and going home to the land of Israel. Israel was far from perfect, but God was preparing them for the advent of Jesus Christ.

Going Home: A Study on the Book of Ezra



Lessons

Session 1
Session 1

Going Home

This first session is an introduction to the book of Ezra. We define home and get our arms around with the phrase "names and numbers". We also talk about Ezra, the person and her actions.

Session 2
Session 2

When Pagans Help God's People Go Home

The Babylonians have been defeated by the Persians, and in fulfillment of Jeremiah’s prophecy, it is time for God’s people to go home—back to the land of Israel. God will use a pagan king to accomplish this task. This session covers the Proclamation for Going Home (Ezra 1) and The People Who Are Going Home (Ezra 2).

Session 3
Session 3

When Rebuilding Home TS

In this session, we talk about how Israel started rebuilding their home after the Babylonians have been defeated by the Persians.

Session 4
Session 4

Starting Over At Home

In session 4, we discuss how the people of God get a “do-over.”

Session 5
Session 5

Going Home With Godly Leaders

Session five covers the characteristics of Godly leaders found in Ezra.

Session 6
Session 6

When Rebuilding Comes Home To Roost

The last session talks about how The Book of Ezra ends.