Welcome to our service today. It is great to have you here and we would love to invite you to stay after the service and join us for tea and coffee.
If I were to ask you to name truly great men and women of your lifetime it could likely include celebrities, politicians, war heroes, sports people and family members. We remember them because of certain acts or character qualities. Now name some biblical heroes – this list could likely include many who served God faithfully and courageously. Does your list include Ezra?
I have been reading though Ezra – what an amazing man! He was a priest, a scribe and a great leader. His name means ‘help’. His whole life was dedicated to serving God and God’s people. His knowledge of scripture and his God-given wisdom were so obvious to the king that he appointed Ezra to lead the second emigration to Jerusalem, to teach God’s Word, and to administer national life. He not only knew God’s Word but he believed and obeyed it.
If you haven’t already, then I encourage you to read this small book and to be encouraged through the lessons of Ezra – a humble, obedient helper who committed to serving God for his whole life – a wonderful example for us all.
With love & blessings,