Have you ever felt grief over the past? Do you sometimes long for things to be back to the way they were? In this sermon, I walk us through some of these feelings as the Israelites experienced them in Ezra 3:10-13. It’s a dramatic passage highlighting the tension between joy and loss. Even as we may experience sorrow about the past, God desires us to embrace the new things He is doing in our lives. Are you ready?
The sermon outline is below. Click HERE for the full manuscript.
Sermon Text: Ezra 3:10-13
1. God Brings New Beginnings (v. 10-11)
a. Ezra 1:2-3
b. Zechariah 4:10
2. New Beginnings Bring Goodbyes (v. 11-12)
3. New Beginnings Bring Hope (v. 13)
a. John 2:19-21
b. John 4:21-23
c. Revelation 21:3-5
d. Isaiah 43:18-19