July 1, 2022

There was a time when prayer and fasting were the key resources for godly men and women. Nehemiah was a man of action, but he was a man of action, because he was a man of prayer. We would do well to follow Nehemiah’s example today instead of trying to jump in and fix...

june 30 2022

Nehemiah was secularly employed as a cup bearer to a Gentile king. Nevertheless, because he made himself available to God, the LORD was able to use Nehemiah in a mighty way. Any great work of God and for His kingdom begins with God doing a great work in somebody...

june 29 2022

True repentance is a change of heart that produces a change of action and a change of direction. For example, it’s one thing to say, “I’m sorry.” It’s quite another to say, “I’m sorry. I will stop doing it, and I’m going to live differently now.” This is exactly what...

june 28 2022

After praying and fasting, Ezra charged the people of Judah to separate themselves from the Gentiles living in the land and from their foreign wives. True revival can only come on a personal, congregational, or national level when God’s people are willing to confess...

june 27 2022

Prayer and confession always go hand in hand. Ezra’s sorrow and remorse greatly impacted the people of Judah. Ezra’s prayer was more productive than a sermon, for when the people saw him praying, weeping, and in mourning, they realized the severity of their sin....

june 24 2022

As Ezra prayed, he reflected on God’s remarkable goodness and grace, because He brought back a remnant of His people from exile, and He had allowed them to live in the Promised Land again. Once again, Israel had a safe position, a standing in God’s favor and in His...