Overview: Ezra-Nehemiah

As I prepare to preach through Nehemiah at our church, I wanted to share some initial resources with you to understand the nature of the book. This resource by the Bible Project succinctly summarizes the message of Ezra and Nehemiah.

Who Determines the Meaning of Scripture?

A study of Scripture lacking thorough interpretative guidelines can lead to inaccurate beliefs. The foundational task of hermeneutics is deciding who determines the meaning of Scripture. 

How to Read the Entire Bible

Jesus taught the necessity of obedience to His words, but we cannot apply them if we don’t first study them. Create a plan where you can work through studying the entire Bible.

Devoted to the Word

As believers, we are called to be people committed to the Bible.  If we want to grow in the Word, we must be devoted to the Word. Ezra 7:6-10 6 this Ezra went up from Babylonia. He was a scribe skilled in the Law of Moses that the Lord, the God of Israel, had given, and the king granted him all …


That Perfect Moment Is Never Gonna Come

In the Book of Ezra, a group of Israelites return home after being in exile.  While this joyous occasion gave them hopes and dreams about a lot of things, 70 years in a pagan culture at least taught them an important lesson.  The reason they went into exile was because of their idolatry and sinful ways, and so, the first …