Life Lessons from Ezra and Nehemiah

Ezra and Nehemiah


When the people of Israel returned to Jerusalem after their exile in Babylon, they found the city laid waste, the temple destroyed, and their way of life obliterated.  Out of the ashes of this devastation, two leaders emerged to restore the foundations of their worship and their city.

Ezra, the first to return, set out to restore true worship in Jerusalem by reminding the people of God’s teaching, what it meant for them, and how it should shape their lives.  Nehemiah, the next to arrive, exchanged his royal cupbearer's robes for coveralls and got to work rebuilding the wall.  The project took twelve years and was an uphill battle all the way. The efforts of these men reveal just how much God can accomplish in our lives when we follow where he leads.

Join us at 1:30 pm on Tuesdays as Max Lucado leads us on a 12-week study of these two men of God on a mission of restoration.  All are welcome!




"Lectionary" Bible Study

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"Calling All Men."  Join us on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 as Rich Evans leads a Men's Bible Study that will follow the PCUSA Revised Common Lectionary.  Not only will you get to participate in a lively discussion, but you might get a glimpse of what Pastor Jen's message will be about the following Sunday.  All guys are welcome!




"What My Grandmothers Taught Me"





Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, Bathsheba, and Mary - Matthew names these women for a reason.  How might Jesus have heard the stories of his grandmothers?  What might the young Jesus have felt, as he heard about his family?  What might the stories of these women have added to his sense of identity, as part of a particular family in a particular time and place?  And what can Jesus’s grandmothers-of-the-faith teach us?  By exploring these stories together, we will have a richer idea of what the good news is.  Join us on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 as Pastor Jen leads a Women's Bible Study on grandmothers.