The book of Ezra is powerful. In it, we see God do what only He can do: reclaim and redeem His people. How does Ezra apply to us today, though? This five-week series addresses what God did for the Jewish people throughout the events recorded in the book of Ezra. Through failure, forgetting what is important, and sin, we may become exiles attempting to return to God. However, just as in the book of Ezra God reclaimed his people according to his promises, He also reclaims and redeems our lives for His purpose in this world. Throughout the book of Ezra, there are major themes that point us to God’s grace then and today. He still uses unlikely people to accomplish His purposes. He still reclaims us as His children when we turn to Him. Like the Israelites building the altar, God has now declared that His temple is His people. And just as the Israelites heard from God’s Word, we too should hear from God’s Word. Here is the planned schedule… Sunday, June 13 - "God Is Faithful (Reclaimed Hope)" (Ezra 1-2) Sunday, June 20 - "Life Let's You Down (Reclaimed Joy)" (Ezra 3) Sunday, June 27 - "Difficulty Is Normal (Reclaimed Strength)" (Ezra 4) Sunday, July 4 - Special Gospel-Centered Message from Nate Bloss Sunday, July 11 - "Prosperity Is the Lord's (Reclaimed Victory)" (Ezra 5-6) Sunday, July 18 - "God's Word Is Essential (Reclaimed Obedience)" (Ezra 7) Sunday, July 25 - "Trust in the Lord (Reclaimed Faith)" (Ezra 8) Sunday, August 1 - "Jesus - Our Strong Foundation!" (Philippians 1:6 for VBS Sunday) Sunday, August 8 - Special Gospel-Centered Message from Allen Tippett Sunday, August 15 - "Turn to the Lord (Reclaimed Repentance)" (Ezra 9-10) As always, we hope you will join us every Sunday morning for family groups (9:30 – 10:30) and worship (10:40 – 11:45). To see our full weekly schedule, visit HERE. If you have any questions or prayer requests, please let us know. Hope to see you Wednesday and/or Sunday!