Old Testament Lesson 47: “Let Us Rise Up and Build” (Ezra, Nehemiah)

Cyrus allows the Jews to return to Jerusalem to rebuild the temple. Why were the Samaritans barred from rebuilding the temple? Ezra leads another group of Jews back to Jerusalem. Nehemiah helps the people rebuild the walls that protect Jerusalem.

Old Testament Lesson 44: “Every Thing Shall Live Whither the River Cometh” (Ezekiel)

Rachel Murdock is back with us to talk about Ezekiel’s vision of the new temple in Jerusalem, as well as the river that will flow from the temple into the Dead Sea, bringing life back to the Dead Sea. Great symbolism throughout this lesson.

Old Testament Lesson 30: “Come to the House of the Lord”

2 Chronicles 29-34 – Hezekiah reopens the doors of the temple and has the Levites clean it up for worship. Hezekiah invites all from Judah and Israel to return to Jerusalem to worship, but Israel mocks him. Sennacherib leads Assyria in destroying Israel and laying siege to Jerusalem. Josiah restores Judah to righteousness. Patricia Auxier is with us.

Old Testament Lesson 26: King Solomon: Man of Wisdom, Man of Foolishness

1 Kings 3-9 – Solomon succeeds his father, David, as king and follows the Lord. At first he rules in righteousness and constructs the temple, but then builds an even larger palace for himself. How do we build our own palaces? What can we learn from Solomon’s spiritual gifts?