The Exiles Return

Ezra 1 – 3
Gloating over our adversaries makes us just like them.
God is powerful and willing to make us free.
I. God’s decree makes us free.
A. God stirred the heart of Cyrus to make a proclamation.

B. God stirred the hearts of people to build the temple..

II. We have been made free to serve.
A. They gathered as one man.

B. They followed the Law of Moses.

III. Worship is the practice of freedom.
A. Some celebrated.

B. Others wept.