1. Sermon suggestions

Goal of Sermon on Ezra 1

Ezra 1:1–11 (ESV)

1 In the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled, the LORD stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, so that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom and also put it in writing:

Encourage God’s people to know that God is involved in our world and he is working to keep his promises. If we know what God is busy doing, we can then make sure we build our lives on the promises that God has made to us because we know those are promises God will keep.