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Morning Worship January 1, 2023

"New Resolution to an Old Command"

Speaker: Kevin Cox

Central Passage: Nehemiah 8:1-8


  1. Context for Nehemiah
    • Post-Exile Israel
    • Who was Ezra?
  2. Understanding the passage
    • The unified people are the focus of the passage.
    • The crowd gathers at the Water Gate
    • Ezra reads from a platform
    • The people told Ezra to bring the Book of the Law of Moses that the LORD had commanded Israel
    • The makeup of the people
    • Ezra and his helpers preach, and the people participate
  3. Biblical resolutions--continuous resolution to an old command (cf. 1 John 2:7-8)