Remember, in His Word, God has:

  • Something to see – what does the text say
  • Something to understand – what does it mean
  • Something to apply – what does it mean to me
  • Something to praise – for what are you thankful?

(1) Through the Bible

Day 1: Proverbs 27; Isaiah 44-45Day 4: Proverbs 30; Is 52-54
Day 2: Proverbs 28; Is 46-48Day 5: Proverbs 31; Is 55-57
Day 3: Proverbs 29; Is 49-51Day 6: Is 58-61

This Sunday’s message finds us in the Book of Ezekiel, a priest exiled to Babylon amongst a large number from Judah in 597BC. Ezekiel pronounces judgment against Judah because of their sin and rebellion and warns of the coming fall of Jerusalem (1-24), judges the other nations (25-32), but also speaks of hope for those who repent and turn to the Lord (33) and ultimately points toward the hope of a future restoration (40-48) – a restoration of temple worship, justice, and fulness of life in Yahweh’s presence. The book ends dramatically with the promise of a new city whose name is, “Yahweh is There.” Our theme for the week is hope.

(2) Key Passages

Day 1: Ezekiel 40:1-5Day 4: Ezekiel 47:1-5; 47:9,12
Day 2: Ezekiel 43:1-8Day 5: Hebrews 7:22-28
Day 3: Ezekiel 44:1-8; 45:9-10Day 6: Hebrews 9:11-22

(3) Key Verses

Day 1: Ezekiel 40:2-3Day 4: Ezekiel 45:9-10
Day 2: Ezekiel 43:1-2Day 5: Ezekiel 47:1,9,12
Day 3: Ezekiel 44:1-3Day 6: Hebrews 9:11-14

(4) Pre-readers (in the translation of your choice, quoted below from the NLT)

And I will never again turn my face from them, for I will pour out my Spirit upon the people of Israel. I, the Sovereign Lord, have spoken!

Ezekiel 39:29