Thursday, September 15, 2016

Ezekiel - Introduction Continued

Last week we commenced our study on the book of Ezekiel with a PowerPoint (R) presentation on the historical and cultural context of the ca. 586 BC time period in both Judah and Babylon.  This lesson is our first in "handout" lessons ongoing.  Should you live in the greater Charlotte area we encourage you to attend these lessons in person, every Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. at the Archdale church of Christ, 2525 Archdale Drive, Charlotte, NC.  Both student and teacher handouts are attached.

Ezekiel
Lesson 2 – Introduction Continued - Archdale church of Christ
14 September 2016 – Copyright © 2016, Russell H. McCullough
“Our bones are dried up and our hope is gone, we are cut off.” – 37.10


“For thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I, even I, will both search my sheep and seek them out.” – Ezekiel 34.11
Image Courtesy of: Bing Images from the Public Domain
The Questions (1) of Israel by the Rivers of Babylon:
1.   Why would God be ____________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________
2.   Why would God allow _________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________
3.   Why would God abandon ______________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________
4.   Why would God allow __________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
5.   How can this now “homeless” God ______________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
6.   Why would God save ___________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
7.   How can any hope _____________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________

The C________________ T_________________ (2)of Ezekiel answer these questions.
1.   God is all S_____________ and all G__________________
a.    II Chronicles 7.1 – 3
2.   Even in chastisement, God D____________ with His people.
b.   11.16
3.   The utter S_________________ of mankind is the ultimate cause of all human pain and suffering
a.    23.3
b.   16.46 – 48
c.    Jeremiah 8.8 - 13
4.   The inescapable coming of J__________________ as a consequence of sin.
a.    14.12 - 20
5.   R______________________ is coming to Israel after her chastisement
a.    43.1 - 5
6.   The M________________ is coming !
a.    37.21 – 28

Sources:
Holy Bible – English Standard Version
McGuiggan, Jim (The Book of Ezekiel) Lubbock, TX, Montex Publishing Co.  1979, 1984
Duguid, Iain M., (The NIV Ezekiel Application Commentary) Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan. 1999.
NOTES:
(1)      Duguid – “Introduction – Why Read Ezekiel?”
(2)      IBID

Free use and duplication is hereby granted by the author as long as the text is unaltered and authorship is fully acknowledged.

Russell H McCullough

Ezekiel
Lesson 2 – Introduction Continued - Archdale church of Christ
14 September 2016 – TEACHERS COPY
Copyright © 2016, Russell H McCullough
“Our bones are dried up and our hope is gone, we are cut off.” – 37.10


“For thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I, even I, will both search my sheep and seek them out.” – Ezekiel 34.11
Image Courtesy: Bing Images from the Public Domain

The Questions (1) of Israel by the Rivers of Babylon:
1.   Why would God be unwilling to protect His own land?
2.   Why would God allow His own Temple to be defiled & destroyed?
3.   Why would God abandon His own people of the Promise?
4.   Why would God allow pagans to overcome His own righteous remnant?
5.   How can this now “homeless” God do anything to help His now exiled people in a far away & foreign land?
6.   Why would God save His people out of Egyptian slavery only to re-enslave them in Babylon?
7.   How can any hope be found in this totality of despair?

The Central Theme (2)of Ezekiel answer these questions.
1.   God is all Sovereign and all Glorious
a.    II Chronicles 7.1 – 3
2.   Even in chastisement, God Dwells with His people.
b.   11.16
3.   The utter Sinfulness of mankind is the ultimate cause of all human pain and suffering
a.    23.3
b.   16.46 – 48
c.    Jeremiah 8.8 - 13
4.   The inescapable coming of Judgement as a consequence of sin.
a.    14.12 - 20
5.   Restoration is coming to Israel after her chastisement
a.    43.1 - 5
6.   The Messiah is coming!
a.    37.21 – 28

Sources:
Holy Bible – English Standard Version
McGuiggan, Jim, (The Book of Ezekiel) Lubbock, TX.  Montex Publishing Co.  1979, 1984
Duguid, Iain M., (The NIV Ezekiel Application Commentary) Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan. 1999.
NOTES:
(1)      Duguid, “Introduction – Why Read Ezekiel?”
(2)      IBID

Free use permission is hereby granted as long as no alterations are made to the text and authorship is fully acknowledged

Russell H McCullough



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