WELCOME TO WEEK 27!
Welcome to week 27! As a reminder – if you have questions, feel free to reach out by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or messaging a pastor on Facebook.
THE PLACE IN THE STORY
Believe it or not, our place in the story is still “The Prophets of the Exile, Part 2,” but we are coming to a close with this section in the next week. We dive into Ezekiel this week. Here is some info on the prophet Ezekiel:
Ezekiel, a prophet and priest, was exiled to Babylon in 597 b.c. His ministry extended over at least twenty-three years. The book opens with his first dramatic vision of the “likeness” of the Lord himself. Ezekiel was keenly aware of God’s presence and power in human affairs. He addressed both the exiles and the people left in Judah with messages of warning and judgment, predicting the fall of Jerusalem. After Jerusalem’s fall (in 586), Ezekiel prophesied hope and reassurance for the people of Judah, who had then lost the focus of God’s covenant, the temple in Jerusalem. His vision of the valley of dry bones (ch. 37) is a classic picture of God’s ability to renew his people. [The Holy Bible: English Standard Version (Wheaton: Standard Bible Society, 2016), Eze.]
THIS WEEK’S READING
- July 2: Lamentations 3, Psalm 28
- July 3: Lamentations 4-5, Psalm 29
- July 4: Ezekiel 1-4, Psalm 30
- July 5: Ezekiel 5-8, Psalm 31
- July 6: Ezekiel 9-12, Psalm 32
- July 7: Ezekiel 13-15, Psalm 33
- July 8: Ezekiel 16-18, Psalm 34
- July 9: Ezekiel 19-21, Psalm 35