A visual guide to the big ideas, structure, theology, and historical background of Ezra.
We know the weekly grind of sermon prep is hard, whether you are in the midst of series or planning a new series. Trying to find key verses you need to highlight in your sermon, finding the historical background to the book, discovering the flow/structure of book, and even figuring out what is the theme of each section.
That is why we created this chart! This chart is designed to save you time as you prepare to preach a new sermon series from the Book of Ezra.
You will find a quick visual overview of the movement of the Book of Ezra. It will help orient you and your hearers as you preach through the entire book or sections of the book. It provides, at a glance, one way to divide the book into pericopes. The chart includes key verses in the book, an overarching title for the book, the overall message of the book, and some historical background. It is color-coded to highlight certain defining aspects of the book.
This chart could be used as a slide in your church service. It could serve as an introduction to a new series or a weekly check-in before you begin preaching. It could even be printed out and given to the members of your church, as a resource to help them grasp the message of the book.