RESTORING THE TEMPLE
DEVOTIONAL READING: Psalm 66:1–12
BACKGROUND SCRIPTURE: Ezra 3:8–13
All the people shouted with a great shout, when they praised the LORD, because the foundation of the house of the LORD was laid.—Ezra 3:11b
GOD’S PEOPLE WORSHIP
Unit 2: Worshiping in Jerusalem Again (Ezra)
After participating in this lesson, each student will be able to:
1. Relate basic details regarding the laying of the foundation of the temple.
2. Summarize the role and importance of Zerubbabel.
3. Make a commitment to be influential in helping others worship the Lord sincerely and faithfully.
A. His First Bridge
B. Lesson Background
I. Laying the Foundation (EZRA 3:8, 9)
A. Appropriate Time (v. 8a)
B. Able Leaders (vv. 8b, 9)
Getting the Foundation Right
II. Celebrating the Completion (EZRA 3:10, 11)
A. Preparing (v. 10)
B. Praising and Giving T…