Outline of Ezra 7

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Ezra 7:1-5 Pedigree of the Scribe
- Dynasty of Artaxerxes
- Descendants of Aaron
- Derivation of Authority

Ezra 7:6-10 Preparation of the Scribe
- His Credentials (Ezra 7:6)
- His Companions (Ezra 7:7)
- His Coming (Ezra 7:8-9)
- His Consecration (Ezra 7:10)

Ezra 7:11-26 Privileges of the Scribe
- Salutation (Ezra 7:11-14)
   Message (Ezra 7:11)
   Monarch (Ezra 7:12)
   Mandate (Ezra 7:13)
   Mission (Ezra 7:14)
- Supply (Ezra 7:15-22)
   Silver and Gold (Ezra 7:15-16)
   Sacrifices of the Altar (Ezra 7:17-18)
   Services of the House (Ezra 7:19-20)
   Support of the King (Ezra 7:21-22)
- Solemnity (Ezra 7:23)
   Commandment, Compliance, Consequence
- Superintendence (Ezra 7:24-26)
   Exemption of Taxes (Ezra 7:24)
   Election of Tribunal (Ezra 7:25)
   Execution of Transgressors (Ezra 7:26)

Ezra 7:27-28 Prayer of the Scribe
- Faithfulness
- Furtherance
- Furbishing
- Favour
- Fortitude
- Fellowship


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Cyrus' Decree

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"In the first year of Cyrus the king the same Cyrus the king made a decree concerning the house of God at Jerusalem, Let the house be builded, the place where they offered sacrifices, and let the foundations thereof be strongly laid; the height thereof threescore cubits, and the breadth thereof threescore cubits; with three rows of great stones, and a row of new timber: and let the expenses be given out of the king's house:  And also let the golden and silver vessels of the house of God, which Nebuchadnezzar took forth out of the temple which is at Jerusalem, and brought unto Babylon, be restored, and brought again unto the temple which is at Jerusalem, every one to his place, and place them in the house of God" Ezra 6:3-5

Area - the house of God at Jerusalem
Authorization - Let the house be builded
Aim - the place where they offered sacrifices
Architecture - and let the foundations thereof be strongly laid
Aspect - the height thereof threescore cubits and the breadth thereof threescore cubits
Arrangement - With three rows of great stones, and a row of new timber
Assistance - and let the expenses be given out of the king's house
Articles - And also let the golden and silver vessels of the house of God
Acknowledgement - which Nebuchadnezzar took forth out of the temple which is at Jerusalem, and brought unto Babylon,
Amends - be restored, and brought again unto the temple which is at Jerusalem, every one to his place, and place them in the house of God.

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Truth of the Gospel

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Gal 2:5 Hostility against the Truth
Gal 2:14 Hypocrisy against the Truth
Col 1:5 Hope of the Truth

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Outline of Ezra 6

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Ezra 6:1-12 Search of Darius
- Command of the Throne (Ezra 6:1-5)
   Decree of the Sovereign (Ezra 6:1)
   Directive of the Scroll (Ezra 6:2)
   Description of the Sanctuary (Ezra 6:3-5)
- Communication to Tatnai (Ezra 6:6-12)
   Authorization of the Workers (Ezra 6:6-7)
   Assistance for the Work (Ezra 6:8-9)
   Aim of Worship (Ezra 6:10)
   Avenging the Wrong (Ezra 6:11-12)

Ezra 6:13-18 Sacrifices in Dedication
- Completion of the Temple (Ezra 6:13-15)
   Haste to Continue (Ezra 6:13)
   Help in Construction (Ezra 6:14)
   Hour of Completion (Ezra 6:15)
- Celebration of Triumph (Ezra 6:16-19)
   Satisfaction in Exuberance (Ezra 6:16)
   Sacrifices in Excess (Ezra 6:17)
   Services in Exercise (Ezra 6:18)
   Season of Enjoyment (Ezra 6:19)

Ezra 6:20-22 Separation in Devotion
- Purified Priesthood (Ezra 6:20)
- Prepared People (Ezra 6:21)
- Prosperous Passover (Ezra 6:22)

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Lily Psalms

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Ps 45 Tribute of Glory
Ps 60 Triumph of Government
Ps 69 Tree of Grief
Ps 80 Tribulation of Gloom

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Awake, Awake

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Isa 51:9 Call to Recompense
Isa 51:17 Call to Return
Isa 52:1 Call to Rejoice

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Outline of Ezra 5

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Ezra 5:1-5 Commitment to Build
- Exhortation of the Prophets (Ezra 5:1)
- Exercise of the Prince and Priest (Ezra 5:2)
- Enquiry of the Persians (Ezra 5:3-4)
- Eye of the Providence (Ezra 5:5)

Ezra 5:6-17 Communication to Block
- Information of the Building (Ezra 5:6-8)
- Inquiry of the Builders (Ezra 5:9-10)
- Injunction to Build (Ezra 5:11-15)
- Issue of the Behest (Ezra 5:16-17)

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