We can honor God with our words, actions, and religion.
In our last lesson, we learned that trials can be good for us. This week we will learn that certain trials are not good for us. These trials, called “temptations,” can kill us if we do not respond to them correctly. We will discover that these temptations do not come from God and that God wants to help us resist them.
In Ezra 3:8-13, the first group of returning exiles lay the foundation of the temple in Jerusalem. This requires preparation and dedication. It should be an event to celebrate, but it’s clear that something is wrong when the older men begin weeping.
Coffee as a metaphor of the Christian Life