The book of Leviticus is a difficult book to understand. In this lesson we will gain insight into the symbolisms surrounding the Tent of Worship and how each symbol was placed there to help Gods people understand their relationship to Him and the coming Messiah, and the work He would accomplish on the cross of Calvary. Every article of furniture pointed to the promised Redeemer Jesus the Christ.
The first return from the Babylonian captivity was to rebuild the temple under Ezras leadership. Ezra is a great example of godly leadership and this lesson explains how and why God uses a man like Ezra. The books of Ezra and Nehemiah, along with Esther, are known as the post-captivity history books. Ezra and Nehemiah are very similar books. They both teach principles of leadership and of doing Gods work in Gods way.
Some in the church in Corinth had begun to attack Pauls apostleship, others criticized his speaking abilities, and still others thought he was out of his mind. In 2 Corinthians, Paul defended his credential as an apostle and the nature of his ministry. He explained how suffering for the sake of the Gospel can be used to qualify us to be ministers of Gods comfort. Paul said his life and ministry was one of reconciliation, to bring people back into fellowship with God.