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The Songs of Ascent: Psalm 120

The Songs of Ascent are a collection within the book of Psalms designed for singing on the way to the Temple. They are pilgrim songs, expressing a yearning for God and a delight in his presence. Stuart Holman explores this series of Psalms against the back drop of a ‘COVID lockdown’, inviting a godly dissatisfaction with present circumstances to drive us towards intimacy with God.

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The Post-Exilic Prophets: Malachi 4

As Zerubbabel, Ezra and Nehemiah led the remnant of the Exiles returning from Babylon to Jerusalem, God sent prophets to his people to address them with his word. While they struggled with rebuilding and re-establishing temple worship, God continued to call his people to actually return to him– just as much as they had returned to life in their land. Covenant faithfulness was needed in order to prepare God’s people for their promised Messiah. Mal York leads this series of Daily Devotions, overviewing the message of these Post-Exilic Prophets.

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The Post-Exilic Prophets: Malachi 3

As Zerubbabel, Ezra and Nehemiah led the remnant of the Exiles returning from Babylon to Jerusalem, God sent prophets to his people to address them with his word. While they struggled with rebuilding and re-establishing temple worship, God continued to call his people to actually return to him– just as much as they had returned to life in their land. Covenant faithfulness was needed in order to prepare God’s people for their promised Messiah. Mal York leads this series of Daily Devotions, overviewing the message of these Post-Exilic Prophets.

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The Post-Exilic Prophets: Malachi 1

As Zerubbabel, Ezra and Nehemiah led the remnant of the Exiles returning from Babylon to Jerusalem, God sent prophets to his people to address them with his word. While they struggled with rebuilding and re-establishing temple worship, God continued to call his people to actually return to him– just as much as they had returned to life in their land. Covenant faithfulness was needed in order to prepare God’s people for their promised Messiah. Mal York leads this series of Daily Devotions, overviewing the message of these Post-Exilic Prophets.

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The Post-Exilic Prophets: Zechariah 9

As Zerubbabel, Ezra and Nehemiah led the remnant of the Exiles returning from Babylon to Jerusalem, God sent prophets to his people to address them with his word. While they struggled with rebuilding and re-establishing temple worship, God continued to call his people to actually return to him– just as much as they had returned to life in their land. Covenant faithfulness was needed in order to prepare God’s people for their promised Messiah. Mal York leads this series of Daily Devotions, overviewing the message of these Post-Exilic Prophets.

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The Post-Exilic Prophets: Zechariah 1

As Zerubbabel, Ezra and Nehemiah led the remnant of the Exiles returning from Babylon to Jerusalem, God sent prophets to his people to address them with his word. While they struggled with rebuilding and re-establishing temple worship, God continued to call his people to actually return to him– just as much as they had returned to life in their land. Covenant faithfulness was needed in order to prepare God’s people for their promised Messiah. Mal York leads this series of Daily Devotions, overviewing the message of these Post-Exilic Prophets.

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Ezra-Nehemiah, part 5

Israel’s experience of Exile in Babylon serves as a teaching example The books of Ezra and Nehemiah describe the return of the Jews from Babylon to Jerusalem to rebuild the Temple and the city walls. While God is obviously at work, initiating and overseeing this return, when all the construction is complete– something is not quite right. The renewal of the temple and the city has not renewed the hearts of God’s people. Stuart Holman leads this series of devotionals which reflect upon God’s activity– both in history, and in the human heart.

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Ezra-Nehemiah, part 4

Israel’s experience of Exile in Babylon serves as a teaching example The books of Ezra and Nehemiah describe the return of the Jews from Babylon to Jerusalem to rebuild the Temple and the city walls. While God is obviously at work, initiating and overseeing this return, when all the construction is complete– something is not quite right. The renewal of the temple and the city has not renewed the hearts of God’s people. Stuart Holman leads this series of devotionals which reflect upon God’s activity– both in history, and in the human heart.

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Ezra-Nehemiah, part 3

Israel’s experience of Exile in Babylon serves as a teaching example The books of Ezra and Nehemiah describe the return of the Jews from Babylon to Jerusalem to rebuild the Temple and the city walls. While God is obviously at work, initiating and overseeing this return, when all the construction is complete– something is not quite right. The renewal of the temple and the city has not renewed the hearts of God’s people. Stuart Holman leads this series of devotionals which reflect upon God’s activity– both in history, and in the human heart.

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Ezra-Nehemiah, part 2

Israel’s experience of Exile in Babylon serves as a teaching example The books of Ezra and Nehemiah describe the return of the Jews from Babylon to Jerusalem to rebuild the Temple and the city walls. While God is obviously at work, initiating and overseeing this return, when all the construction is complete– something is not quite right. The renewal of the temple and the city has not renewed the hearts of God’s people. Stuart Holman leads this series of devotionals which reflect upon God’s activity– both in history, and in the human heart.

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Ezra-Nehemiah, part 1

Israel’s experience of Exile in Babylon serves as a teaching example The books of Ezra and Nehemiah describe the return of the Jews from Babylon to Jerusalem to rebuild the Temple and the city walls. While God is obviously at work, initiating and overseeing this return, when all the construction is complete– something is not quite right. The renewal of the temple and the city has not renewed the hearts of God’s people. Stuart Holman leads this series of devotionals which reflect upon God’s activity– both in history, and in the human heart.

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We are Exiles: 1 Peter 5:6-11

Israel’s experience of Exile in Babylon serves as a teaching example for the New Testament Christian. As as a type, Israel’s experience shapes and informs our own experience of living ‘in the world’, but not being ‘of the world’. This series of devotions encourages the Christian to develop the mindset of an Exile.