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1 Welcome to Western Fairfax CBS! The mission of CBS is to make disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ in our community through caring, in-depth Bible study - available to all

2 Oceans You call me out upon the waters The great unknown Where feet may fail And there I find You in the mystery In oceans deep my faith will stand CCLI #

3 And I will call upon Your name And keep my eyes above the waves When oceans rise My soul will rest in Your embrace For I am Yours and You are mine

4 CCLI # Your grace abounds in deepest waters Your sovereign hand will be my guide Where feet may fail and fear surrounds me You’ve never failed and You won’t start now

5 CCLI # And I will call upon Your name And keep my eyes above the waves When oceans rise My soul will rest in Your embrace For I am Yours and You are mine

6 CCLI # Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders Let me walk up on the waters Wherever You would call me Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander And my faith will be made stronger In the presence of my Savoir

7 CCLI # I will call upon Your name And keep my eyes above the waves

8 CCLI # Lord I need You Lord I come, I confess Bowing here, I find my rest Without You, I fall apart You’re the One that guides my heart

9 CCLI # Lord I need You, oh, I need You Every hour I need You My one defense My righteousness Oh God how I need You

10 CCLI # Where sin runs deep, Your grace is more Where grace is found, is where You are Where You are, Lord I am free Holiness is Christ in me

11 CCLI # Lord I need You, oh, I need You Every hour I need You My one defense My righteousness Oh God how I need You

12 CCLI # So teach my song to rise to You When temptation comes my way When I cannot stand I’ll fall on You Jesus You’re my hope and stay

13 CCLI # Lord I need You, oh, I need You Every hour I need You My one defense My righteousness Oh God how I need You

14 CCLI # You’re my one defense My righteousness Oh God how I need You My one defense My righteousness Oh God how I need you

15 CCLI # Be Still Be still and know that He is God Be still and know that He is holy Be still o restless soul of mine Bow before the Prince of Peace Let the noise and clamor cease

16 CCLI # Be still and know that He is God Be still and know that He is faithful Consider all that He has done Stand in awe and be amazed Know that He will never change Be still

17 CCLI # Be still and know that He is God Be still, be speechless

18 CCLI # Be still and know that He is God Be still and know He is our Father Come rest Your head upon His breast Listen to the rhythm of His unfailing heart of love Beating for His little ones Calling each of to come Be still

19 Delayed But Not Denied

20 I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. John 16:33 NIV

21 Delayed But Not Denied Summary: The Jews who return to Jerusalem face opposition, but God provides answers.

22 Delayed But Not Denied Central Idea: Expect opposition. Aim: That we would trust God when adversities overcome us.

23 Delayed But Not Denied Outline: I. Two steps forward-Ezra 3:1-13 II. One Step Back-Ezra 4:1-24 III. One more Step Forward – Ezra 5:1-6:12

24 Delayed But Not Denied I. Two Steps forward-Ezra 3:1-13

25 Delayed But Not Denied They set the altar in its place, for fear was on them because of the peoples of the lands, and they offered burnt offerings on it to the LORD, burnt offerings morning and evening. Ezra 3:3 ESV

26 Delayed But Not Denied "The ruined Jerusalem was better guarded by that altar than if its fallen walls had been rebuilt." (Maclaren)

27 Delayed But Not Denied Cease striving, and know that I am God. Psalm 46:10 ESV Psalm 46:10 ESV Be still and know that I am God. Psalm 46:10 NIV

28 Delayed But Not Denied Raphah: cease, let alone, Be still, stay Primitive root: to mend by stitching, to cure, to cause to heal (physician), repair, thoroughly make whole

29 When we are permitted to go on from day to day without much temptation, we may fear that we are doing little to destroy evil and construct good. But the virulent hate of the wicked one is a comfortable sign that his kingdom is suffering serious damage. Let us so live that we may give the devil good reason to fear and hate us. There is a stronger he. Meyer

30 Delayed But Not Denied ONE STEP FORWARD TWO STEPS FORWARD

31 Delayed But Not Denied II. One Step Back Ezra 4:1-24 Ezra 4:1-24

32 Delayed But Not Denied “Let us build with you, for we worship your God as you do, and we have been sacrificing to him ever since the days of Esarhaddon king of Assyria who brought us here.” Ezra 4:2 ESV

33 Delayed But Not Denied Then the people of the land discouraged the people of Judah and made them afraid to build and bribed counselors against them to frustrate their purpose… Ezra 4:4

34 Delayed But Not Denied Discouragement: to literally “weaken the hands” Hebrew idiom

35 “Let this man be put to death, for he is weakening the hands of the soldiers who are left in this city, and the hands of all the people by speaking such words to them. For this man is not seeking the welfare of this people, but their harm.” Jeremiah 38:4 ESV

36 Delayed But Not Denied 16 years HUGE STEP BACK

37 Delayed But Not Denied Be still and know that I am God, I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth. The Lord Almighty is with us; the God Jacob is our fortress. Psalm 46:10-11

38 Delayed But Not Denied III. One More Step Forward Ezra 5:1-6:12

39 Delayed But Not Denied “Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel and Jeshua the son of Jozadak arose and began to rebuild the house of God that is in Jerusalem, and the prophets of God were with them, supporting them” (Ezra 5:2 ESV)

40 “Tattenai the governor came and asked them, ‘Who gave you a decree to build this house and to finish this structure?’ … But the eye of their God was on the elders of the Jews, and they did not stop them until the report should reach Darius and then an answer be returned by letter concerning it” (Ezra 5:3, 5 ESV).

41 Delayed But Not Denied “whatever is needed-bulls, rams, or sheep for burnt offerings to the God of heaven, wheat, salt, wine, or oil, as the priests at Jerusalem require-let that be given to them day by day without fail”. Ezra 6:9 ESV

42 Delayed But Not Denied The clouds which ye so much dread, Are big with Mercy! William Cowper

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