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Joel Radford – What should the guilty do? – Ezra 10:18-44


  18 Among the descendants of the priests, the following had married foreign women: From the descendants of Jeshua son of Jozadak, and his brothers: Maaseiah, Eliezer, Jarib and Gedaliah. 19 (They all gave their hands in pledge to put away their wives, and for their guilt they each presented a ram from the flock […]

Joel Radford – How important are church meetings? – Ezra 10:7-9


Joel Radford – How important are church meetings? – Ezra 10:7-9 7 A proclamation was then issued throughout Judah and Jerusalem for all the exiles to assemble in Jerusalem. 8 Anyone who failed to appear within three days would forfeit all his property, in accordance with the decision of the officials and elders, and would […]

Joel Radford – Is marrying a non-Christian sin? – Ezra 9:1-4


1 After these things had been done, the leaders came to me and said, “The people of Israel, including the priests and the Levites, have not kept themselves separate from the neighboring peoples with their detestable practices, like those of the Canaanites, Hittites, Perizzites, Jebusites, Ammonites, Moabites, Egyptians and Amorites. 2 They have taken some […]

Joel Radford – Ezra 8:24-30 – Securing God’s money


24 Then I set apart twelve of the leading priests, together with Sherebiah,(A) Hashabiah and ten of their brothers, 25 and I weighed out(B) to them the offering of silver and gold and the articles that the king, his advisers, his officials and all Israel present there had donated for the house of our God. 26 I weighed […]