The Story is a 31 week overview of the entire Bible.  It utilizes an abridged version of the 2011 NIV Bible (by Zondervan) in chronological order and laid out in a novel format with some additions to help the text flow.  This book is not intended to replace the Bible, but hopefully give you an overview of what the Bible is all about. 

 
 

For May 26, 2019 Read Chapter 19 of The Story

Topic: The Return Home    

Focus: Ezra

Text: Ezra 1-6; Haggai 1-2; Zechariah 1, 8

 
Questions to Ponder:
 
1. Why did God rescue the Israelites again?
 
2.  In what ways have you seen or experienced the rescuing power of God?
 
3.  What did the Israelites do to deserve the mercy they received?
 
4.  What reason does God have for being merciful to you?
 
5.  The Jews returned home to rebuild the temple, the dwelling place of God on earth.  Why was it important for them to do this?
 
6.  Where does God dwell on earth today?
 
 
 
 
Questions taken from: The Story 2005, 2008. 2011 by Zondervan, Grand Rapids, MI.