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Return, Resistance, and Restoration: Ezra 6:13-22 – The Temple (Pt. 3)

Return, Resistance, and Restoration: Ezra 6:13-22 – The Temple (Pt. 3)


Return, Resistance, and Restoration

In Return, Resistance, and Restoration we take an Autumn walk through the books of Ezra and Nehemiah, studying Israel’s return from exile. We’ll find not only those lessons important for our own eventual return of sorts (to in-building worship), but also lessons of restoration that will be deeply important for our continuing process of church Renewal.

Ezra 6:13-22 – The Temple (Pt. 3)

Rev. Benjamin Browneye – Pastor, Riverside Christian Reformed Church

Riverside Drive-In Service

Sunday, September 27, 2020
Service Time: 9:30am – please arrive no later than 9:15am to allow for proper distanced parking.
Service Station: 87.9 FM – listen on your car radio.
You must remain in your vehicle to attend.
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Psalm 27

Opening Prayer

God’s Greeting


Now Thank We All Our God (1-3)

Now thank we all our God
with heart and hands and voices,
who wondrous things has done,
in whom his world rejoices;
who from our mothers’ arms
has blessed us on our way
with countless gifts of love,
and still is ours today.

O may this bounteous God
through all our life be near us,
with ever joyful hearts
and blessed peace to cheer us,
to keep us in his grace,
and guide us when perplexed,
and free us from all ills
of this world in the next.

All praise and thanks to God
the Father now be given,
the Son and Spirit blest,
who reign in highest heaven
the one eternal God,
whom heaven and earth adore;
for thus it was, is now,
and shall be evermore.

Now Thank We All Our God
Author: Martin Rinkart (1636)
Translator: Catherine Winkworth; Author: Martin Rinkart (1636)
Copyright: Public Domain
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #454

Congregational Prayer

God’s Word

Ezra 6:13-22
Resistance, and Restoration: The Temple (Pt. 3)


Amid the Thronging Worshippers (1-3)

Amid the thronging worshipers
the Lord, our God, I bless;
before his people gathered here
his name will I confess.
Come, praise him, all who fear the Lord,
the children of his grace;
with reverence sound his glories forth
and bow before his face.

The burden of the sorrowful
the Lord will not despise;
he has not turned from those who mourn,
he listens to their cries.
His goodness makes me join the throng
where saints his praise proclaim,
and there will I fulfill my vows
with those who fear his name.

He feeds with good the humble soul
and satisfies the meek,
and they shall live and praise the Lord
who for his mercy seek.
The ends of all the earth will hear,
the nations seek the Lord;
they worship him, the King of kings,
in earth and heaven adored.

Amid the Thronging Worshippers
Composer: Laura A. Tate (1912)
Copyright: Public Domain
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #239

God’s Blessing


Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow

Praise God from whom all blessings flow.
Praise Him all creatures here below.
Praise Him above ye heavenly hosts.
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

Author: Thomas Ken (1709)
Composer: Louis Bourgeois
Copyright: Public Domain
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #638

Midi song arrangements provided by
Riverside Christian Reformed Church CCLI license #462829

Return, Resistance, and Restoration
Return, Resistance, and Restoration
Return, Resistance, and Restoration: Ezra 6:13-22 - The Temple (Pt. 3)

Rev. Benjamin Browneye - Pastor
Speaker: Rev. Benjamin Browneye

Pastor Ben is a 2005 graduate from Grand Valley State University with a Bachelor of Science in Communications. He received his Masters of Divinity from Calvin Theological Seminary in 2012, and has served as a delegate to Synod in 2016.

As Pastor, Ben has a passion for preaching and teaching and has been at Riverside since April of 2013. On the personal side, Ben is an avid outdoorsmen, a loyal Detroit sports fan, and is married to his wife Ellie.

Pastor Ben seeks to preach and teach in an educational and engaging way that brings the deep truth of the Bible into our lives today for every generation.