Ezra 1:5-2:67 — In this text we see how a remnant was willing to return from Babylon to what was a difficult set of circumstances in their former homeland. There was a long and dangerous journey ahead. There was lots hard work to be done in rebuilding Jerusalem. God providentially provided for those returning and He also left us a record of their names. Pastor Brendan unfolds this account to us and then shows us what we can glean for our own progress in the Christian life.