This lesson was originally published during the time of Ellen White and the pioneers in the year 1907 and it take us through a study on the book of Ezra. It consists of questions and Bible answers, which makes it an ideal Sabbath School study guide. The lessons have been redesigned into a convenient booklet format with easy to read fonts and a pleasant design.
The book of Ezra contains the key to a proper understanding of the message that proclaims the opening of the investigative judgment in the heavenly courts. Daniel states that the twenty-three hundred years which mark the beginning of the judgment, would begin with the “going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem;” but the book of Ezra contains the only divine record of the going forth of that commandment.
“Our Sabbath-schools are nothing less than Bible societies, and in the sacred work of teaching the truths of God’s Word, they can accomplish far more than they have hitherto accomplished. The Sabbath-school, when rightly managed, possesses marvelous power, and is adapted to doing a great work, but it is not now what it may and should be. The influence growing out of Sabbath-school work should improve and enlarge the church; but in no case should it ever be allowed to divert from the interests of the church. There is a most precious missionary field in the Sabbath-school, and if there are now omens of good, they are only indications and beginnings of what may be done.” TSS 29.1