25 Lessons on Ezekiel

Lesson 1: Overview of the Book

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Lesson 2: Historical Background

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Map of Assyrian Empire
Map of Babylonian Empire

Lesson 3: Ezekiel 1-3

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Lesson 4: Ezekiel 4-5

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Lesson 5: Ezekiel 6-7

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Lesson 6: Ezekiel 8-9

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Cover of a commentary on Ezekiel you should avoid!

Lesson 7: Ezekiel 10-11

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Lesson 8: Ezekiel 12

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Lesson 9: Ezekiel 13-14

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Excerpt from the October 2001 Spiritual Sword

Lesson 10: Ezekiel 15-16

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Lesson 11: Ezekiel 17-18

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Lesson 12: Ezekiel 19-21

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Lesson 13: Ezekiel 22-24

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Lesson 14: Ezekiel 25-26

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Lesson 15: Ezekiel 27-28

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Lesson 16: Ezekiel 29-30

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Lesson 17: Ezekiel 31-32

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Lesson 18: Ezekiel 33

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Lesson 19: Ezekiel 34-35

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Lesson 20: Ezekiel 36-37

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Article on the origin of the Book of Mormon

Lesson 21: Ezekiel 38-39

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Lesson 22: Ezekiel 40 - 43:12

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Lesson 23: Ezekiel 43:13-46

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Lesson 24: Ezekiel 47-48

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Lesson 25: Kings & Kingdoms in Prophecy

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God's Plan of Salvation

You must hear the gospel and then understand and recognize that you are lost without Jesus Christ no matter who you are and no matter what your background is. The Bible tells us that “all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23) Before you can be saved, you must understand that you are lost and that the only way to be saved is by obedience to the gospel of Jesus Christ. (2 Thessalonians 1:8) Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6) “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12)

You must believe and have faith in God because “without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” (Hebrews 11:6) But neither belief alone nor faith alone is sufficient to save. (James 2:19; James 2:24; Matthew 7:21)

You must repent of your sins. (Acts 3:19) But repentance alone is not enough. The so-called “Sinner’s Prayer” that you hear so much about today from denominational preachers does not appear anywhere in the Bible. Indeed, nowhere in the Bible was anyone ever told to pray the “Sinner’s Prayer” to be saved. By contrast, there are numerous examples showing that prayer alone does not save. Saul, for example, prayed following his meeting with Jesus on the road to Damascus (Acts 9:11), but Saul was still in his sins when Ananias met him three days later (Acts 22:16). Cornelius prayed to God always, and yet there was something else he needed to do to be saved (Acts 10:2, 6, 33, 48). If prayer alone did not save Saul or Cornelius, prayer alone will not save you. You must obey the gospel. (2 Thess. 1:8)

You must confess that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. (Romans 10:9-10) Note that you do NOT need to make Jesus “Lord of your life.” Why? Because Jesus is already Lord of your life whether or not you have obeyed his gospel. Indeed, we obey him, not to make him Lord, but because he already is Lord. (Acts 2:36) Also, no one in the Bible was ever told to just “accept Jesus as your personal savior.” We must confess that Jesus is the Son of God, but, as with faith and repentance, confession alone does not save. (Matthew 7:21)

Having believed, repented, and confessed that Jesus is the Son of God, you must be baptized for the remission of your sins. (Acts 2:38) It is at this point (and not before) that your sins are forgiven. (Acts 22:16) It is impossible to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ without teaching the absolute necessity of baptism for salvation. (Acts 8:35-36; Romans 6:3-4; 1 Peter 3:21) Anyone who responds to the question in Acts 2:37 with an answer that contradicts Acts 2:38 is NOT proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ!

Once you are saved, God adds you to his church and writes your name in the Book of Life. (Acts 2:47; Philippians 4:3) To continue in God’s grace, you must continue to serve God faithfully until death. Unless they remain faithful, those who are in God’s grace will fall from grace, and those whose names are in the Book of Life will have their names blotted out of that book. (Revelation 2:10; Revelation 3:5; Galatians 5:4)