What was happening 70 years ago? Ezra begins with the promise that God made through Jeremiah 70 years previously that was now being fulfilled in the most unusual way! Review the Babylonian captivity and all the grieving done because of the destruction of the Temple and Jerusalem. This would’ve been a new generation, with very few from the original generation able to make the trip back to “start over”! Note the repetition of God’s working through all of this. What are examples of God’s working through our lives as a result of the past 70 years? What is He wanting us to do for the next 70 years?