Moses gives excuses for not serving as God asks. God uses miracles and plagues to show who He is to both Egyptians and Israelites.
Nehemiah leads the Jews in building the walls and gates of Jerusalem. Malachi foretells the arrival of a messenger to prepare the way for the Lord. John the Baptist is born. Mary conceives through the Holy Spirit. The Word was made flesh.
Zerubbabel and Ezra restore the altar and build the foundation of the temple. Enemies try to stop the work on the temple. God moves King Darius to support the work on the temple. Ezra restores the spiritual life of Israel.
Job shows patience during suffering. Abraham demonstrates faith and receives promises from God.
Solomon builds and dedicates the temple. Solomon begins as a wise king but allows things of the world to ruin his relationship with God.
O: Ester marries a Gentile king and risks her life to save her people.
WN: The gospel of John presents Jesus as the Son of God so we will believe and have life through Him.