Reforming Walls & People: A Study In Nehemiah

Marriage God’s Way

Nehemiah 10:1-30 — It is the response after one says “Amen” that truly matters, for that proves the authenticity of what was prayed. A glorious prayer had just been prayed. Confession was made for the sins of the people but it didn’t just stop with prayer, there was practical change. Spiritual reformation began with the people…

The Role Of Fasting In The Christian Life

Nehemiah 9:1-3 –As a sign of repentance the people of Jerusalem undertook a fast. The Word of God had been preached and they began to recognise and acknowledge their sin. Their example opens up the whole question of fasting and what the Bible says about it. Is it something Christians are commanded to practice? What…

The Problem Of Bible Illiteracy

Nehemiah 8 — There is a glaring deficit of Biblical knowledge in our world today. Most people know very little about what the Bible says and we are witnessing the consequences. This was much the same in Nehemiah’s day, although the big difference is that the people wanted to know what the Bible says and…

Mission Accomplished

Nehemiah 6:15-16 — The walls of Jerusalem were finished and it took Nehemiah and his team just 52 days! How was this possible, especially given the opposition that Nehemiah faced? That’s the question Pastor Brendan answers in this lesson and in doing so we learn about what it takes to experience success in the Christian life.

Helping Our Leaders

Nehemiah 6:1-14 — The rebuilding of the wall was just about complete. Nehemiah’s enemies had thus far failed in their efforts to stop the work. In their frustration they launched one last series of attacks, but this time they were different. They tried to deceive to Nehemiah, to slander him, and to draw him into…

Confronting & Being Confronted

Nehemiah 5 — Opposition from without was bad enough, but in this chapter we see Nehemiah having to deal with opposition from within. This was perhaps a greater threat to the rebuilding work than the ones he’d faced before. In this study, Pastor Brendan explains the issue that was dividing the inhabitants of Jerusalem and…

What Would It Take?

Nehemiah 4:7-23 — What would it take for us to quit following Christ? How do we endure the opposition that inevitably comes when we try to live as Jesus called us to? Could our view of the Christian life and prayer be hindering rather than helping us? These are the questions we consider as Pastor…

A Call To Build

Nehemiah 2:9-20 — After a lengthy and difficult journey from Sushan, Nehemiah arrived at Jerusalem. It was perhaps the first time he had seen the city and sadly, it was in a terrible condition. With a small group of men he surveyed the ruined walls by night and began to plan the rebuilding work. He then…

Achieving Great Things For God

Nehemiah 2:1-8 — In this text we come to the most critical point in the narrative of the Book. It was against the custom of the Persian court to appear sad in the king’s presence, but this is exactly what Nehemiah did! How did King Artaxerxes respond? What did Nehemiah say when he was questioned? Did…

Powerful Prayers

Nehemiah 1:4-11 — When Nehemiah learned what life was like for those who’d returned to Jerusalem his first response was to pray. How he prayed and what he prayed is recorded in this text and as we study it, we discover the Biblical pattern for prayer. Nehemiah’s prayer has all the the elements of the…