Reforming Walls & People: A Study In Nehemiah

A City Needs People

Nehemiah 11 — The walls of Jerusalem were finished, but there was a reluctance among the people to take up residence in the city. In this chapter we see how this problem was solved and what it has to teach us about the present and future grace that is ours in the Lord Jesus Christ.

Supporting The Sanctuary

Nehemiah 10:32-39 — In recommitting themselves to the LORD, the people of Jerusalem determined to properly support Temple worship. This included a commitment to follow the laws concerning tithes and offerings, as well as a decision to provide additional support. As we study what the people resolved to do, we are reminded that it is…

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…