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06 Nehemiah, rebuilding the wall

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tips; don’t make a big deal about the “series”, just preach
Nehemiah has a burden (ch. 1)
As soon as I heard these words I sat down and wept and mourned for days, and I continued fasting and praying before the God of heaven. And I said, “O Lord God of heaven, the great and awesome God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments,
Nehemiah trusts God for the impossible (ch. 2)
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Nehemiah trusts God for the impossible (ch. 2)
Then the king said to me, “What are you requesting?” So I prayed to the God of heaven. And I said to the king, “If it pleases the king, and if your servant has found favor in your sight, that you send me to Judah, to the city of my fathers’ graves, that I may rebuild it.”

4 Then the king said to me, “What are you requesting?” So I prayed to the God of heaven. 5 And I said to the king, “If it pleases the king, and if your servant has found favor in your sight, that you send me to Judah, to the city of my fathers’ graves, that I may rebuild it.”

The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2016). (). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.
The Project Gets Underway (ch. 3)
50 names of Jews who came from all over, various backgrounds, various trades, various skills, but all who came together as one. These are the faithful.
Nehemiah leads the people to trust God through opposition (ch. 4)

Do not be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome, and fight for your brothers, your sons, your daughters, your wives, and your homes.”

4:14 “Do not be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome, and fight for your brothers, your sons, your daughters, your wives, and your homes. ....20 In the place where you hear the sound of the trumpet, rally to us there. Our God will fight for us.”
Nehemiah deals with corruption and oppression of the poor. He leads by his own generosity (5)
20 In the place where you hear the sound of the trumpet, rally to us there. Our God will fight for us.”
Nehemiah stays strong in the face of conspiracy and fear (ch.6)
Wall is complete, Nehemiah reviews genealogies. (ch. 7)
This was most likely Ezra’s list since it is almost identical to the one given in .
Section 2 of Nehemiah - Reforming the people
Ezra renews the covenant (ch. 8)
The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2016). (). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.
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