Sunday, October 3
Nehemiah 13:15-31 In those days I saw in Judah people treading winepresses on the Sabbath, and bringing in heaps of grain and loading them on donkeys, and also wine, grapes, figs, and all kinds of loads, which they brought into Jerusalem on the Sabbath day. And I warned them on the day when they sold food...
think about it.
Describe the economic problem here and the action Nehemiah takes (13:15-22). What's the second big problem (13:23-24)? Nehemiah is zealous for God's people to be holy and committed. How would you describe your desire for personal holiness? For your family or community to be committed to God?
Well, it's our final day in Nehemiah and, not surprisingly, Nehemiah's leadership skills continue to shine. Today we see Nehemiah acting to restore proper practices in a number of areas and he went about doing this, we see Nehemiah being bold both with his words and his actions. That's not easy to do, but there are times when it's necessary.
We've spent two weeks reading in Nehemiah here on P4 and we've also been learning about "Effective Leadership" on Back to the Bible. So what did you learn from Nehemiah about leadership? Was there a particular principle (or maybe several) that you found helpful and are putting into action? Tami W.
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