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Powered by 4 - Sept. 18, 2010

  • 2010 Sep 18

Saturday, September 18

Hello Nehemiah

today's reading.
Nehemiah 1:1-11     The words of Nehemiah the son of Hacaliah. Now it happened in the month of Chislev, in the twentieth year, as I was in Susa the capital...
Nehemiah 1

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What do you learn here about who Nehemiah is? Nehemiah is a leader in the making. What place is prayer to have in a leader's life? Is that true of you?

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Today we start a 3 week journey through the Book of Nehemiah. We'll also be starting a 3 week series on Back to the Bible on Monday called Nehemiah: Effective Leadership for the 21st Century. So plan to join Dr. Kroll and me on Monday because there's a lot to learn from Nehemiah.

Nehemiah 1 introduces us to the man Nehemiah, a Jew living in captivity with the job of cupbearer to the king. As we start out, Nehemiah has just received disturbing news about the Jews who remained in Jerusalem and the run down condition of the city. Nehemiah's heart is heavy, so he does the only thing he is able to do at this point--he prays. And what a tender, sincere prayer it is.

So what did you see in Nehemiah's prayer that you might put into practice with your own prayers? Was there a particular action by Nehemiah or an element of his prayer that caught your attention today? Tami W.

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