Prepared for HCJB Global by Jim Allen & Graham Bulmer
A warning from the Lord: Deut. 28:49-534), If you fail to obey God, he will judge you and send a foreign nation to take you into captivity. We find that warning has been carried out when we study Nehemiah.
To present a straightforward historical account of a very important time in Jewish history. It's significance for today lies in its “practical spiritual lessons, applicable to the people of God in any age as they seek to carry on His work. Especially …in times of spiritual depression and discouragement (Ezra and Nehemiah, (EBC), G. Coleman Luck, p80)
We want to divide our study into two parts. The first will move through the book chapter by chapter dealing directly with each one and asking questions to help us understand and make applications. The second part will be more “theological” in nature and will seek to look at the book as a whole, to get a glimpse of Nehemiah's theology and what led him in the direction he took.