F.Y.I. CORNER


The Years of Return


Nehemiah 1-2


A Biblical Study

Nehemiah 1-2

THE YEARS OF RETURN


A TIME TO BUILD UP

 

F.Y.I. CORNER

 


1.

NEHEMIAH - a Jewish cupbearer to Persian King Artaxerxes at the Palace Shushan; came with a royal decree to help continue the reforming process that Ezra had begun12 years earlier; saw the wall completed in a brief span of 52 days (6:15); timeline of completion approximately 431 BC

2.

TERRIBLE (3372) - to fear; to revere

 

Nothing Else but Sorrow of Heart


NEHEMIAH 1

1.        What information was brought to Nehemiah concerning the condition of the Jews in Jerusalem? (1:3)

2.        How did Nehemiah react? (1:4)

3.        Read the prayer of Nehemiah (1:5-11).

         What did Nehemiah ask God to do? (vs. 6)

         What did he express next? (vs. 7)

         What did he ask God to recall? (vs. 8-9) Deut. 4:27-31; 30:1-6

         How did Nehemiah conclude? (vs. 11)

NEHEMIAH 2

4.        What was Nehemiahs title? (1:11; 2:1)

5.        In the 20th year of Artaxerxes, what did the king ask Nehemiah? (2:2)

6.        What did Nehemiah admit to him?

         Vs. 3

         Vs. 5

7.        What did the king agree to give to him?

         Vs. 7

         Vs. 8

8.        After Nehemiah had returned to Jerusalem, what kind of condition did he find it in?

         Vs. 14

         Vs. 17

9.        After being ridiculed by his opponents, how did Nehemiah reply? (2:20) The God of heaven, he will _________ us, therefore we his servants will __________ and ___________: but ye have no ____________, nor right, nor memorial in _________.




God of Heaven, He Will Prosper Us


Each one of us has been, or will be, shattered by something that has been broken in our lives. Sometimes our hearts are broken because of a consequence to our sin, and sometimes our hearts have been broken through a time of spiritual testing.

1.        REALIZE: what stands true through out time? Ecclesiastes 3: 1-3

2.        EXPECT this Time to Break Down. What has to be broken?

         Psalm 51:17; 34:18-19

         Proverbs 15:13

3.        EXPECT this Time to Build Up. What has to be built up? Psalm 127:1-2

4.        WHO actually does the building up?

         Psalm 147: 2

         Ezekiel 36: 35-36

5.        EXPECT times of ridicule, like Nehemiah faced. Why?

         Proverbs 14: 2-3, 6

         I Corinthians 2:14

6. EXAMINE the result: Matt. 13:19-23


SUGGESTION FOR PRAYER
 

   Pray to humbly accept Gods will in the time we are broken down.

   Pray to lean on the comfort that God will prosper us, in the time of building up.

VERSE OF THE WEEK

 

The Lord doth build up Jerusalem: he gathereth together the outcasts of Israel. He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds. -Psalm 147:2-3