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Series

THIS UPCOMING

WEEK'S PASSAGE:

Nehemiah 8

 

SPEAKER:   Josh McKay

QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER FOR THIS UPCOMING SUNDAY:

In order to prepare you for next week, read Nehemiah 8 ...

-What are some of the things that stuck out to you as you read? What questions do you have 

-In verse 2 it mentions Ezra came and brought the Law before the people.  Read Ezra 7:1-10. Who was Ezra and qualifications did he have? 

-Teaching God’s Law is the main action that takes place in this passage.  What responses do you see to God’s law being read and taught? (by the people or leaders)

-Read Deuteronomy 31:10-13. The reading of the law before the whole assembly was required at the Feast of Booths in the Jubilee year (every 7 years). It had been ignored since Israel had been taken into captivity in Babylon. How does that shed light on the importance of what takes place in this chapter (vs. 13-17)?

-Have you had periods of neglect of God’s Word? What things can you put in place to guard against apathy towards God’s Word?

-The Israelites celebrate and marvel at understanding God’s Word.  Take a moment and ponder anything you have learned from God’s Word recently.  Celebrate and thank God for his revelation! (If you are in a group share something with another that you have learned)

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