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BSF Lesson Five – 3/22/2015

Weekly Devotionals

BSF Lesson Five – 3/22/2015

Nehemiah 4

1) How do you handle things when they don’t go your way?

2) What tactics did Sanballat and Tobiah use to discourage the Jews from rebuilding the city walls?

3) Why was Sanballat so angry?

4) How did Nehemiah respond specifically to the taunts and plots of his enemies (vv. 4-5)? What is the source of Nehemiah’s strength?

5) Review Nehemiah 4. What are some of the ways Nehemiah prepared his people for possible attacks?

6) How does Nehemiah specifically handle despair that comes from opposition? (vv. 10-12) What does he say and what does he do? (vv. 13-15)

7) What does it look like for you to hold a sword at your side while you work?

8) Repeatedly we are reminded that God is watching and listening in this story. How does Nehemiah remind us of this in vv. 15-20?

9) In what specific situation do you plan to be vigilant against opposition / despair this week?

10) What can you do to fight opposition / despair in your context?