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BSF Lesson Nine –  05/17/2015

Weekly Devotionals

BSF Lesson Nine –  05/17/2015

Nehemiah Lesson 10

1) When was the last time you experienced joy or celebrated?

2) What were the two ways people became residents of Jerusalem (vv. 1-2)

3) What three tribes do the majority of the people come from tat are listed in Ch. 11 and 12? Look again to Matthew 1:1-3 for a reminder of which tribe Jesus would come from.

How do the following verses give a glimpse of God’s great plan for this tribe?

Genesis 49:8-10

Micah 5:3

Revelation 5:5

4) In Ch. 11:18 Nehemiah describes Jerusalem as the “holy city”. This usage of “holy city” is rare in the OT. What do you think the purpose was for mentioning the city as holy?

5) Read Ch. 12:43 together and imagine the scene. How did Israel celebrate at the rededication of the walls of Jerusalem.  (Cross reference with Ezra 3:10-13, Hebrews 13:15)

Why is praise (as a form of worship) important? Why do we do it? Why do we need to do it?

6) True or False: Joy is inseparable from God. Why? (Ps. 16:11)

9) This week spend some time looking back on your life and reflect on the times that God has been merciful and gracious to you. Spend some time reflecting on the gospel this week.