Rebuilding - Studies in Nehemiah
Because of their disobedience to God’s Word, Israel had been carried into exile. Decades later, once the Jews began returning to their land, Nehemiah learned of Jerusalem’s decrepit condition and went back to rebuild. Around 445 BC, he led his people in the hard work of renewing what had been broken. There are two major themes throughout the book: rebuilding (Ch 1-7) and recommitment (Ch 8-13). The physical restoration of Jerusalem mirrors the commitment of the returned exiles to renew their broken covenant obligations. This series explores the importance of personal and corporate faithfulness from God’s people today, and will examine the practical steps we can take to recommit ourselves to the Lord, in spite of failure.