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Previous Sessions' Materials

. . . Session 1 . . .



    • To read Nehemiah, chapter 1:1–4, click here.

    • To listen to Nehemiah, chapter 1, click here.

    • To see a Scripture Picture for this session, click here.



1.   How does Nehemiah's compassionate heart stir your own heart to love and serve?

2.   How did it affect you to learn that Nehemiah heard about the Jew's suffering while living in a Persian resort?

3.   What was it about Gloria's interview that struck you the most? How did she inspire, challenge, and encourage you?



. . . Session 2 . . .



    • To read Nehemiah, chapter 1:5–2:12, click here.

    • To listen to Nehemiah, chapter 1 and 2, click here.

    • To see a Scripture Picture for this session, click here.



1.   How has today's teaching caused you to think differently about repentance? (See Nehemiah 1:6–7)?

2.   In what ways does personal repentance free you from constantly focussing on the sin and shortcomings of others?

3.   How did Katie's story impact the way you think about repentance? What impacted you the most??



. . . Session 3 . . .



    • To read Nehemiah, chapter 2:13–4:23, click here.

    • To listen to Nehemiah, chapter 2, 3, and 4, click here.

    • To see Scripture Pictures for this session, click here and here.



1.   Nehemiah 1:3 tells us that Jerusalem lay in disgrace. Nehemiah 2:18 explains Nehemiah planned to remove the disgrace with God's help. Discuss the ways Nehemiah's plan to deal with the disgrace encourages you to practically be a minister of reconciliation? (See 2 Corinthians 5:17–21.)

2.   Where has God removed your own disgrace? (Don't feel pressured to share beyond your comfort level.)

3.   What spoke to you the most in the Minter family interview?



. . . Session 4 . . .



    • To read Nehemiah, chapter 5:1–7:60, click here.

    • To listen to Nehemiah, chapter 5, 6, and 7, click here.

    • To see a Scripture Picture for this session, click here.



1.   Nehemiah cared enough to lay down what was rightfully his. How did learning this cause you to think differently about what is "yours," and how you can use what God has given you for others?

2.   Discuss the differences between giving to the poor and identifying with them.

3.   Pastor Joao and Maria left a comfortable life in Manaus to serve the village of Puru Puru. How did their story challenge and/or encourage you?



. . . Session 5 . . .



    • To read Nehemiah, chapter 7:61–8:16, click here.

    • To listen to Nehemiah, chapter 7 and 8, click here.

    • To see a Scripture Picture for this session, click here.



1.   Discuss the specific ways God's Word has changed, comforted, saved, inspired, convicted, or moved you.

2.   Understanding that God's words to us are directly connected to our joy, describe how this encourages you to spend more time with Him and in His Word.

3.   How is Carissa's story of adopting Belle a picture of your own adoption through Jesus? In what ways can you practically love the orphan, widow, foreigner, sufferer?



. . . Session 6 . . .



    • To read Nehemiah, chapter 8:17–10:39, click here.

    • To listen to Nehemiah, chapter 8, 9, and 10, click here.

    • To see a Scripture Picture for this session, click here.



1.   How did hearing about the Israelites' "Here we are" moment (Neh. 9:36) make you think about where you are today and where God desires you to be?

2.   Galatians 5:1 says, "It is for freedom that Christ has set us free" (NIV). What does this freedom look like in your life? In what areas are you struggling to live out the freedom for which He's set you free?

3.   Linda Leathers works with women who've been set free from prison but who need freedom of soul. What about her ministry to these women inspired you the most?




— Become the hands and feet of Jesus; continue loving and serving. —


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