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The Joy of the Lord

In the eighth chapter of the book of Nehemiah, following the completion of rebuilding the wall of Jerusalem, all the people of Israel (men, women and children who are old enough to understand) assemble in Jerusalem in the square before the Water Gate. Ezra the scribe brings out the Book of the Law of Moses, …

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Rebuilding the Walls: Opposition

Back in the 5th century, Augustine asked, “Why does truth inspire such hatred?” Opposition is a real thing, and don’t think it ain’t. When Nehemiah organized the Israelites to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem in chapters 3 and 4 of the book of Nehemiah, they faced real opposition from their enemies. This opposition included verbal …

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Lessons from a Downcast Guy

This week, the Lord has been using scripture from Nehemiah to feed my spirit. I have been using our church’s scripture reading plan for my quiet time, since I myself am not attending Bible Study Fellowship, (like the Big Bison and the kids are). Nehemiah was the cup bearer to the King of Persia, in …

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