September 18, 2013
Reference: Nehemiah 1; Acts 1 & 2
Topic: “What Are the Needs?”
The lesson aim is to show that we all have a role to play in the building of God’s kingdom. More importantly, the “work” is not for one person nor can it be completed without a collaboration of folks working together. The enemy has managed to use the same strategy of “divide and conquer” to hinder the “work” of the ministry.
Last week, we broke ground on the foundation for building new relationships and strengthening existing connections to the “Holy One”. As we embark upon this present journey to reconciliation, we must consider the current state of the church and its relationship with the God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
In our study of Nehemiah, Acts and Philippians, each book provides us with a description of what happens when God calls us to a “work” for HIM. In your assessment of each situation, take a close look at the similarities that supports the premise of our argument that we’re all called to this “work”.
RECAP (Read: Nehemiah 1:2-3) “That Hanani, one of my brethren, came, he and certain men of Judah; and I asked them concerning the Jews that had escaped, which were left of the captivity, and concerning Jerusalem. 3 And they said unto me, the remnant that are left of the captivity there in the province are in great affliction and reproach: the wall of
also is broken down, and the gates
thereof are burned with fire.” KJV Jerusalem
What is the Nehemiah’s reaction to the report?
What is Nehemiah’s first action in response to the news?
Review the content of his prayer:
(Read: Acts 1:8) “But ye shall receive power, (after that) the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in
and in all Judaea, and in ,
and unto the uttermost part of the earth.” KJV Samaria
How does the fellowship respond to Jesus’ instructions? (Read: Luke 24:29)
What is the apostle’s response to the loss of their brother Judas?
What course of action did they take to move forward in the “work”? (Read: Acts 1:22-26)