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Prayer and Praise (Nehemiah 9:1-5) - 8/31/22

INTRO

  • The wall is finished.

  • Now Nehemiah prepares the people to succeed

  • Chapters 8–13 is the preparation of the spiritual people

  • A spiritual revival – A Nation/People set apart for God

  • Nehemiah continues to encourage REVIVAL within the people.

  • We do not need to overthink what brings upon TRUE REVIVAL


They prepared to encounter God – v. 1

  • Gathered

  • Assembled

  • We are meant to be TOGETHER

  • Corporate worship (Singing, Praying)

  • Fasted

  • Set aside, so they could meet with God

  • In sackcloth

  • Earth on their heads

They pursued holiness in fear of God – v. 2

  • Separated themselves

  • From the ways of the world

  • Contrary to God’s ways

  • FOR THE PURPOSE OF HOLINESS

  • Confessed sin

  • Individually

  • Corporately

  • Confession and Repentance

  • Acknowledgment OF the sin

  • Sorrow OVER the sin

  • Turning FROM the sin

They positioned themselves to hear from God – v. 3

  • Stood

  • Read from book of the law

  • Quarter of the day

  • With expectation

  • Confessed after hearing

The voice of God. The Word of God

  • Hear

  • Believe

  • Respond

With a joyful heart they praised God – vv. 4-5

  • Scripture – He speaks to us

  • Praise – We speak to Him

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