Sunday, August 2, 2015

TAKE TIME August 3-8, 2015 Schedule

Introduction:  Nehemiah saw the building of the wall through to completion but there was more work to be done. The people needed to be prepared to enter into the covenant relationship with the LORD once more.

  • Monday - Nehemiah 7:1-38
  • Tuesday - Nehemiah 7:39-73
  • Wednesday - Nehemiah chapter 8
  • Thursday - Nehemiah chapter 9
  • Friday - Nehemiah chapter 10
  • Saturday - Nehemiah chapter 11
Memory Verse

 And Ezra blessed the LORD, the great God. And all the people answered, Amen, Amen, with lifting up their hands: and they bowed their heads, and worshipped the LORD with their faces to the ground. 
Nehemiah 8:6

Prayer Journal (ACTS)
  • Adoration - Praise God for being the Covenant Keeper. We have read over and over again that He allowed the people of Israel to return multiple times to a covenant relationship with Him in spite of the fact that they kept breaking it. (He has made a covenant with us, too, sealed by the Holy Spirit through the blood of Jesus Christ. He keeps the Covenant even when we are unfaithful.)
  • Confession - Ask God to reveal hidden sin in your life and then confess it.
  • Thanksgiving - Thank God for any answers to your prayers.
  • Supplication - What are your prayer requests this week? List them for future reference so that you can see how God answers.

Search the Scriptures

Look for references for each of the following:
  • Promises that God made and to whom He made them. Do they apply to you?
  • References that either refer to or infer something about future events.
  • What does this passage teach about Jesus?
  • Commandments that God made and to whom He made them. Do they apply to you?

Putting the Word into Action
After the work on the wall was complete God put it into Nehemiah's heart to purge the ranks by checking everyone's credentials, in the case of the Jewish priests and nobles it was their genealogies. Although we cannot look upon the hearts of men, women, boys, and girls, to see if their professions of faith are real there should be some evidence that they have the proper "credentials" attesting to a new birth. Take time this week to begin to disciple a new convert. The work is not done when someone says they believe. The next step is to teach them just as Jesus said to do in the Great Commission. (And this is not just a one-week assignment either! It takes time to properly train a disciple.)

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Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.
Psalms 19:14 (KJV)