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Nehemiah: Leading with “Heart”

Oct 13, 2013
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Key Verse

Nehemiah 4:6 says, “So we built the wall. And all the wall was joined together to half its height, for the people had a mind to work.”

Pastor Justin asked the question, “Why was the wall so important?” He went on to show us that Nehemiah understood the covenant that God made with David in 2 Samuel 7:4. The promise that God made to David was Jesus. At the time that Nehemiah was rebuilding, there was no king in Jerusalem. The people were adamant in rebuilding the wall, even in the face of the threat of battle, because the wall points to the coming King… King Jesus.

Justin also taught us about the word “leb“. In Hebrew, this word speaks of the heart, the inner man, the mind, and the will. When the people had a “mind to work”, it encompasses so much. They remembered who they are (God’s chosen people) and whose they are!


Questions to discuss as a family today

1. Whose are you? What does that mean to you and how do you live differently because of that truth?

2. Read Psalm 139 as a family. How does this impact how you live?

3. How can you prepare the city (your Neighbors) to be ready for the return of King Jesus?



Open your Bible to Psalm 139 and praise God for His promises by having a Scripture-fed prayer time. Pray this passage! Confess to God the times that you do not receive His love, and verbally ask Him to show you how you are seen in Christ. Ask God to give you specific opportunities this week to “leb” out His purpose for you in your neighborhood. Thank Him for allowing you to be a part of His great story.