Broken and Restored

Jewish tradition identifies Nehemiah himself as the primary author of this historical book. Much of the book is written from his first-person perspective. Nothing is known about his youth or background; we meet him as an adult serving in the Persian royal court as the personal cupbearer to King Artaxerxes (Nehemiah 1:11–2:1). This prestigious position reveals something of Nehemiah’s upright character. Though he remained in Persia after the exiles had been allowed to go home, he was highly interested in the state of affairs in Judah (his brother Hanani [1:2] had returned there earlier).

Cupbearer to the King Part 1 (Nehemiah 1:1-11) 
1-4-15, Steve Svendsen

Cupbearer to the King Part 2 (Nehemiah 1:1-11)
1-11-15, Steve Svendsen

Let Us Arise and Build (Nehemiah 2:11-20)
1-25-15, Steve Svendsen

Next to Them (Nehemiah 3:1-32)
2-01-15, Steve Svendsen

 

Singing the Blues (Nehemiah 4:1-23)
02-08-15, Steve Svendsen

Unpacking the Word (Nehemiah 8:1-12)
3-08-15, Steve Svendsen

Applying the Word (Nehemiah 8:13-18)
3-15-15, Steve Svendsen

The Exertion of Worship, Part 1 (Nehemiah 9:1-38)
3-22-15, Steve Svendsen

The Exertion of Worship, Part 2 (Nehemiah 9:1-38)
3-29-15, Steve Svendsen

 

The Exertion of Worship, Part 3 (Nehemiah 9:1-38)
4-12-15, Steve Svendsen

The Exertion of Worship, Part 4 (Nehemiah 9:1-38)
4-19-15, Steve Svendsen

We Will Not Neglect the House of Our God (Nehemiah 10:1-39)
4-26-15, Steve Svendsen

Take One for the Team (Nehemiah 11:1-36)
5-3-15, Steve Svendsen

Time to Celebrate (Nehemiah 12:1-47)
5-10-15, Steve Svendsen

Contending for the Faith Part 1(Nehemiah 12:1-47)
5-24-15, Steve Svendsen

Contending for the Faith Part 1(Nehemiah 12:1-47)
5-24-15, Steve Svendsen