Last week we began a series called Rebuilding a City and Nation. It is the study of Nehemiah, an urban planner who joined a pastor to take on the revitalization of one of the oldest known cities. Most of its residents had been exiled 70 years before. While efforts to rebuild began a dozen years before, progress had been slow and the city was still in shambles. This effort would require courage! Enter Nehemiah. He learns some devastating news. How would he respond?
This week we will see how a good leader begins. What made Nehemiah care? How did he determine the steps to take? Who would be his partner? What was he being called to do? The answers to those questions are there in this first lesson. Perhaps this will guide us at our own difficult time of rebuilding our cities and nation.
READ: Nehemiah 1:1-11 and Hebrews 11:1-2, 6
READ the MESSAGE: Be Honest & Follow the Vision