Week of June 7

Week of June 7

June 7: Nehemiah 8

1) Once the walls were completed, what did Ezra and the Levites do at the people's request (see v. 1-8)?

  1. Opened the word of God and read for six hours
  2. Taught all who could understand
  3. Led the people to bless the God of Heaven
  4. Helped the people understand with a view toward application
  5. All of the above

2) When the people wept because of their sins exposed by the word, what did the leaders command that they do first (see v.10) and what festival did they celebrate (see v. 13-18)?

June 8: Nehemiah 9

1) After the celebration, there was a Solemn Assembly that included what activities?

  1. Assembled with fasting and in sackcloth
  2. Separated themselves from all foreigners
  3. Confessed their sins and the iniquities of their fathers
  4. Worshiped the Lord their God
  5. All of the above

2) After the prayer of repentance in v. 5-37, what did the leaders resolve to do (v. 38)?

June 9: Nehemiah 10

1) What were the primary contents of the covenant the people made with the LORD (v. 28-31)?

  1. To walk in God's Law and do all the commandments of the Lord
  2. To forbid our children from intermarrying with the pagan neighbors
  3. To refuse to buy or sell on the Sabbath or on a holy day
  4. To forego the crops and the exaction of every debt during the Sabbath year
  5. All of the above

2) What did they promise not to neglect (v. 39)?

June 10: Nehemiah 11

1) For what reason did the people cast lots (see v. 1-2)?

  1. To see who would win the big prize
  2. To decide who would move into Jerusalem
  3. To decide who would be the new mayor of Jerusalem
  4. None of the above

2) Who had oversight of the outward business of the house of God (see v. 16)?

June 11: Nehemiah 12

1) Why did the people hold a dedication ceremony?

  1. Completion of the Temple
  2. Completion of the Royal Palace
  3. Completion of the Walls around Jerusalem
  4. None of the above

2) How did the people demonstrate their thankfulness to God for His goodness (see v. 43)?

June 12: Nehemiah 13

1) Upon returning to Jerusalem a decade after having resumed his duties in the Persian court as cupbearer, what disturbing developments did he find and what did he do about it?

  1. Threw out Tobiah, their adversary, and all his stuff from the temple
  2. Called out the leaders for failing to keep their commitment to the Levites
  3. Pointed out God's law to those profaning the Sabbath
  4. Punched out some of the men who had intermarried with pagans
  5. All of the above

2) What was Nehemiah's final prayer (v. 38)?

June 13: Discussion Questions

1) What passage uniquely spoke to you this week?

2) What insights did you gain about God?

3) What application might this have to what is happening in the world today?

4) How would God have you apply this truth to your life?