Week of May 31

Week of May 31

May 31: Esther 7-10

1) What did Queen Esther ask of the king when he offered her as much as half his kingdom (7:3-4)?

  1. A house at the Beach and the Mountains
  2. A bag of gold and silver
  3. Her life and the life of her people
  4. None of the above

2) After the defeat and death of the wicked Haman and the dramatic reversal for the Jews that was all obviously orchestrated by the Providence of God, what new Feast was instituted (see 9:20-32)?

June 1: Ezra 7-8

1) What habits did Ezra the scribe set his heart to that would be good for us all to follow (see 7:10)?

  1. Study the Law of the Lord
  2. Do it
  3. Teach God's statutes and rules in Israel
  4. All of the above

2) Before setting out on their journey from Exile back to the Promised Land, what did Ezra lead the people in doing (see 8:21-23)?

June 2: Ezra 9-10

1) When Ezra arrived, what great sin had the people committed for which he was deeply grieved and pleaded with the Lord in intercessory prayer?

  1. Returned to idolatry
  2. Committed injustice
  3. Intermarried with pagans
  4. None of the above

2) Once confronted, how did the people respond (see chapter 10)?

June 3: Nehemiah 1-3

1) What was Nehemiah's response to his brother Hanani's report of the sad situation of the broken-down walls back in Jerusalem?

  1. He wept and mourned for days
  2. He fasted and prayed before God for months
  3. He made a bold request of the Persian king to lead a rebuilding effort
  4. All of the above

2) How did the people respond to Nehemiah's challenge to rebuild the walls, which had the backing of the Persian king and was marked by the providential hand of God?

June 4: Nehemiah 4-5

1) When enemies threatened, the work began to slow, and the people became discouraged, how did Nehemiah rally them (see 4:14)?

  1. Do not be afraid of them
  2. Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome
  3. Fight for your brothers, your sons, your daughters, your wives, and your homes
  4. All of the above

2) What example did Nehemiah set when he became governor (see 5:14-19)?

June 5: Nehemiah 6-7

1) When the plot to take his life began coming to light, what did Nehemiah do at every turn (see 6:9,14)?

  1. Arm himself with more weapons
  2. Assign more guards
  3. Ask God for His help
  4. None of the above

2) With the walls completed in an astounding 52 days, what did God prompt Nehemiah to do next (7:5)?

June 6: 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?