Old Testament

Nehemiah: Rebuilding the Walls

So the wall was completed on the twenty-fifth of Elul, in fifty-two days. When all our enemies heard about this, all the surrounding nations were afraid and lost their self-confidence, because they realized that this work had been done with the help of our God. (Nehemiah 6:15-16)

The book of Nehemiah is designed to teach us that only with God's help can we actually change ourselves and recover from the damage and ruin of the past. In an individual's life the rebuilding of the walls is a picture of re-establishing the strength of that life.

Principles of Reconstruction
Don't Despair -- Begin to Repair Nehemiah 1
Don't Hesitate -- Investigate! Nehemiah 2
Don't be Paralyzed -- Get Organized! Nehemiah 3
Don't Back Down -- Build Up Nehemiah 4, 5
Don't Vacillate -- Perpetuate! Nehemiah 6, 7
The Shining Light Nehemiah 8
Let us Bow before our Maker Nehemiah 9:1-37
The New Resolve Nehemiah 9:38-10:39
The Ways God Works Nehemiah 11:1 - 12:26
The Sound of Rejoicing Nehemiah 12:27-47
Looking for a Few Good Men Nehemiah 13:1-14
Preventing Burnout and Preserving Power Nehemiah 13:15-31