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Nehemiah

In our "One Book" series Nehemiah tells the story about rebuilding the walls around the city of Jerusalem. In just 52 days this great work is accomplished. But what is significant to consider is how Nehemiah serves as a great example of leadership. In this lesson, which surveys the book named after him, we'll highlight some of those great leadership characteristics. (passages of importance: Neh. 1, 3, 4 and 13).

By |2019-07-08T19:10:19-05:00July 7th, 2019|Nehemiah, One Book|

Ezra

The book of Ezra documents two groups of exiles returning from the seventy-year Babylonian exile. After considering the two groups and what seems to be their goals, we offer some practical considerations for Christians today.

By |2019-06-21T19:34:53-05:00June 16th, 2019|Ezra, One Book|

2 Kings

While the story of the kings is the majority in these books, a secondary story-line is about the prophets Elijah and Elisha. In 2 Kings 5, Elisha gives a Syrian army hero a simple remedy for his leprosy. This lesson tracts the journey Naaman took to learn find his remedy.

By |2019-06-10T18:51:45-05:00May 26th, 2019|2 Kings, One Book|

1 Kings

The book of 1 Kings is one of triumph and tragedy. The kingdom of Israel starts off united and eventually ends in division. The kingship of Jeroboam is the focus of this lesson. He reminds us that convenience isn't always the best thing especially if it involves changing what God has commanded.

By |2019-06-10T18:45:31-05:00May 12th, 2019|1 Kings, One Book|

A Mom on a Mission

Moses was a boy with two mothers. It was a unique situation that resulted in him living in the Egyptian palace as the son of Pharaoh's daughter. But before that, his mother, Jochebed, had the opportunity to give Moses what he needed for life. This story reminds mothers of any generation about their opportunities to do the same.

By |2019-06-10T18:43:59-05:00May 12th, 2019|Exodus, Sermons|

2 Samuel

On the heels of the tragic events of David's sin with Bathsheba, 2 Samuel 12 tells the story of Nathan coming to David to confront him regarding his sin. What Nathan shows us is how to talk to others about their sin.

By |2019-05-07T20:38:52-05:00May 5th, 2019|2 Samuel, One Book|