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Remember Through Opposition

November 10, 2019 Speaker: AJ Roberts Series: Heard and Stirred

Passage: Nehemiah 4:1–4:14

Throughout the book of Nehemiah, fierce opposition takes front and center. Nehemiah's response to his foes speaks not to his own strength, but the faithfulness of his God. In the face of opposition, when God's people respond in prayerful persistence instead of force, God is rightly displayed and honored. May the church respond similarly today.

 

Reading Plan:  

Monday: Nehemiah 1 & 2

Tuesday: Nehemiah 3 & 4

Wednesday: Nehemiah 5 & 6 

Thursday: Nehemiah 7 & 8

Friday: Nehemiah 9 & 10

Saturday: Nehemiah 11 & 12

Sunday: Nehemiah 13

 

Questions: 

  1. ICE BREAKER: What's your favorite childhood cartoon or show? 

  2. What was significant about Sanballat's fury of questions? (v.2) 

  3. What are some ways you—right now—could prayerfully persist through opposition? 

  4. When is it appropriate for Christians today to pray imprecatory prayers? (Prayers that invoke the judgment, calamity or curses of God upon people) 

  5. Read verses 10-12. As a group, name a few reasons why it's vital Christians take their thoughts captive. How could this be done?

  6. What are some methods you could employ to "remember the Lord" throughout your day? 

  7. Our 3 missionary families have already faced opposition of varying forms. Please carve out time as a group to pray for them. Pray that they would remember the Lord through their challenges while determining how to prioritize their efforts. 

 

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