Topics for 12/04/18

Story of the Book - Ezra and Nehemiah

  • Ezra was probably the most important teacher in the Old Testament. His teaching is discussed in Ezra 7 and Nehemiah 8-9. How does his teaching compare to other Biblical teachers (style, content, setting, crowds), and what can we learn from his example for our own teaching?
  • Nehemiah was gifted in planning and oversight. What things did he do to make his people more likely to succeed? Also, what does the Bible say about planning for the future while also trusting in God (something at which Nehemiah excelled)?