NEHEMIAH: THE CAPTIVE CUPBEARER REBUILDS A NATION
BIBLE BASIS: Nehemiah 2:11–20
BIBLE TRUTH: Nehemiah rallies the Israelites to rebuild the walls and reinstitute Sabbath worship.
MEMORY VERSE: “Then said I unto them, Ye see the distress that we are in, how Jerusalem lieth waste, and the gates thereof are burned with fire: come, and let us build up the wall of Jerusalem, that we be no more a reproach” (Nehemiah 2:17, KJV).
LESSON AIM: By the end of this lesson, we will ANALYZE why Nehemiah restored the walls of Jerusalem and revived the Sabbath law, APPRECIATE Nehemiah’s feelings and behavior in restoring the wall and reforming Jewish worship, and IDENTIFY ways to restore worn parts of the faith community and revive traditions that honor God.
BACKGROUND SCRIPTURES: Nehemiah 2:11-20; 13:1–22—Incorporate insights gained from the Background Scriptures into your lesson.