Prayer Meeting: Nehemiah and the Law


Title: Prayer Meeting: Nehemiah and the Law

  1. Meta
    1. Presented: 2023-04-19: RHI Prayer Meeting
    2. Closing Song: Give Me the Bible
  2. Importance of discussion-based Bible study
    1. “As we approach the end, I have seen that in these meetings [camp meetings] there will be less preaching, and more Bible study. There will be little groups all over the grounds, with their Bibles in their hands, and different ones leading out in a free, conversational study of the Scriptures. GW 407.4
    2. “This was the method that Christ taught His disciples. When the great throngs gathered about the Saviour, He would give instruction to the disciples and to the multitude. Then after the discourse, the disciples would mingle with the people, and repeat to them what Christ had said. Often the hearers had misapplied Christ’s words, and the disciples would tell them what the Scriptures said, and what Christ had taught that they said.” GW 408.1
  3. Nehemiah 8:1-8
    1. What did Ezra’s associates do as the law was being read to the people?
  4. Nehemiah 8:9-12
    1. How were the people supposed to respond to the reading of the law? Why?
  5. Two Passages: Nehemiah 8:13-18; 13:1-3
    1. How did the people respond to what they learned from the law?
  6. Individual quiet reflection: Ask God what He wants you to do with what you’ve just studied.
  7. Groups: How will your life be different as a result of this study?