Lessons in Outline from Nehemiah

John Riddle, Cheshunt, England [SEE PROFILE BELOW]

Category: Study

Chapters 1-3. How to tackle a task for God.

  • Chapter 1. Our work must be born out of personal concern; ‘moved with compassion’, Matt. 9. 36.
  • Chapter 2. Our work must be preceded by personal preparation; ‘prepared unto every good work’, 2 Tim. 2. 21.
  • Chapter 3. Our work must proceed with a sense of personal responsibility; ‘workers together’, 2 Cor. 6. 1.

Chapters 4-6. How to deal with the difficulties we meet.

  • Chapter 4. The work threatened by opposition without; ‘watch and pray’, Matt. 26. 41.
  • Chapter 5. The work threatened by dissatisfaction within ; ‘consider one another’, Heb. 10. 24.
  • Chapter 6. The work threatened by compromise and infiltration; ‘try the spirits whether that are of God’, 1 John 4. 1.

Chapters 7-12. How to plan for prosperous spiritual lives.

  • Chapter 7. The registration of their names; ‘written in the Lamb’s book of life’, Rev. 21. 27.
  • Chapter 8. The reading of Scripture; ‘give attendance to reading’, 1 Tim. 4. 13.
  • Chapter 9. The review of their history; ‘all these things happened unto them for ensamples’, 1 Cor. 10. 11.
  • Chapter 10. Their resolution to obey; ‘we will serve the Lord’, Josh. 24. 15.
  • Chapter 11. The recognition of their centre; ‘set your affection on things above’. Col. 3. 2.
  • Chapter 12. Their rejoicing in God’s goodness; ‘In every thing give thanks’, 1 Thess. 5. 18.

Chapter 13. How to become a backsliding Christian.

  • ‘Ye did run well; who did hinder you’, Gal. 5. 7.

AUTHOR PROFILE: John Riddle is an elder in the assembly meeting at Mill Lane Chapel, Cheshunt, and serves the Lord in written and oral ministry throughout the UK where his gifts are much appreciated. He took early retirement from business as a pensions executive.