OPEF – Nehemiah

Small Group Discussion Guide

Sermon Series: Ordinary People – Extraordinary Faith
Sermon Title:

Those of us in the work force, have a job to do! But even more

importantly, God has a Job for us to do!


Let’s Read Nehemiah 1:1-4

In vv. 3-4, what was the great trouble and distress of the remnant in Jerusalem?

How did Nehemiah respond emotionally to this news?

How did he respond spiritually to this news?

Why is this significant? The spiritual response?

Bring the Word

Read Nehemiah 2:1-6

How was the Persian King aware of Jerusalem’s condition?

What did Nehemiah do, before he answered the King in verse 5?

Nehemiah’s bold request was . . .?

A. God Has Given Us All A Great Good to Do

Read Nehemiah 4:13-16

What two things did Nehemiah do?



B. Build Your Section (HOME) First with a Sword in Hand

Read verse 16

Let’s synthesize this verse, how do you think this applies to you and your home today?

Read Ephesians 6:12

TRUTH – Our families are under attack today?

According to this verse, where is the attack coming from?

Why do you think the evil powers of darkness would want to attack your family?

Bring it Home:

Personal Application:

C. Don’t Get Distracted!

Read Nehemiah 6:1-3

What was Sanballat and Geshem’s evil plan?

How did Nehemiah respond?

Truth: When your’e doing a good work, there will be distractions!

Don’t go to the O-NO valley!

Close it out:

In summary . . .

  1. We all have a job (a great good) to do.
  2. That job of building and protecting starts in our section (family and home).
  3. We must not get distracted from the job!

What was your one compelling take-a-way this week?

Let’s Pray

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