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Lessons from Nehemiah | Week 12 – Stay Tethered   

One of the most classic hymns of redemption is Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing. The song reminds us of God’s saving and sustaining grace and how without it, we are lost in sin. The author also picks up on an all too common theme, our tendency to wonder. He writes, “Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it, Prone to leave the God I love…” Even after God shows up in big ways, the people of Israel in Nehemiah 13, begin to wonder away from His blessings. That is their story and sadly, it is often our story too. Let us be diligent and steadfast and pray like the hymnist, “Let Thy goodness, like a fetter, Bind my wandering heart to Thee.”


READ 1 Thessalonians 4:7


 For God did not call us to be impure, but to live a holy life.


Read the passage again and consider these related questions.

Discuss the meaning of the word holy.


What is the result of an unholy life? 



Read Nehemiah 13; 2 Peter 2:22; 1 Peter 1:15-16, 2:9; Matthew 26:40-41; James 1:22-25


1. Why is Bible study, prayer and Christian fellowship, essential to staying connected to God?


2. What is the danger of taking God’s grace for granted?


3. In what ways does the Holy Spirit help us in our never ending spiritual walk?


4. Discuss the importance of being called to be set apart/holy/sanctified.


5. James talks about the “perfect law,” what is he referring to?


6. Why is it important to not only share your testimony but to hear other’s as well?


7. As you reflect on the whole story of Nehemiah, what is your biggest take-a-way?

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