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Bring Out the Book

Bring Out the Book

Is emphasis on reading God’s Word in church preferential, cultural, or Biblical? Alistair Begg explains that Nehemiah 8 sets a pattern for the centrality of God’s Word within the fellowship of God’s people. 50,000 people gathered with Nehemiah, united in devotion to expectantly hear God’s Word proclaimed. They responded with hands lifted in worship and faces bowed in contrition, reminding us that our posture before the Lord reveals our hearts.

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God's Work, God's Way, Volume 1

The people of Israel returned from exile and joyously rebuilt the temple, but joy gave way to discouragement as the city of Jerusalem lay in ruins. Enter Nehemiah: a gifted leader moved to action by compassion for his people and concern for the glory of God. But the Book of Nehemiah isn’t a tutorial on leadership. It’s the record of God’s faithfulness to His people as He equipped them to do His work for His glory.

In Volume One of this series, Alistair Begg explains that God accomplishes His purposes through His people as they depend on the resources He provides. We see the significance of prayer in the life of the Church, the vitality of God’s Word as it realigns our hearts, and the necessity of taking practical steps to achieve what God has called us to do. God’s people must remain unified and committed to the task that God has given, secure in the conviction that God’s work done in God’s way will display God’s glory.

God's Work, God's Way, Volume 2

The people of Israel returned from exile and joyously rebuilt the temple, but joy gave way to discouragement as the city of Jerusalem lay in ruins. Enter Nehemiah: a gifted leader moved to action by compassion for his people and concern for the glory of God. But the Book of Nehemiah isn’t a tutorial on leadership. It’s the record of God’s faithfulness to His people as He equipped them to do His work for His glory.

In Volume Two of this series, Alistair Begg reminds us that God calls His people to obey His Word and that failure to do so has real implications. God’s people in Nehemiah’s day heard His Word proclaimed, and their hearts were stirred to worship and obedience. When ordinary people with ordinary lives resolve to obey God, He will accomplish extraordinary things as God’s work is done in God’s way.