Preaching, Repentance, and Revival
Questions for Study 4
Memory Verse: 4
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I. Preaching (7:73b-8:18)
1. Who was Ezra and what was he commanded to do? (7:73b-8:3) Who assisted them and how did they assist? (4-8) Why is Bible study important?
2. Why might the people weap when they heard the law? (9) What did Nehemiah tell them to do instead? (10-11) How did they respond? (12) What can be learned about Bible study and the nature of the law? (Gal. 3:19-25; and 1 Tim. 1:8-11; Heb. 7:11, 10:1-7)
3. What shows their repentance was real? (13-15) How did the Lord bless their faith? (16-17) What did Ezra continue to do during the feast? What can be learned? (Gal. 5:22-25)
II. Repentance (9:1-38)
4. What did all the Israelites do? (1-3) What did the Levites proclaim about the Lord God and Abraham? (4-8) About the Exodus? (9-15)
5. When their ancestors sins what did the Lord do and why? (16-21) How did they obtain the promised land? (22-25) Then when they reject him did the Lord quickly give up them? (26-31) How is this true in our lives?
6. What was their request to God? (32-37)
7. What did they do? (38) How are we under and agreement (covenant) with Jesus? (Luke 22:20)
III. Revival (10:1-39)
8. What did the people do? (28-29) What promise did they make in regard to their children? (30) In regard to the Sabbath? (31) Was it wise to attach a curse to these three promises? (Matt. 5:33-37) How does Jesus free us from the curse of the law? (Gal. 3:10-14)
9. What did they assume responsibility for? (32-33, 35-36) How did they organize themselves to meet this responsibility? (34)
10. What promises did they make in verses 37-39? According to Malachi (who prophecied after this event) did they keep the tithe? (Malachi 3:6-9) What hope is there for fallen mankind? (1 Peter 1:3-5)