Prepare your heart and mind for Sunday's message by reading and studying the Bible passage in advance.

Sunday, January 26: Nehemiah 1

Prepare for our journey through the book of Nehemiah by watching The Bible Project overview video on Nehemiah and reading Nehemiah 1.


#1 Read Repeatedly: Repeatedly reading a passage of Scripture is key to understanding and applying the Bible.

#2 Read and Mark the Text: Print out the passage of Scripture, double-spaced, and use to mark up the text and make notes as you read (link below). To learn more about marking the text and questions to ask as you read, take a look at Reading Thoughtfully, Reading Purposefully, and Reading Selectively in the blog post, 10 Ways to Read the Bible.

#3 Questions to Ask When Reading Any Bible Passage

As you read the Scripture passage, seek the answer the following questions from the passage and surrounding text:

  • Who is involved in the passage?
  • What is happening? Where is this taking place?
  • Is there a problem or concern being addressed?
  • Do you see any repeated words or phrases? How do they help you understand the main point of the passage?
  • What questions does the text raise? Can you uncover any of the answers to these questions from the text? (Unanswered questions are okay. Pray through them and be patient with the text and yourself as you study.)
  • What do you learn about God, Jesus Christ, or the Holy Spirit from this passage?
  • What do you learn about redemption from this passage? What aspects of the redemption story are seen in this passage?


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