Growing up, I never learned much about Nehemiah. Sunday school felt boards were covered with pictures of Noah, Moses, King David, Daniel, Jesus, the apostles, and other smiling, hand-waving figures from the Bible. Somehow, Nehemiah slipped through the cracks in my education. This is a shame, because Nehemiah offers some excellent Biblical leadership principles.
When I read Nehemiah as an adult I was surprised to find it so inspiring. It might even be my favorite book of the Bible. Like myself, Nehemiah wasn’t a prophet, priest, or king. Instead, he was an exile in the truest sense of the word. His faithfulness to God and his leadership abilities, however, enabled him to do great things for his people.
The story of Nehemiah takes place about 160 years after the destruction of Jerusalem. After 70 years in Babylon, many Israelites began to return to their homeland. They discovered their city still remained in ruin. It took decades, but eventually someone took it upon himself to ensure the city walls were rebuilt. Nehemiah dreamed of restoring the home for the people of God, and so he led the way.
This eBook explores many of the verses in Nehemiah, and identifies the different Biblical leadership principles that enabled Nehemiah to change the course of history for his people. These principles are then applied to modern living with examples on how you can make a difference in your community, workplace, and family.
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Outline of the Biblical Leadership Principles explored
This study explores the following Biblical leadership principles. If you would like a preview, I have published two on this site and you can read them by clicking the links below.
- Identify Your Calling (Nehemiah 1:1-11)
- Pray for Everything (Nehemiah 2:1-8)
- Maintain Brutal Honesty (Nehemiah 2:9-20)
- Delegate and Motivate (Nehemiah 3:1-32, 12:44-47, 13:13)
- Couple Prayer with Action (Nehemiah 4:1-23)
- Demonstrate Integrity (Nehemiah 5:1-13)
- Serve your Followers (Nehemiah 5:14-19)
- Maintain Focus (Nehemiah 6:1-14)
- Depend on the Lord (Nehemiah 6:15-7:4)
- Teach (Nehemiah 8:1-8)
- Celebrate Well (Nehemiah 8:9-18, 12:27-43)
- Take Ownership of Problems and Mistakes (Nehemiah 9:1-10:27)
- Give Generously (Nehemiah 10:28-39)
- Take the First Step (Nehemiah 11:1-36)
- Repeat Vision. Repeat Vision (Nehemiah 13:1-30)
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