This past Sunday, we started a new series at Cornerstone on the book of Nehemiah. I have been wanting to preach through Nehemiah for several years, so I am excited to finally start working through the book with our church.
We are using some of the devotional materials from the American Bible Society as we go through this series. They provide a reading plan, a small group guide, and a 40-day devotional entitled Brick by Brick. My hope is that this study will help us as we strive to serve our community and share the Gospel message.
I took the graphics from the Brick by Brick series and made a quick sermon video introduction for Cornerstone using Keynote. I think the story of Nehemiah would make a great movie, so I incorporated a cinematic sound track with the video. Nehemiah is a hero that refuses to give up. Here is the video.
Here are some other books that have been helpful in my preparation for this study
- Visioneering by Andy Stanley
- Be Determined: Standing Firm in the Face of Opposition
- Nehemiah (MacArthur Bible Studies)
- Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther (Cornerstone Biblical Commentary)
- A Passion for Faithfulness: Wisdom From the Book of Nehemiah
- Holman Old Testament Commentary – Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther