Nehemiah Commentaries & Sermons

NEHEMIAH RESOURCES
Esther Commentary, Sermon, Illustration, Devotional

CHRONOLOGICAL RELATIONSHIP OF
EZRA-NEHEMIAH-ESTHER
538-515BC 483-473BC 457BC

13 Year

Gap

444-425BC
Ezra 1-6 Book of Esther Ezra 7-10 Book of Nehemiah
First Return
of Jews from
Babylonian Exile
58 Year
Gap
Second Return
of Jews from Babylonian Exile
Third Return
of Jews from
Babylonian Exile

NEHEMIAH:
BUILDING FOR SECURITY

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Reconstruction of
The Wall
Restoration of
The People
Revealed
Plans
Re-
Construction
Re-
Settle
Re-
Vival
Re-
Distribute
Re-
Dedicate
Re-
Form
Vision
for
Work
Plan
for
Work
Begin
the
Work
Work Threatened
from
Without-Within-Without
Finish
the
Work
Consecration
Renewal of the Covenant
Consolidation
Obedience to the Covenant
Key:
Wall
Key:
Law
Political Spiritual
Construction Instruction
Building for
Physical Security
Building for
Spiritual Security
Work
(Builders)
Worship
(Dwellers)
Leadership by
A Man
Revival of
A Nation
Place: Jerusalem
Time: 19 years
(444-425 BC)

See an excellent Timeline of Ezra-Nehemiah-Esther on page 37

See another timeline of Esther related to Ezra & Nehemiah on page 15 - Parallel lines for Medo-Persian Kings & Daniel, Zechariah, Haggai and Malachi

Adapted from Wilkinson's Talk Thru the Bible and Jensen's Survey of the OT

Key Passages: Nehemiah 2:17, Nehemiah 6:3, 15, 16, Nehemiah 8:8, Nehemiah 8:10

Key Words: Build/built (Nehemiah 2:18, 20, 3:1, 2, 3, 13, 14, 15, 4:3, 5, 6, 18, 7:4, 12:29), Remember (Nehemiah 1:8, 4:14, 6:19, 6:14, 9:17, 13:14, 22, 29, 31), Read the Book (Nehemiah 8:3, 8, 18, 9:3, 13:1) Pray (Nehemiah 1:4, 6, 11, 2:4, 4:9, 11:17), Wall (33x), Work (22x), Mercy (Lovingkindness) (Nehemiah 1:5, 9:17, 32, 13:22), Disobedient (Nehemiah 9:26)

EZRA RESTORATION

NEHEMIAH RECONSTRUCTION

ESTHER PRESERVATION

J Sidlow Baxter - Nehemiah is a gem of a book in the spiritual lessons which it teaches us. It tells how, under the new leadership of Nehemiah, the walls of Jerusalem were rebuilt by the returned Remnant, and how the people themselves were reinstructed in the Law which God had given to their nation, long before, through Moses. This rebuilding of the city wall is like a graphic object-lesson illustrating those truths which lie at the heart of all true service for God; and he who will give heed to the lessons here vividly pictured will be a wise and successful builder in spiritual things… The Babylonian Exile sounded the death-knell of the Hebrew language. The educated classes were deported to Babylon or fled to Egypt, and those who remained were not slow to adopt the language used by their conquerors. The old Hebrew became a literary and sacred tongue, the language of everyday life being probably Aramaic. Whatever may be the exact meaning of Neh 8:8, it proves that the people of that time had extreme difficulty in understanding classical Hebrew when it was read to them. Yet for the purpose of religion, the old language continued to be employed for several centuries. - T.H. Weir, in "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia."… Spiritual Message - As we watch this strong, earnest, godly hero, Nehemiah, resolutely leading the rebuilding in the first part of the book, then resolutely resisting compromise and laxity and intrigue in the second part of the book, we find the spiritual message of it all coming home to us with great force. Let us heed its voice to us. There is no winning without working and warring. There is no opportunity without opposition. There is no "open door" set before us without there being many "adversaries" to obstruct our entering it (1 Cor 16:9). Whenever the saints say, "Let us arise and build," the enemy says, "Let us arise and oppose." There is no triumph without trouble. There is no victory without vigilance. There is a cross in the way to every crown that is worth wearing. Lessons and analogies are everywhere in this book. There are the walls of a city of God to be built in every individual human heart. There are the walls of a city of God to be built among the nations of the earth. Nehemiah exemplifies the vital principles which are involved in all such building, if it is to be successful building in the true sense. And we must add that Nehemiah himself is a really first-rank character-study. He stands out conspicuously as a man of prayer, a man of faith, a man of courage, a man of action. Look up the verses and incidents which indicate these qualities. They are an inspiration to read and reflect on. The late Rev. Samuel Chadwick, beloved by all sound Methodists, once used the following words, or words very like them, in a prayer at a service which he was conducting in Manchester: "O Lord, make us intensely spiritual, but keep us perfectly natural and thoroughly practical." As we recall that prayer we cannot but think how Nehemiah illustrates those three expressions intensely spiritual, perfectly natural, thoroughly practical. Both Nehemiah and Samuel Chadwick eminently fulfilled the terms of that prayer, and both were singularly owned of God as spiritual builders and soldiers. May God raise up a numerous succession to them among the needy churches of our day! (Explore the Book- J. Sidlow Baxter - recommended)

Irving Jensen - Revival (Nehemiah 7:73b–10:39) A major turn is made in the book of Nehemiah at 7:73b. The shift is from the physical and material rebuilding to building for spiritual security. The reading of God’s Word is given no higher honor than in chapter 8; thanksgiving and penitence are blended together in sublime and startling proportions in the prayer of chapter 9; and the people’s determination to prove the sincerity of that prayer by action is wonderfully exemplified in chapter 10. The people solemnly covenanted “to walk in God’s law,” which they were proud to claim as having come to them through “Moses, God’s servant” (10:29). Among other things, they said, “We will not neglect the house of our God” (10:39). The passing of time would tell how faithfully they and their children would keep this covenant… The subject of revival is often discussed by Christians, but less often experienced. Revival is the renewal of the believer’s intimate relationship with God. The price of revival is high, but the way is simple. These three chapters present that way, in the correct order: Chapter 8: the work of God’s Word (exposure to, and understanding of the Word) Chapter 9: the experience of genuine prayer (confession of sin, and worship of God) Chapter 10: decision and action (in the spirit of sacrifice) Reflect on these truths, especially as they apply to Christian living. (Jensen's Survey of the Old Testament- Search and Discover- Recommended)

WALTER ADENEY
Commentary on Nehemiah
Expositor's Bible Commentary
1900

Cyril Barber - This set (Expositor's Bible Commentary), originally published in 1903, contains expositions by both conservative and liberal theologians. The most important works are by Dod (Genesis), Chadwick (Exodus and Mark), Kellogg (Leviticus), Blaikie (Joshua, I and II Samuel), Adeney (Ezra, Nehemiah and Esther), Maclaren (Psalms), Moule (Romans), Findlay (Galatians and Ephesians), Plummer (Pastoral Epistles and the Epistles of James and Jude), and Milligan (Revelation.) —Cyril J. Barber, The Minister’s Library

Warren W. Wiersbe - If you can locate the six-volume edition of the Expositor’s Bible, buy it immediately! It takes up less space than the original fifty-volume set, and not everything in the original set is worth owning. Samuel H. Kellogg on Leviticus is a classic; so is Alexander Maclaren on the Psalms and on Colossians.

— A Basic Library for Bible Students

ALBERT BARNES
Commentary on the
Book of Nehemiah

PAUL APPLE
Commentary on Nehemiah
Published February, 2012

Recommended

Here are introductory comments from Dr Apple's well done commentary to give you a taste…

Redpath: Victorious Christian Service There is no type of service any of us can undertake which is beset with so much potential as is the service of the Master. On the one hand, there is so much that is rewarding, and on the other hand, so much that is disappointing. Many are the obstacles to be overcome and many the pitfalls to be avoided. On how many occasions we have taken up a task in the name of the Lord only to withdraw, beaten, discouraged, and baffled, and yet, somehow, baffled to fight better. For every discouragement has been allowed to come to us in order that through it we may be cast in utter helplessness at the Saviour’s feet. Then we return to the battle again, no longer trusting in the false and insufficient human resources which so foolishly we had taken into the battle, but now trusting in the limitless resources of our risen Lord. (Conformed to the Image of Christ by Alan Redpath) (Victorious Christian Living - Alan Redpath - actually a commentary on Joshua)

J Sidlow Baxter: Nehemiah is a gem of a book in the spiritual lessons which it teaches us. It tells how, under the new leadership of Nehemiah, the walls of Jerusalem were rebuilt by the returned Remnant, and how the people themselves were reinstructed in the Law which God had given to their nation, long before, through Moses. This rebuilding of the city wall is like a graphic object-lesson illustrating those truths which lie at the heart of all true service for God; and he who will give heed to the lessons here vividly pictured will be a wise and successful builder in spiritual things. (Baxter's Explore the Book - J. Sidlow Baxter - Recommended Resource)

Malick: Background for Ezra and Nehemiah: The re-establishment of the exiles as God’s people in Jerusalem and Judea gradually developed as they returned in waves under the leadership of Sheshbazzar, Zerubbabel, Ezra and Nehemiah, as God providentially made provision for them through the Persian rulers, as the Lord enabled them to rebuild Jerusalem, and as the people continually repented of their evil in order to follow God’s law (An Argument of the Books of Ezra-Nehemiah)

Outline of Nehemiah:

I. (Nehemiah 1:1–7:4) THIRD RETURN UNDER NEHEMIAH AND REBUILDING THE WALL: The Nation is Physically Separated from the Gentiles: When Nehemiah learned about the distress of the Jews in Jerusalem he prayed to the Lord, sought permission from King Artaxerxes to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem and managed to spur on the people in Jerusalem to accomplish the task in spite of opposition from the people surrounding the city and the problems within the city because he was a man who trusted God and was wise in leadership

II. (Nehemiah 7:5–13:31) THE RELIGIOUS REFORMS OF EZRA AND NEHEMIAH:

The Nation is Spiritually Separated from the Gentiles: After the people became identified as a new society under the Law of God with the walls of their capital city established, Nehemiah restored them from their falls back into disobedience so that they might obey God’s Law

Mervin Breneman: One of the chief objectives of Ezra-Nehemiah was to show the Jews that they constituted the continuation of the pre-exilic Jewish community, the Israelite community that God had chosen. Thus, in this community they were to see a continuation of God’s redemptive activity. This community is emphasized by allusions to the exodus in recounting postexilic parallels. The returnees experienced a new exodus. As soon as the new temple, which took the place of the preexilic temple, was completed, they celebrated the Passover (Ezra 6:19-22). Later, after reading the Law, they celebrated the Feast of Tabernacles (Nehemiah 8). These feasts celebrate God’s great saving acts in the exodus… The emphasis on continuity with the covenant people of God led to a strong emphasis on separation from any form of defilement or syncretism with the surrounding people. The postexilic community was a tiny island in a great sea of peoples and religious traditions. It was important that the covenant community remain pure in doctrine, customs, and ethical norms… (Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther- An Exegetical and Theological Exposition)

Derek Kidner: What we see in Ezra-Nehemiah is an Israel cut down almost to the roots, but drawing new vitality from its neglected source of nourishment in the Mosaic law and already showing signs, by its new concern for purity, of growing into the Judaism which we meet, both for better and for worse, in the New Testament. (The Lion Handbook to the Bible quoting from Ezra and Nehemiah - Derek Kidner)

Warren Wiersbe: Outline

I. CONCERN – (Nehemiah 1:1-11)

1. Information (Nehemiah 1:1-3)

2. Intercession (Nehemiah 1:4-9)

3. Intention (Nehemiah 1:10-11)

II. CONSTRUCTION – (Nehemiah 2-3)

1. Authority (Nehemiah 2:1-10)

2. Investigation (Nehemiah 2:11-16)

3. Challenge (Nehemiah 2:17-20)

4. Assignments (Nehemiah 3:1-32)

III. CONFLICT – (Nehemiah 4-6)

1. Ridicule (Nehemiah 4:1-6)

2. Plots (Nehemiah 4:7-9)

3. Discouragement (Nehemiah 4:10)

4. Fear (Nehemiah 4:11-23)

5. Selfishness (Nehemiah 5:1-19)

6. Compromise (Nehemiah 6:1-4)

7. Slander (Nehemiah 6:5-9)

8. Threats (Nehemiah 6:10-16)

9. Intrigue (Nehemiah 6:17-19)

IV. CONSECRATION – (Nehemiah 7-12)

1. The people (Nehemiah 7:1–12:26)

a. Checking the genealogy (Nehemiah 7:1-73)

b. Teaching the Word (Nehemiah 8:1-18)

c. Confessing Sin (Nehemiah 9:1-38)

d. Making a Covenant (Nehemiah 10:1-12:26)

2. The walls (Nehemiah 12:27-47)

V. CLEANSING – (Nehemiah 13:1-31)

Ray Stedman: The book of Nehemiah falls into two divisions. Re-Construction and Re-Instruction … The theme of this book is that God fulfills our need for security, protection, and strength… A wall is a very symbolic structure. It is more than just a barrier of stone and mortar. A wall is a statement. The walls of the city of Jericho symbolized the pride and arrogance of that godless city, and that is one reason why God chose to pull them down with nothing but Israel’s faith, His own invisible power, and the people’s deafening shout. He wanted to show that the arrogance of Jericho was no match for the humility of God’s people when it was aligned with the limitless power of God Himself… The rebuilding of the walls of Jerusalem symbolizes an act all believers should undertake. God calls each of us to rebuild the walls of our lives. What does that mean? Jerusalem is a symbol of the City of God: God’s dwelling place and the center of life for the world. In the New Testament, we see that God’s ultimate dwelling place is in us, His people. When we rebuild the walls of our individual lives, we reestablish the protection and strength of God in our lives. We all have met people whose defenses have crumbled away. They have become human derelicts, drifting along the streets of our cities, hopeless and helpless, in many cases captive to alcohol, drugs, or a sexual addiction. But God in His grace will often reach down and take hold of such a person. He will bring that person out of captivity and He will work with that person to rebuild the defenses and strength needed to resist temptation and escape from bondage. The rebuilding of the walls of Jerusalem, the City of God, is a symbolic representation of the way in which the walls of any life, of any local church, of any community, or of any nation, can be rebuilt. It is a picture of the strength, power, and purpose that God wants to rebuild in us as a barrier to sin, discouragement, failure, and destruction. The text shows us a five-step process that drives Nehemiah’s action – a process that is relevant to any life: (1) concern, (2) confession, (3) commitment, (4) courage, and (5) caution. (Overview of Nehemiah- Rebuilding the Walls)

Charles R Swindoll: (Ed comment - Swindoll applies Nehemiah's rebuilding of the city walls to the us rebuilding the "walls of our lives.") Quite frankly, I think the walls of our lives often lie in ruins through neglect. The leader who brings us to rebuild the walls is the Holy Spirit. And it is He who continues the work of reconstruction inside us. He tries His best to bring to our attention the condition of our walls, but sometimes we don’t hear what He is saying. We are not hard of hearing; we simply don’t listen.

Some of you are living within the walls of your life surrounded by ruin, and it all began very slowly. First there was a loose piece of stone or mortar. Then there was a crack that appeared in the wall. And then it broke into pieces, and there was a hole. Because of further neglect, the weeds of carnality began to grow through the wall. By and by, the enemy gained free access to your life.

You may be known as a solid Christian man or woman. But you know in your heart that although you are a Christian in the same sense that Jerusalem belonged to the Jews, the wall around your spiritual life that protects and defends you is in shambles. Such things as selfishness, lack of discipline, procrastination, immorality, not making time for God, compromise, and rebellion have come and sowed their ugly seeds. And they have begun to bear poisonous fruit. (Hand Me Another Brick - Charles R. Swindoll)

ART RELATED
TO NEHEMIAH

LORING BATTEN
International Critical Commentary
on Nehemiah
1913

BRIAN BELL
Nehemiah
Sermons

JOSEPH BENSON
Commentary on the
Book of Nehemiah

BIBLICAL ILLUSTRATOR
Commentary on the
Book of Nehemiah

BRIAN BILL
Sermons on Nehemiah
A Time to Build

Recommended: Very Practical, Applicable Teaching

 

GREGORY BROWN
NEHEMIAH: BECOMING A GODLY LEADER

BRIDGEWAY
Commentary on the
Book of Nehemiah

CAMBRIDGE BIBLE FOR SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES
Commentary on the
Book of Nehemiah

RICH CATHERS
Calvary Chapel, Fullerton
Sermon Notes on Nehemiah

ADAM CLARKE
Commentary on the
Book of Nehemiah

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STEPHEN COLE
Sermons on Nehemiah
Flagstaff Christian Fellowship

Highly Recommended - 130 pages - functions like a commentary

THOMAS CONSTABLE
Expository Notes on Nehemiah

Note: The commentary below does not include the well done introductory comments by Dr Constable which can be retrieved by clicking here for his Pdf of Nehemiah

W A CRISWELL
Nehemiah Sermons

HOWARD CROSBY
Commentary on the
Book of Nehemiah
Lange's Commentary Series

RON DANIEL
Sermon Notes on Nehemiah

RALPH DAVIS
Commentary on the
Book of Nehemiah

Rosscup has these comments on Davis' exposition of the Book of Joshua: Former Professor of Old Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary. Davis furnishes evangelical material to help preachers blend sound exegesis, theological substance, interesting exposition and practical application… The studies are not on every verse but key portions out of each chapter, done in a very readable style… (that) preachers or lay people can enjoy… (with) many ideas to provoke sermons and point to application. (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An annotated bibliography of selected works)

Keith Mathison in his review of best commentaries on Judges makes general comments that would apply to his short commentary on Nehemiah - “If you can only have one commentary on the historical books, get the commentaries by Davis. There are other commentaries that go into more detail on technical issues (see below), but Davis provides what most Christian readers of these books need — a concise and readable explanation of the text that sets each book within the larger context of biblical redemptive history all without ever becoming boring or trite. This commentary (referring to Davis' commentary on Judges), like the others, is also very practical, but it avoids the kind of moralizing exposition that rips passages out of context in order to make some vague inspirational point.” (Keith Mathison - Ligonier Ministries Blog)

Richard Pratt - “There is no more gifted expositor of the Old Testament in our day than Ralph Davis.”

Derek Thomas - “Dale Ralph Davis is among the finest expositors of the Old Testament alive today. His style is unique and his content infectious. A pastor at heart, his insights are always governed by an absolute loyalty to the text, a belief that the Bible was written for today as much as yesterday, and a desire to encourage his readers to fall in love with Scripture and to trust it.”

Here is a sample excerpt from Davis' comments on Ezra 7:10 - Design (Ezra 7:10) Note the initial ki (for, because) in the Hebrew text. It explains why the good hand of his God was upon him (Ezra 7:9). God prospered the venture because of Ezra’s purpose. This then is a warning against sloth and carelessness, and a sloppy view of grace. The subject comes before the verb in the Hebrew text, so there is some stress on “Ezra.” On “setting the heart,” the Hiphil of kun plus leb, see Psalm 78:8; 2Chr 12:14; 20:33 (all negative); and 1Sa 7:3; 2Chr 19:3; 30:19. The language of Ezra 7:10 speaks of a ministry that is focused in its objective (set his heart) and intense in its labor (to seek). It is both anchored and vigorous, not content with a little ministerial piddling. Note that Ezra purposes a total ministry: seek, do, teach; the cognitive, the experiential, and the didactic. Note that there are both academic and existential qualifications before

teaching. The process, ever repeated, is: concentration (seek), consistency (do), communication (teach).

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JOHN DUMMELOW
Commentary on the
Book of Nehemiah

J LIGON DUNCAN
Sermons
Book of Nehemiah

EASY ENGLISH
on Nehemiah
An Easy English Bible Version with Notes
(1200 word vocabulary)

EXPLORE THE BIBLE
Teacher Helps
on the Book of Nehemiah

EXPOSITOR'S DICTIONARY OF TEXTS
Commentary on the
Book of Nehemiah

EXPOSITION OF THE BIBLE
Book of Nehemiah
Marcus Dods, Editor
1910

JAMIESON, FAUSSET AND BROWN
Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible
on the Book of Nehemiah
Published 1871

JAMIESON, FAUSSET AND BROWN
Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible
UNABRIDGED COMMENTARY
on the Book of Nehemiah

JOHN GILL
Commentary on the
Book of Nehemiah

CHARLES ELLICOTT
Commentary on the
Book of Nehemiah

ARNO GAEBELEIN
Commentary on the
Book of Nehemiah

DAVE GUZIK
Commentary on the
Book of Nehemiah
Conservative, Evangelical, Millennial

MATTHEW HENRY
Commentary on the
Book of Nehemiah

L. M. GRANT
Commentary on the
Book of Nehemiah

RICHARD HAWKER
Poor Man's Commentary
Commentary on the
Book of Nehemiah

F. B. HOLE
Commentary on the
Book of Nehemiah

DAVID HOLWICK
Nehemiah Sermons

His sermons have frequent illustrations.

HOMILETICS ON THE
BOOK OF NEHEMIAH
from The Pulpit Commentary

BARRY HORNER
An Outlined Commentary
Nehemiah

Recommended - Well Done

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

I. How Should The People Of God Build? With Prayerful Necessity - Nehemiah 1:1-11a 1
II. How Should The People Of God Build? With God Directed Boldness - Nehemiah 1:11b-3:32 6
III. How Should The People Of God Build? With the Defeat of Discouragement - Nehemiah 4:1-7:73a 15
IV. How Should The People Of God Worship? In Truth and in Spirit - Nehemiah 7:73b-10:39 27
V. The Renewed Generation - Nehemiah 11:1-13:31

HYMNS
RELATING TO NEHEMIAH

H A IRONSIDE
Commentary on Nehemiah

Jim Rosscup - Though Ironside does not get into the detail of the text, he does give a practical exposition on a wider scale in popular fashion. He shows how the message is alive, and at times helps with good illustrations.

KEIL & DELITZSCH
Commentary on Nehemiah

Spurgeon on K & D on Ezra/Nehemiah/Esther- Just the kind of book in which Keil’s method of commenting appears to the best advantage. He gives much needful information, and thus supplements more didactic works. We cannot read Keil with pleasure, for we want spiritual meat, but yet it is most desirable for us to know what the text really means.

WILLIAM KELLY
Commentary on the
Book of Nehemiah

JOHN KITTO
Pictorial Bible
Commentary on the
Book of Nehemiah
1855

PAUL E. KRETZMANN
Commentary on the
Book of Nehemiah

DAVID LEGGE
Nehemiah
118 Pages of Sermons in Pdf

ALEXANDER MACLAREN
Sermons
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MAPS, PICTURES, TIMELINES
EZRA-NEHEMIAH-ESTHER

J VERNON MCGEE
Commentary on Nehemiah
Thru the Bible

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BRYN MACPHAIL
Sermons on
the Book of Nehemiah

F B MEYER
Devotionals

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Book of Nehemiah
Audio Messages

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Messages on Nehemiah

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NEHEMIAH

BEST COMMENTARIES

Dr. Jim Rosscup in Commentaries For Biblical Expositors ranks the commentaries in 3 categories:

Detailed Exegetical:

1) F. Fensham (NICOT); M Breneman (New American Commentary)

2) E. Yamauchi (in Expositor’s Bible Commentary)

3) J Blenkinsopp

Expositional Survey:

1) J C Laney (Everyman's Bible Commentary)

2) Derek Kidner (Tyndale OT Commentary)

3) John Whitcomb (in The Wycliffe Bible Commentary)

4) J. McConville (Daily Study Bible)

Devotional Flavor:

1) James Boice (Nehemiah: Learning to Lead)

2) S K Evers (Doing a Great Work. Ezra and Nehemiah Simply Explained)

3) Donald Campbell (Nehemiah: Man In Charge)

4) Cyril Barber ( Nehemiah. New York: Loizeaux)

5) H A Ironside (available online)

6) Charles Swindoll (Hand Me Another Brick)

7) J I Packer (A Passion for Faithfulness. Wisdom From the Book of Nehemiah)

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Defender's Study Bible Notes on Nehemiah - Conservative study notes from well known creationist Dr Henry Morris. Click chapter below and links to the notes that are available will be found on the right side of the page.

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Why is Nehemiah so important? Nehemiah was a layman, not a priest like Ezra nor a prophet like Malachi. He served the Persian king in a secular position before leading a group of Jews to Jerusalem in order to rebuild the city walls. “Nehemiah’s expertise in the king’s court equipped him adequately for the political and physical reconstruction necessary for the remnant to survive."1 Under Nehemiah’s leadership, the Jews withstood opposition and came together to accomplish their goal. Nehemiah led by example, giving up a respected position in a palace for hard labor in a politically insignificant district. He partnered with Ezra, who also appears in this book, to solidify the political and spiritual foundations of the people. Nehemiah’s humility before God (see his moving intercessory prayers in chapters 1 and 9) provided an example for the people. He did not claim glory for himself but always gave God the credit for his successes.

What's the big idea? - Nehemiah recorded the reconstruction of the wall of Jerusalem, Judah’s capital city. Together, he and Ezra, who led the spiritual revival of the people, directed the political and religious restoration of the Jews in their homeland after the Babylonian captivity. Nehemiah’s life provides a fine study on leadership. He overcame opposition from outsiders as well as internal turmoil. He exercised his administrative skills in his strategy to use half the people for building while the other half kept watch for the Samaritans who, under Sanballat, threatened attack (Nehemiah 4–7). As governor, Nehemiah negotiated peace among the Jews who were unhappy with Persian taxes. He exhibited a steadfast determination to complete his goals. Accomplishing those goals resulted in a people encouraged, renewed, and excited about their future.

How do I apply this? The book of Nehemiah shows us the kind of significant impact one individual can have on a nation. Nehemiah served in secular offices, using his position to bring back to the Jews order, stability, and proper focus on God. God uses all manner of people in all manner of places doing all manner of work. Do you feel you must be “in ministry” in order to serve God? Be encouraged; He is not limited by your vocation. In fact, God has placed you where you are for a purpose. Have this attitude about your work: “Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father” (Colossians 3:17).

A W TOZER

PAUL VAN GORDER

TYPICAL TEACHING OF THE GATES--

Chapter 3 of Nehemiah contains the record of the rebuilding of the gates in the wall around Jerusalem. How wonderfully these gates portray the work of Christ for and in the believer! Ten gates were restored in all, and we will consider the meaning of each.

The Sheep Gate (Neh 3:1).

This was the gate of sacrifice, which is always the starting point in the life of the believer. The apostle Paul said, ''For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures… '' (1Cor 15:3). Revelation 5 depicts a graphic scene in heaven, when four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fall down before the Lamb. They sing ''a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the scroll, and to open its seals; for Thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by Thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation'' (Rev 5:9). God's great work for time and eternity centers in the sacrifice of His Son, the Lamb of God, at Calvary.

The Fish Gate (Nehemiah 3:3).

Having received salvation through the sacrifice of Christ, we are to become fishers of men (Matthew 4:19).

The Old Gate (Nehemiah 3:6).

Every believer is to stay with the old paths, affirming and practicing the ''faith which was once delivered unto the saints'' (Jude 1:3).

The Valley Gate (Nehemiah 3:13).

Humility is to be a trait of every follower of Christ. ''Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus… '' (Php 2:5-8).

The Dung Gate (Nehemiah 3:14).

This was the place where refuse was cast out of the city. Every Christian needs a ''garbage dump.'' The apostle Paul had one, for he wrote these words to the Philippians: ''Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus, my Lord; for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but refuse, that I may win Christ, and be found in Him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith'' (Php 3:8,9).

The Fountain Gate (Nehemiah 3:15).

This gate speaks of the overflowing life, the ''rivers of living water'' made possible by the Holy Spirit (John 7:38).

The Water Gate (Nehemiah 3:26).

Interestingly, this gate did not need repair. Water is a type of the Word of God. His Word never needs repair, for it is pure, refreshing, enduring. ''Christ also loved the church, and gave Himself for it, that He might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word'' (Eph 5:25,26).

The Horse Gate (Nehemiah 3:28).

The horse in Scripture often speaks of war. Christians are in a continual warfare. God has provided sufficient equipment-- the panoply of power, the full armor described in Ephesians 6:10-18.

The East Gate (Nehemiah 3:29).

This was the gate through which the shekinah glory [had departed from] Israel (Ezekiel 10). When that transcendant glory returns, it will also be from the east. ''And, behold, the glory of the God of Israel came from the way of the east; and His voice was like a noise of many waters, and the earth shined with His glory'' (Eze 43:2). The east gate therefore speaks of the return of our Lord to this earth. When He comes again, His feet will stand upon the Mount of Olives (Zechariah 14:4).

The Hammiphkad Gate (Nehemiah 3:31).

The Hebrew word signifies [a meeting place of] judgment. How suggestive this is of the judgments that await this earth and all who live upon it! The nations of the world will be summoned to judgment in the valley of Megiddo.

ENEMIES OF THE WORK-- Such a magnificent work for God, as Nehemiah and his co-laborers were engaged in, is never finished without interference form the enemy. Three conspirators opposed Nehemiah, and they are representative of the present-day enemies of the gospel.

Sanballat This man's name means ''hate in disguise.'' He represents the wisdom of this world and its opposition to Christ and His gospel. Most organized religion hates Jesus Christ. Paul spoke of it as being a form of deception when he said, ''And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore, it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness, whose end shall be according to their works'' (2Cor 11:14,15).

Tobiah His name means ''the servant,'' or possibly, ''the Lord is good.'' He is a representative of those who make a formal profession of faith. They have a good name but a bad heart. This man Tobiah was a sort of puppet for his master Sanballat.

Geshem This man's name means ''a violent shower.'' In the case of Nehemiah and his workers, he brought a shower of ridicule and criticism. Geshem was an Arabian, a descendant of Ishmael.

PRACTICAL TRUTHS-- God blessed the labors of Nehemiah and the Israelites for a number of reasons.

The people ''had a mind to work'' (Nehemiah 4:6).

Nehemiah and his men watched and prayed. ''We made our prayer… and set a watch'' (Nehemiah 4:9).

Each man knew his work and stayed with it. How vital for Christians to recognize their gifts and to exercise them.

Not only did they work with their hands in rebuilding the wall, but they also had on their armor, the weapons of warfare. ''Everyone with one of his hands wrought in the work, and with the other hand held a weapon'' (Nehemiah 4:17).

This was the exercise of faith, for ''without faith it is impossible to please Him'' (Heb 11:6).

G. Campbell Morgan suggests that ''The life of faith is sure of God; acts with Him and for Him; declines all compromise and trusts God.''

JAMES VAN DINE

COMMENTARIES
NEHEMIAH

PAUL APPLE

RALPH DAVIS

JOHN DUMMELOW

CHARLES J ELLICOTT

EASY ENGLISH

T CAMPBELL FINLAYSON

A C GAEBELEIN

ARTHUR GOODWIN

L M GRANT

KEIL AND DELITZSCH

STEVE KRELOFF

WILLIAM KELLY

HENRY LINTON

J VERNON MCGEE

W B POPE

GEORGE RAWLINSON

THOMAS ROWSON

JOHNNY SANDERS

HAMILTON SMITH

BOB UTLEY

NEHEMIAH 1
Indexed by Chapter and Verse

ALBERT BARNES

WARREN WIERSBE

ADAM CLARKE

JAMIESON, F, B

JOHN GILL

DAVE GUZIK

MATTHEW HENRY

ROBERT NEIGHBOURS

DEVOTIONAL

ARTHUR WALLIS

BRIAN BILL

WARREN WIERSBE

C H SPURGEON

RAY STEDMAN

J G BELLET

SERMON STARTERS

RAY STEDMAN (DEVOTIONAL)

STEVEN COLE

J R MILLER

STEVE ZEISLER

RAY STEDMAN (DEVOTIONAL)

OUR DAILY BREAD

PHIL NEWTON

ALEXANDER MACLAREN

G CAMPBELL MORGAN

ALEXANDER MACLAREN

J R MILLER

STEVE ZEISLER

OUR DAILY BREAD

F B MEYER

F B MEYER

OUR DAILY BREAD

ALAN CARR

T. AUSTIN-SPARKS

NEHEMIAH 2

SERMON STARTERS

WARREN WIERSBE

A. PHILIP BROWN II

ADAM CLARKE

JAMIESON, F, B

ROBERT NEIGHBOURS

JOHN GILL

DAVE GUZIK

MATTHEW HENRY

DEVOTIONAL

BRIAN BILL

ALBERT BARNES

STEVEN COLE

PHIL NEWTON

RAY STEDMAN (DEVOTIONAL)

RAY STEDMAN

STEVE ZEISLER

WOODROW KROLL

G CAMPBELL MORGAN

WARREN WIERSBE

F B MEYER

ARTHUR PINK

HUGH STOWELL
A MODEL FOR MEN OF BUSINESS OR
LECTURES ON THE CHARACTER OF NEHEMIAH (1872)

C H SPURGEON

JAMES FREEMAN

RAY STEDMAN (DEVOTIONAL)

PHIL NEWTON

RAY STEDMAN (DEVOTIONAL)

OUR DAILY BREAD

IAIN MURRAY

F B MEYER

JAMES SMITH

NEHEMIAH 3

PREACHER'S HOMILETICAL

ADAM CLARKE

JAMIESON, F, B

JOHN GILL

DAVE GUZIK

MATTHEW HENRY

RAY PRITCHARD

BRIAN BILL

DEVOTIONAL

STEVE ZEISLER

RAY STEDMAN (DEVOTIONAL)

RAY STEDMAN

RAY STEDMAN

ALBERT BARNES

J VERNON MCGEE

PHIL NEWTON

G CAMPBELL MORGAN

C H SPURGEON

C H SPURGEON

ALEXANDER MACLAREN

RAY STEDMAN (DEVOTIONAL)

F B MEYER

J. WILBUR CHAPMAN

NEHEMIAH 4

GEORGE ALQUIST JR.

SERMON STARTERS

WARREN WIERSBE

ALAN CARR

PHIL NEWTON

ADAM CLARKE

JAMIESON, F, B

JOHN GILL

DAVE GUZIK

STEVE ZEISLER

MATTHEW HENRY

BRIAN BILL

RAY STEDMAN

STEVEN COLE

RAY STEDMAN (DEVOTIONAL)

OUR DAILY BREAD

OUR DAILY BREAD

GEORGE ALQUIST JR.

ALBERT BARNES

F B MEYER

CHARLES SIMEON (BIO)

OUR DAILY BREAD

OUR DAILY BREAD

OUR DAILY BREAD

J DAVID HOKE

OUR DAILY BREAD

RAY STEDMAN (DEVOTIONAL)

C H SPURGEON

G CAMPBELL MORGAN

J R MILLER

ALEXANDER MACLAREN

F B MEYER

JAMES SMITH

NEHEMIAH 5

ADAM CLARKE

JAMIESON, F, B

JOHN GILL

DAVE GUZIK

MATTHEW HENRY

BRIAN BILL

DEVOTIONAL

PHIL NEWTON

STEVEN COLE

OUR DAILY BREAD

ALBERT BARNES

RAY STEDMAN (DEVOTIONAL)

RAY STEDMAN

STEVE ZEISLER

G CAMPBELL MORGAN

EDWARD PAYSON

HYMN

HUGH STOWELL
A MODEL FOR MEN OF BUSINESS OR
LECTURES ON THE CHARACTER OF NEHEMIAH (1872)

WARREN WIERSBE

OUR DAILY BREAD

F B MEYER

ALEXANDER MACLAREN

HORATIUS BONAR

J C RYLE

OUR DAILY BREAD

JAMES FREEMAN

JOHN KITTO

NEHEMIAH 6

ALAN CARR

DON ROBINSON

PHIL NEWTON

ADAM CLARKE

JAMIESON, F, B

JOHN GILL

DAVE GUZIK

MATTHEW HENRY

DEVOTIONAL

BRIAN BILL

OUR DAILY BREAD

STEVE ZEISLER

BIBLE GATEWAY DEVOTIONALS

STEVEN COLE

RAY STEDMAN (DEVOTIONAL)

SERMON STARTERS

RAY STEDMAN (DEVOTIONAL)

RAY STEDMAN (DEVOTIONAL)

RAY STEDMAN

ALBERT BARNES

A B SIMPSON

CHARLES G. FINNEY

A W TOZER

F G ALLEN

F B MEYER

HUGH STOWELL
A MODEL FOR MEN OF BUSINESS OR
LECTURES ON THE CHARACTER OF NEHEMIAH (1872)

JAMES FREEMAN

G CAMPBELL MORGAN

CHARLES SIMEON (BIO)

NEHEMIAH 7

ADAM CLARKE

JAMIESON, F, B

JOHN GILL

DAVE GUZIK

RAY STEDMAN
(DEVOTIONAL)

BRIAN BILL

MATTHEW HENRY

STEVEN COLE

G CAMPBELL MORGAN

ROBERT MORGAN

STEVE ZEISLER

RAY STEDMAN

ALBERT BARNES

F B MEYER

NEHEMIAH 8

ADAM CLARKE

JAMIESON, F, B

JOHN GILL

DAVE GUZIK

MATTHEW HENRY

STEVE ZEISLER

OUR DAILY BREAD

ALBERT BARNES

HUGO BOUTER

SERMON STARTERS

BRIAN BILL

J G BELLET

PHIL NEWTON

J R MILLER

STEVEN COLE

RAY STEDMAN (DEVOTIONAL)

RAY STEDMAN

ALEXANDER MACLAREN

DON ROBINSON

ROBERT MORGAN

CHARLES SIMEON (BIO)

STEVEN COLE

OUR DAILY BREAD

ROBERT MORGAN

J R MILLER

RAY STEDMAN (DEVOTIONAL)

HUGH STOWELL

A. B. SIMPSON

ALEXANDER MACLAREN

DEVOTIONAL

JAMES HASTINGS

JAMES FREEMAN

T. AUSTIN-SPARKS

C H SPURGEON

OUR DAILY BREAD

A B SIMPSON

F B MEYER

G CAMPBELL MORGAN

JAMES HASTINGS

F B MEYER

OUR DAILY BREAD

RAY STEDMAN (DEVOTIONAL)

NEHEMIAH 9

ADAM CLARKE

JAMIESON, F, B

JOHN GILL

DAVE GUZIK

MATTHEW HENRY

ROBERT NEIGHBOURS

STEVE ZEISLER

STEVEN COLE

PHIL NEWTON

RAY STEDMAN

BRIAN BILL

ALBERT BARNES

RAY STEDMAN (DEVOTIONAL)

F B MEYER

G CAMPBELL MORGAN

HYMN STORIES

HYMN

OUR DAILY BREAD

RAY STEDMAN (DEVOTIONAL)

C H SPURGEON

C H SPURGEON

JAMES SMITH

J C PHILPOT

OCTAVIUS WINSLOW

RAY STEDMAN (DEVOTIONAL)

F B MEYER

JOHN PIPER

C H SPURGEON

RAY STEDMAN

NEHEMIAH 10

ADAM CLARKE

JAMIESON, F, B

JOHN GILL

DAVE GUZIK

MATTHEW HENRY

PHIL NEWTON

STEVE ZEISLER

RAY STEDMAN

BRIAN BILL

ALBERT BARNES

STEVEN COLE

RAY STEDMAN (DEVOTIONAL)

JAMES FREEMAN

RAY STEDMAN (DEVOTIONAL)

HUGH STOWELL

G CAMPBELL MORGAN

F B MEYER

NEHEMIAH 11

ADAM CLARKE

JAMIESON, F, B

JOHN GILL

DAVE GUZIK

MATTHEW HENRY

PHIL NEWTON

RAY STEDMAN (DEVOTIONAL)

RAY STEDMAN

BRIAN BILL

STEVEN COLE

ALBERT BARNES

G CAMPBELL MORGAN

F B MEYER

STEVE ZEISLER

J G BELLET

NEHEMIAH 12

ADAM CLARKE

PETER J GENTRY

JAMIESON, F, B

JOHN GILL

DAVE GUZIK

MATTHEW HENRY

ALBERT BARNES

PHIL NEWTON

BRIAN BILL

RAY STEDMAN (DEVOTIONAL)

RAY STEDMAN

F B MEYER

RAY STEDMAN (DEVOTIONAL)

OUR DAILY BREAD

RAY STEDMAN (DEVOTIONAL)

STEVE ZEISLER

G CAMPBELL MORGAN

NEHEMIAH 13

ADAM CLARKE

JAMIESON, F, B

JOHN GILL

DAVE GUZIK

MATTHEW HENRY

ALBERT BARNES

PHIL NEWTON

BRIAN BILL

STEVEN COLE

RAY STEDMAN (DEVOTIONAL)

RAY STEDMAN

STEVE ZEISLER

G CAMPBELL MORGAN

RAY STEDMAN (DEVOTIONAL)

F B MEYER

RAY STEDMAN (DEVOTIONAL)

ALEXANDER MACLAREN

HUGH STOWELL
A MODEL FOR MEN OF BUSINESS OR
LECTURES ON THE CHARACTER OF NEHEMIAH (1872)

F B MEYER

RAY STEDMAN (DEVOTIONAL)

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Nehemiah 1:1-11

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Nehemiah 1:1-4

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Nehemiah 1:4-11

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Nehemiah 2:1-20

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Nehemiah 2:9-20

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On The Job

Nehemiah 3:1-32

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This Time Its Personal

Nehemiah 6:1-19

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The Country and the Home

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PREACHER'S HOMILETICAL COMMENTARY
NEHEMIAH
Various Authors
1880

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  • Nehemiah - Introduction
  • Nehemiah 1 Exposition
  • Nehemiah 1:1-11 Characteristics of a True Believer
  • Nehemiah 1:1 Goodness Superior to Circumstances
  • Nehemiah 1:2 Aggressive Benevolence
  • Nehemiah 1:3 The Baneful Consequences of Sin
  • Nehemiah 1:3 Sin Ruins a Kingdom
  • Nehemiah 1:4 Unselfish Sorrow
  • Nehemiah 1:4 Fasting
  • Nehemiah 1:5-11 Intercessory Prayer
  • Nehemiah 1:5-11 Prayer for Church Revival
  • Nehemiah 1:5 The Majesty and Mercy of God
  • Nehemiah 1:6 Importunity in Prayer
  • Nehemiah 1:6 Forgotten Sins Remembered
  • Nehemiah 1:7 Forgotten Sins Remembered
  • Nehemiah 1:8 God's Memory
  • Nehemiah 1:8, 9 Punishment and Penitence
  • Nehemiah 1:9-10 Ejecting Grace
  • Nehemiah 1:10 And Elect People
  • Nehemiah 1:11 Modest Goodness
  • Nehemiah 1:11 Unanswered Prayers
  • Nehemiah 1:11 Man's Equality Before God
  • Nehemiah 1 Illustrations

 

  • Nehemiah 2 Exposition
  • Nehemiah 2:1-8 Divine Interposition
  • Nehemiah 2:1-8 Disinterested Love for a Suffering Church
  • Nehemiah 2:1-2 Subject and Sovereign
  • Nehemiah 2:4 Spiritual Recollectedness
  • Nehemiah 2:4 Ejaculatory Prayer
  • Nehemiah 2:7 Religious Prudence
  • Nehemiah 2:8 The Hand of God
  • Nehemiah 2:8 The Hand of God - Thankfulness
  • Nehemiah 2:9-20 The Initial Stages of a Great Reformation
  • Nehemiah 2:9 Secular Aid for Spiritual Work
  • Nehemiah 2:10 First Hindrance - Secret Jealousy
  • Nehemiah 2:11 Preparatory Retirement
  • Nehemiah 2:11 Preparatory Retirement - addendum
  • Nehemiah 2:12 The Walls Inspected
  • Nehemiah 2:12 A Time for Silence
  • Nehemiah 2:17 An Appeal for Help
  • Nehemiah 2:18 The Strength of Unity
  • Nehemiah 2:19 Second Hindrance - Open Derision
  • Nehemiah 2:19 Open Derision
  • Nehemiah 2:20 Confidence in God an Incentive to Work
  • Nehemiah 2:20 The Miserable Condition of the Church's Enemies
  • Nehemiah 2 Illustrations

 

  • Nehemiah 3 Exposition
  • Nehemiah 3:1-32 The Moral Significance of Names
  • Nehemiah 3 Illustrations - Hebrew names
  • Nehemiah 3:1-32 Life's Masonry
  • Nehemiah 3 Illustrations - Sacredness of Labor
  • Nehemiah 3:1-32 A Suggestive Church Record
  • Nehemiah 3:1 Priesthood (and illustrations)
  • Nehemiah 3:1 Ministerial Adaptability
  • Nehemiah 3:2-3 System and Detail in Work
  • Nehemiah 3:5 Rival Classes (and illustrations)
  • Nehemiah 3:6 The Old Gate
  • Nehemiah 3:8 The Broad Wall
  • Nehemiah 3:12 Family Zeal
  • Nehemiah 3:13-19 High Men at Lowly Tasks
  • Nehemiah 3:15,16 David, the National Hero
  • Nehemiah 3 A True Man (Illustrations)
  • Nehemiah 3:20-32 The Workmen's Day-Book
  • Nehemiah 3 Topography of the Book of Nehemiah (diagram of the gates)

 

  • Nehemiah 4 Exposition
  • Nehemiah 4:1-23 An Undaunted Heart
  • Nehemiah 4:1-23 Active Hostility Frustrated
  • Nehemiah 4:1-23 The Soldier Builders
  • Nehemiah 4:1-3 The Laws of Opposition
  • Nehemiah 4:1 Anger
  • Nehemiah 4:2 The Day of Small Things
  • Nehemiah 4:4-9 Praying and Working
  • Nehemiah 4:4-5 Imprecations
  • Nehemiah 4:11 The Craft and Cruelty of the Church's Adversaries
  • Nehemiah 4:11 Satanic Subtlety
  • Nehemiah 4:15 A Pause in the Work
  • Nehemiah 4 Addenda to Chapter 4

 

  • Nehemiah 5 Exposition
  • Nehemiah 5:1-19 Greed Corrected
  • Nehemiah 5:1-19 Godless Rich Men
  • Nehemiah 5:1-13 A Great Schism Averted
  • Nehemiah 5:1 The Accusing Cry of Humanity
  • Nehemiah 5:3-5 The Miseries of Debt
  • Nehemiah 5:6 Righteous Anger
  • Nehemiah 5:7 Introspection
  • Nehemiah 5:7 An Assembly Convoked Against Sinners
  • Nehemiah 5:8 Inconsistency Without Excuse
  • Nehemiah 5:9 God's People Under the Eye of a Critical World
  • Nehemiah 5:10 What Others Do No Excuse for My Doing
  • Nehemiah 5:12 Clenching a Good Resolution
  • Nehemiah 5:13 The Terrors of the Lord Persuading Men
  • Nehemiah 5:14 A Man Foregoing His Rights for the Sake of His Duties
  • Nehemiah 5:15 A Motto for a Manly Life
  • Nehemiah 5:19 Conscious Integrity
  • Nehemiah 5:19 The Saint's Support
  • Nehemiah 5:19 The Remembrance of Good Deeds a Pillow of Rest for a Good Man

 

  • Nehemiah 6 Exposition
  • Nehemiah 6:1-19 The Perils of Greatness
  • Nehemiah 6:1-4 Persistency
  • Nehemiah 6:1-2 Old Foes With New Faces
  • Nehemiah 6:3 The Great Work
  • Nehemiah 6:3 Hindrances of Revivals
  • Nehemiah 6:5-8 Slander
  • Nehemiah 6:6 Rumor
  • Nehemiah 6:8 Boldness
  • Nehemiah 6:9 Fear and Faith
  • Nehemiah 6:9 Felt Weakness
  • Nehemiah 6:10-13 Panic
  • Nehemiah 6:10 Lying Prophets
  • Nehemiah 6:11 Personal Responsibility
  • Nehemiah 6:11 Self Respect
  • Nehemiah 6:11 Christian Firmness
  • Nehemiah 6:12 Human Prescience
  • Nehemiah 6:13 Bribery
  • Nehemiah 6:15 Fifty-two Days Work
  • Nehemiah 6:16 The Godward Side of Things
  • Nehemiah 6:16 The Overruling God
  • Nehemiah 6:16 The World's Acknowledgment of God
  • Nehemiah 6:17-19 Oppositions of Influence
  • Nehemiah 6:17-18 Deserters
  • Nehemiah 6:19 The Bad Man Praised
  • Nehemiah 6 Addendum to Chapter 6

 

  • Nehemiah 7 Exposition
  • Nehemiah 7:1-3 Finished Work
  • Nehemiah 7:2 The Best Testimonial
  • Nehemiah 7:4 The Spaciousness and Emptiness of the City of God
  • Nehemiah 7:5 Family Traditions
  • Nehemiah 7:70-72 The Enthusiasm of Generosity
  • Nehemiah 7:73 Toilers Resting
  • Nehemiah 7 Addendum to Chapter Seven - Cities
  • Nehemiah 7 Addendum to Chapter Seven - Genealogies
  • Nehemiah 7 Addendum to Chapter Seven - Old Writers

 

  • Nehemiah 8 Exposition
  • Nehemiah 8:4-8 The Church's Common Service
  • Nehemiah 8:5-6 The Effect of Ezra's Preaching
  • Nehemiah 8:9 Ezra Reading the Law
  • Nehemiah 8:10 The Christian in His Spiritual Joys
  • Nehemiah 8:10 The Joy of the Lord
  • Nehemiah 8:10 The Joy of the Lord Is Our Strength
  • Nehemiah 8:10 On Religious Joy As Giving Strength
  • Nehemiah 8:18 Daily Bible Reading
  • Nehemiah 8 Addendum to Chapter 8 - Festivals
  • Nehemiah 8 Addendum to Chapter 8 - Old Writers

 

  • Nehemiah 9 Exposition
  • Nehemiah 9:1-38 Hebraic Conceptions of God
  • Nehemiah 9:1-38 The Story of God's Providence Retold
  • Nehemiah 9:1-38 A Nation's Prayer
  • Nehemiah 9:6 The World Preserved by Divine Providence
  • Nehemiah 9:17 The Mercy of God
  • Nehemiah 9:18-21 Promises Kept
  • Nehemiah 9:21 The History of a Generation
  • Nehemiah 9:25-26 Secular Prosperity Inimical to Spiritual Life
  • Nehemiah 9:38 Responsibility of Honor
  • Nehemiah 9 Addendum to Chapter Nine - Old Writers

 

  • Nehemiah 10 Exposition
  • Nehemiah 10:28-31 Unworldliness
  • Nehemiah 10:29 Moses
  • Nehemiah 10:32-39 Voluntary Taxation
  • Nehemiah 10:39 Zeal for the Sanctuary
  • Nehemiah 10:39 Zeal for God's House Expressed in a Holy Resolution not to Forsake It
  • Nehemiah 10 Addendum to Chapter Ten - Tithes
  • Nehemiah 10 Addendum to Chapter Ten - Old Writers

 

  • Nehemiah 11 Exposition
  • Nehemiah 11:1-19 The Holy City Replenished
  • Nehemiah 11:1 The Holy City
  • Nehemiah 11:16 The Secular in Sacred Services
  • Nehemiah 11:22-23 The Service of Song in the House of the Lord
  • Nehemiah 11 Addendum to Chapter Eleven - Priests and the Congregation
  • Nehemiah 11 Addendum to Chapter Eleven - Holy People on Sacred Soil

 

  • Nehemiah 12 Exposition
  • Nehemiah 12:27-43 The Dedication of the Wall
  • Nehemiah 12:23 A Book
  • Nehemiah 12:24 Posthumous Influence
  • Nehemiah 12:30 Beginning at the Right Place
  • Nehemiah 12:43 A Great Rejoicing
  • Nehemiah 12:43 True Joy
  • Nehemiah 12:44-47 Thanksgiving and Thanks-living
  • Nehemiah 12:46 The Good Old Times

 

  • Nehemiah 13 Exposition
  • Nehemiah 13:1-3 Renewed Purification
  • Nehemiah 13:1-2 The Irrevocableness of Wrongdoing
  • Nehemiah 13:2 Good Out of Evil
  • Nehemiah 13:4-8 Reformation a Slow Work
  • Nehemiah 13:17-18 Profanation of the Sabbath
  • Nehemiah 13:22 Nehemiah
  • Nehemiah 13:26 Solomon
  • Nehemiah 13:31 Divine Remembrance
  • Nehemiah 13:31 A Life's Work Reviewed

PULPIT COMMENTARY
Nehemiah
George Rawlinson - Exposition
G. Wood - Homiletics
1881

 

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Reformation Study Bible
Notes on Nehemiah

NEHEMIAH 1

NEHEMIAH 2

NEHEMIAH 3

NEHEMIAH 4

NEHEMIAH 5

NEHEMIAH 6

NEHEMIAH 7

NEHEMIAH 8

NEHEMIAH 9

NEHEMIAH 10

NEHEMIAH 11

NEHEMIAH 12

NEHEMIAH 13

ROB SALVATO
Sermon Notes Nehemiah
Calvary Chapel, Vista, California

CHARLES SIMEON
Sermons on Nehemiah

CHUCK SMITH
Notes on Nehemiah
Updated December 14, 2015

Through the Bible (C2000 Series)

Audio Series

Sermon Notes

Commentary - Transcripts that Correspond to the C2000 Series above

SPEAKER'S COMMENTARY
on Nehemiah
Editor F C Cook
1873

RAY STEDMAN
Sermons on Nehemiah
Excellent

RAY STEDMAN
Devotionals on Nehemiah

NEHEMIAH: BIBLE COMMENTARY
Some Duplication of Preceding Material

C. H. SPURGEON
All of Spurgeon's Sermons on
The Book of Nehemiah

C H SPURGEON
Devotionals on Nehemiah
Morning and Evening, Faith's Checkbook

HUGH STOWELL
A Model for Men of Business or
Lectures on the Character of Nehemiah
(1872)
Excellent Study

Spurgeon - The author does not attempt a full exposition, but aims at furnishing a plain, practical handbook for men of business and others whose time is limited. He gives fourteen good, sensible lectures on the Book. (Commenting and Commentaries; Lectures Addressed to the students of the Pastors' College)

RICHARD STRAUSS
Sermons on
Audio Only

  • Nehemiah 1 Getting the Vision MP3
  • Nehemiah 2 God Will Prosper Us MP3
  • Nehemiah 4:1-23 Remember the Lord MP3
  • Nehemiah 5-6 This Work Was Wrought By God MP3
  • Nehemiah 7 Show Your Pedigree MP3
  • Nehemiah 8:1-8 Back to the Bible MP3
  • Nehemiah 9:5-17 Blessed Be Thy Glorious Name MP3
  • Nehemiah 8:9-18 The Joy of the Lord MP3
  • Nehemiah 10:28-39 Day of Decision MP3
  • Nehemiah 11 The Place of God's Choosing MP3
  • Nehemiah 12 The Heart of the Matter MP3

THIRD MILLENNIUM
Study Notes on
The Book of Nehemiah

Outline & References

Nehemiah 1

Nehemiah 2

Nehemiah 3

Nehemiah 4

Nehemiah 5

Nehemiah 6

Nehemiah 7

Nehemiah 8

Nehemiah 9

Nehemiah 10

Nehemiah 11

Nehemiah 12

Nehemiah 13

TODAY IN THE WORD
Devotionals
Moody Bible Institute

DANIEL WHEDON
Commentary on the
Book of Nehemiah

STEVE ZEISLER
Sermons on
The Book of Nehemiah
Peninsula Bible Church

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