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Session 5.04 for January 27, 2013

In Nehemiah 8:1-10, Nehemiah reads the words of the law to the people, and they are transformed by the proclamation. They find themselves lacking when they see how far they have strayed from the law; yet, Nehemiah’s words remind them that God is a place of safety from which we draw strength to have joy instead of mourning, hope instead of fear, redemption instead of punishment.


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Scripture: Nehemiah 8:1-10

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Lately, I have been viewing your video during my sermon preparation. I find that your reflections on the text are both faithful and illuminating. This commentary on Nehemiah 8 again does not disappoint.
Thanks again.

January 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAndrew

Thanks, Andrew! We're glad you are finding it helpful!

January 26, 2013 | Registered CommenterFaithElement

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