THE POWER OF PRAISES (II)

Word Study Outline:  TUESDAY, MARCH 2, 2021

Theme for March:       RESTORATION       

Topic:                          THE POWER OF PRAISES (II)

Text:                            NEHEMIAH 8:9-12; 12:27-31a

INTRODUCTION

Welcome to the first Tuesday this month of Restoration. Trust your day is successful. Glory is to God. Last week, we started discussion on ‘the power of praises in pressing towards the mark. However, we discussed what can make our praises acceptable to God.   

i. Can you recollect what Ezra, Nehemiah and others leaders did? ………………………………………..

ii. How did the people respond? …………………………………………………………………………..

iii. What advice did Nehemiah give them? ……………………………………………………………..

Today, let us discuss the celebration and praises that followed.

I. Let us read Neh.12:27-31 together;

a. Who were the Levites? – Gen.29:31,34 ……………………………………………………………….

b. Why did they look for the Levites? Exo.32:25-29; Number 1:50-53 ……………………………………

c. How is this procedure apply to our worship/praises today

d. What else did they celebrate apart from the completion of the wall? Neh.8:8,9 ………………………

II. What were the effects or impact of praises in the following scriptures?

a. 2Chronicles 20:22 ……………………………………………………………………………………..

b. Acts 2:47. ……………………………………………………………………………………………..

Conclusion

Note that the walls were completed. The people were restored. They overcame threats from the enemies. Internal conflicts between the poor and the rich were resolved.

God desire a restored people; the walls were merely a way to encourage the people to return to Him with joy. The dedication was about what God had done in them, not what they had done over 52days.

The more we see God’s work, power, righteousness and holiness, the more thankful we should be

Going by this study, we can observe that PURIFICATION, DEDICATION, PRAYER AND PRAISES/ are necessary energy to enable us press towards the mark of our upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

As believers, we have no reason to stay discouraged or dejected. God provides victory.

Let the joy of the Lord be our strength as we press forward in our race of FAITH.

ADEYEYE Adeniran

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