Bible Truth: Selfishness is the sin that destroys all efforts at great success.
Memory Verse: “So the Lord scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of the earth: and they left off to build the city.” – Genesis 11:8
Weekly Study Guide
Bible Truth: God has rules for His creatures that He expects them to keep.
Memory Verse: Then the Lord God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of Us, to know good and evil. And now, lest he put out his hand and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever”— 23 therefore the Lord God sent him out of the garden of Eden to till the ground from which he was taken.”— Genesis 3:22-23 (NKJV)
Bible Truth: Nehemiah expected the Israelites to remember and observe the Sabbath.
Memory Verse: “And I commanded the Levites that they should cleanse themselves, and that they should come and keep the gates, to sanctify the sabbath day. Remember me, O my God, concerning this also, and spare me according to the greatness of thy mercy.” – Nehemiah 13:22
Bible Truth: Nehemiah’s portrayal of the dedication of the wall is an act of worship and thanking God.
Memory Verse: Also that day they offered great sacrifices, and rejoiced, for God had made them rejoice with great joy; the women and the children also rejoiced, so that the joy of Jerusalem was heard afar off. – Nehemiah 12:43
Bible Truth: The Festival of Booths and Ezra’s readings were an observation of the Israelites’ wilderness exile and the giving of the Law.
Memory Verse: “So the whole assembly of those who had returned from the captivity made booths and sat under the booths; for since the days of Joshua the son of Nun until that day the children of Israel had not done so. And there was very great gladness.” – Nehemiah 8:17 (NKJV)
Bible Truth: As an act of worship, Ezra prepared gifts of precious metals to be carried by the priests and Levites to the house of God in Jerusalem.
Memory Verse: “And I said unto them, Ye are holy unto the Lord; the vessels are holy also; and the silver and the gold are a freewill offering unto the Lord God of your fathers.” – Ezra 8:28 (KJV)