The house of God Covenants made and broken

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The house of God Covenants made and broken Nehemiah let us rise and build

The house of God Covenants made and broken Nehemiah let us rise and build The Kettering Weekend March 2016 6.

Structure A | Covenant made B | Malachi’s message INTERACTION C | Nehemiah returns

Structure A | Covenant made B | Malachi’s message INTERACTION C | Nehemiah returns D | Principles OVERVIEW SESSION 6

Questions How does Malachi fit in? Was Nehemiah’s response the right one? What can

Questions How does Malachi fit in? Was Nehemiah’s response the right one? What can we learn? QUESTIONS SESSION 6

Structure A | Covenant made B | Malachi’s message INTERACTION C | Nehemiah returns

Structure A | Covenant made B | Malachi’s message INTERACTION C | Nehemiah returns D | Principles OVERVIEW SESSION 6

PERSIAN RULERS 20 th Year [445 BC] ARTAXERXES I Nehemiah before the King [Neh

PERSIAN RULERS 20 th Year [445 BC] ARTAXERXES I Nehemiah before the King [Neh 2: 1] TIMELINE 25 th Elul Wall finished after 52 days [Neh 6: 15] 15 -22 Tishri Celebration of Feast of Booths [Neh 8: 14] JERUSALEM Chislev Nov/Dec 24 th Tishri People gather [Neh 9: 1] Heshvan Oct/Nov Tishri Sep/Oct Elul Aug/Sep Av Jul/Aug Tammuz Jun/Jul Sivan May/Jun Iyyar Apr/May Nisan Mar/Apr Adar Feb/Mar 2 nd/3 rd Av Wall started [Neh 6: 15] Shebat Jan/Feb Tebeth Dec/Jan Chislev Nov/Dec Hanani brings Nehemiah report [Neh 1: 1] 1 st Tishri People gather [Neh 7: 738: 1]

Nehemiah Structure 8: reading the Law + Feast of Booths 9 -10: covenant sealed

Nehemiah Structure 8: reading the Law + Feast of Booths 9 -10: covenant sealed 11: Jerusalem repopulated 12: joyful dedication of wall NEHEMIAH 8 -12 SESSION 6

The covenant Observe and do commandments (10: 29) 1. No foreign marriages (10: 30)

The covenant Observe and do commandments (10: 29) 1. No foreign marriages (10: 30) 2. Sabbath trading laws kept (10: 31) 3. To keep the year of release (10: 31) 4. Annual temple tax (10: 32 -33) 5. Provisions for temple (10: 34 -35) 6. Provisions for priests (10: 36 -39) PLEDGES SESSION 6

The house of our God • • the house of our God (10: 32)

The house of our God • • the house of our God (10: 32) the house of our God (10: 33) the house of our God (10: 34) the house of the LORD (10: 35) the house of our God (10: 36) the house of our God (10: 37) the house of our God (10: 38) ‘we will not neglect the house of our God’ (10: 39) FOCUS SESSION 6

The book of Moses ‘On that day they read from the Book of Moses

The book of Moses ‘On that day they read from the Book of Moses in the hearing of the people. And in it was found written that no Ammonite or Moabite should ever enter the assembly of God, for they did not meet the people of Israel with bread and water, but hired Balaam against them to curse them—yet our God turned the curse into a blessing. ’ (Neh 13: 1 -2) BOOK OF MOSES ‘No Ammonite or Moabite may enter the assembly of the LORD. Even to the tenth generation, none of them may enter the assembly of the LORD forever, because they did not meet you with bread and with water on the way, when you came out of Egypt, and because they hired against you Balaam the son of Beor from Pethor of Mesopotamia, to curse you. But the LORD your God would not listen to Balaam; instead the LORD your God turned the curse into a blessing for you, because the LORD your God loved you. ’ (Deut 23: 3 -5) SESSION 6

Structure A | Covenant made B | Malachi’s message INTERACTION C | Nehemiah returns

Structure A | Covenant made B | Malachi’s message INTERACTION C | Nehemiah returns D | Principles OVERVIEW SESSION 6

Interactive Bit When did Malachi prophesy? What was his main messages? What would a

Interactive Bit When did Malachi prophesy? What was his main messages? What would a modern day Malachi challenge us on? Nehemiah 13 13: 29 13: 5, 10 13: 23 NEHEMIAH & MALACHI Malachi 2: 8 3: 8 2: 11, 14 -16 SESSION 6

Malachi and Nehemiah 13 Malachi The priests had ‘defiled the In Malachi 1 -2,

Malachi and Nehemiah 13 Malachi The priests had ‘defiled the In Malachi 1 -2, the priesthood is priesthood, and the covenant of the condemned ‘you have corrupted the priesthood, and of the Levites’ (13: 29) covenant of Levi’ (2: 8) Eliashib had made Tobiah a chamber in the house of God where the tithes and offerings were normally situated (13: 5), and the Levites portions had stopped (13: 10) In Malachi 3, the people are told they have robbed God in ‘tithes’ (3: 8) and ‘offerings’ (3: 8) The people had ‘married wives of Ashdod, Ammon and Moab’ (13: 23) In Malachi 2, this inter-marriage is condemned (2: 11, 14 -16) NEHEMIAH & MALACHI SESSION 6

Malachi and Nehemiah Malachi had urged the people to ‘bring ye all the tithes

Malachi and Nehemiah Malachi had urged the people to ‘bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse’ (3: 10) This is done upon Nehemiah’s return ‘then brought all Judah the tithe…unto the treasuries’ (13: 12) NEHEMIAH & MALACHI SESSION 6

Structure A | Covenant made B | Malachi’s message C | Nehemiah returns D

Structure A | Covenant made B | Malachi’s message C | Nehemiah returns D | Principles OVERVIEW SESSION 6

Ammonite or Moabite ‘On that day they read from the Book of Moses in

Ammonite or Moabite ‘On that day they read from the Book of Moses in the hearing of the people. And in it was found written that no Ammonite or Moabite should ever enter the assembly of God. . ’ (Neh 13: 1) Nehemiah’s enemies… end up married into Jewish families! Tobiah was an Ammonite (2: 10) Tobiah ‘related’ to Eliashib (13: 4) Sanballat was a Horonite, possibly a Moabite (2: 10 cf. Isa 15: 5, Neh 13: 23) Son in law to Sanballat (13: 28) AMMON + MOAB SESSION 6

It was very displeasing 13: 4 -9 | ejection of Tobiah 13: 10 -14

It was very displeasing 13: 4 -9 | ejection of Tobiah 13: 10 -14 | tithes and priests portions 13: 15 -22 | sabbath 13: 23 -29 | mixed marriages 13: 30 -31 | provision for temple NEHEMIAH 13 SESSION 6

Nehemiah’s response • • I was very angry, and I threw out… (13: 8)

Nehemiah’s response • • I was very angry, and I threw out… (13: 8) I confronted the officials (13: 11) I confronted the nobles (13: 17) I commanded (13: 19) I warned…’I will lay hands on’ (13: 21) I confronted them and cursed them and beat some of them and pulled out their hair (13: 25) I chased him from me (13: 28) NEHEMIAH SESSION 6

The covenant made and then broken Observe and do commandments (10: 29) 1. 2.

The covenant made and then broken Observe and do commandments (10: 29) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. No foreign marriages (10: 30) Sabbath trading laws kept (10: 31) To keep the year of release (10: 31) Annual temple tax (10: 32 -33) Provisions for temple (10: 34 -35) Provisions for priests (10: 36 -39) ‘we will not neglect the house of our God’ (10: 39) PLEDGES Broken (13: 23) Broken (13: 19 -22) Broken? (13: 10? ) Broken (13: 30) Broken (13: 10, 31) ‘Why is the house of God forsaken? ’ (13: 11) SESSION 6

Rememeber • Remember me, O my God, for good (13: 14) • Remember me,

Rememeber • Remember me, O my God, for good (13: 14) • Remember me, O my God (13: 22) • Remember them, O my God (13: 29) • Remember me, O my God, for good (13: 31) REMEMBER SESSION 6

Structure A | Covenant made & broken B | Malachi’s message C | Nehemiah

Structure A | Covenant made & broken B | Malachi’s message C | Nehemiah returns D | Principles OVERVIEW SESSION 6

SUMMARY the body is one many parts prayer instant in prayer responding to problems

SUMMARY the body is one many parts prayer instant in prayer responding to problems inside & out loyalty to God preparing for the messenger remembering and being remembered Nehemiah let us rise and build The Kettering Weekend March 2016