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Nehemiah 8 - AMP

2 And Ezra the priest brought the Law before the assembly of both men and women and all who could hear with understanding, on the first of the seventh month. 3 He read from it, facing the broad place before the Water Gate, from early morning until noon, in the presence of the men and women and those who could understand; and all the people were attentive to the Book of the Law. 4 Ezra the scribe stood on a wooden pulpit which they had made for the purpose. And beside him stood Mattithiah, Shema, Anaiah, Uriah, Hilkiah, and Maaseiah on his right hand; and on his left hand, Pedaiah, Mishael, Malchijah, Hashum, Hashbaddana, Zechariah, and Meshullam. 5 Ezra opened the book in sight of all the people, for he was standing above them; and when he opened it, all the people stood up. 6 And Ezra blessed the Lord, the great God. And all the people answered, Amen, Amen, lifting up their hands; and they bowed their heads and worshiped the Lord with faces to the ground. 7 Also Jeshua, Bani, Sherebiah, Jamin, Akkub, Shabbethai, Hodiah, Maaseiah, Kelita, Azariah, Jozabad, Hanan, Pelaiah--the Levites--helped the people to understand the Law, and the people in their place. 8 So they read from the Book of the Law of God distinctly, faithfully amplifying and giving the sense so that understood the reading. 9 And Nehemiah, who was the governor, and Ezra the priest and scribe, and the Levites who taught the people said to all of them, This day is holy to the Lord your God; mourn not nor weep. For all the people wept when they heard the words of the Law. 10 Then told them, Go your way, eat the fat, drink the sweet drink, and send portions to him for whom nothing is prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord. And be not grieved and depressed, for the joy of the Lord is your strength and stronghold. 11 So the Levites quieted all the people, saying, Be still, for the day is holy. And do not be grieved and sad. 12 And all the people went their way to eat, drink, send portions, and make great rejoicing, for they had understood the words that were declared to them. 13 On the second day, all the heads of fathers' houses, with the priests and Levites, gathered to Ezra the scribe to study and understand the words of See footnote on Ezra 3:2.divine instruction. 14 And they found written in the law, which the Lord had commanded through Moses, that the Israelites should dwell in booths during the feast of the seventh month 15 And that they should publish and proclaim in all their towns and in Jerusalem, saying, Go out to the hills and bring branches of olive, wild olive, myrtle, palm, and other leafy trees to make booths, as it is written. 16 So the people went out and brought them and made themselves booths, each on the roof of his house and in their courts and the courts of God's house and in the squares of the Water Gate and the Gate of Ephraim. 17 All the assembly of returned exiles made booths and dwelt in them; for since the days of Jeshua (Joshua) son of Nun up to that day, the Israelites had not done so. And there was very great rejoicing. 18 Also day by day, from the first day to the last, Ezra read from the Book of the Law of God. They kept the feast for seven days; the eighth day was a solemn assembly, according to the ordinance.

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Steve Ely avatar
Common - Pt. 1 - Droppin' Dimes
Shared by: Steve Ely on May, 2016
Summary: Every Day. Routine. Take it or leave it. A dime a dozen. Do we treat the rare like the regular? Do we mistake the extraordinary for the ordinary? Do we overlook the incredible for the common?
Series: Common
Scripture: Nehemiah 8:2-6
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 466
T.J. Conwell avatar
God’s Word Brings Revival
Shared by: T.J. Conwell on Apr, 2016
Summary: How do we respond to God’s word? Is it a casual experience, or something that we treasure every day we are able? Are we reminded of what God has done because we spend time in His word? How we treat His word is a tremendous invitation to others.
Series: Nehemiah
John Gaston avatar
The Secret of Joy
Shared by: John Gaston on Mar, 2016
Summary: The difference between happiness and joy. Why is joy so important? 4 Basic Ingredients of joy.
Scripture: Nehemiah 8:10
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 487
Byron Perrine avatar
Sheer Joy!
Shared by: Byron Perrine on Jan, 2016
Summary: I have combined and reworked two sermons: "The Joy of the Lord is Our Strength" by Scott Coltrain (Nov. 2002) and "The Joy of the Lord" by John Dobbs (Dec. 2000) The sermon is intended to lift from despair and celebrate our salvation with joy.
Scripture: Nehemiah 8:1-10
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 401
Rick Boyne avatar
The Joy of the Lord
Shared by: Rick Boyne on Dec, 2015
Summary: Your circumstances, whether good or bad, doesn’t affect the joy you have in Jesus!
Scripture: Nehemiah 8:5-10
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 336
Gerry Cheney avatar
“The Joy of the Lord Is My Strength!”
Shared by: Gerry Cheney on Dec, 2015
Summary: Westminster catechism: Man’s chief end is to glorify God and enjoy him forever. Sadly, not many believers seem to enjoy God. Yet, according to scripture, discovering God's Joy in our lives is the key to persevering in our prayer life. Here are three keys!
Scripture: Nehemiah 8:10
Denomination: Vineyard
Views: 814
Paul Carlson avatar
How to Experience the Joy of the Lord
Shared by: Paul Carlson on Dec, 2015
Summary: PROPOSITION: Because Christ is the living Word, you are able to experience His joy through His Word.
Series: O.T. Survey
Scripture: Nehemiah 8:1-18
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 245
Mark Mitchell avatar
Rebuilding the Walls Nehemiah 7-8
Shared by: Mark Mitchell on Nov, 2015
Summary: Following Nehemiah's example will lead to church revitalization
Series: Nehemiah
Scripture: Nehemiah 7:1-8:18
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 180
Ian Humphrey avatar
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Scripture: Nehemiah 8:1-13
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 233
C. Philip Green avatar
Chasing Happiness
Shared by: C. Philip Green on May, 2015
Summary: In order to find true joy, let God's Word touch your mind, heart and will. In other words, understand it, celebrate it and do it.
Series: Nehemiah
Scripture: Nehemiah 8:1-18
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 311
Pat Damiani avatar
Gathering to Worship
Shared by: Pat Damiani on Apr, 2015
Summary: Worship that pleases God loves God's Word and lives God's Word.
Scripture: Nehemiah 7:1-8:18
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,023
Shawn Drake avatar
You Know It's A Good Sign When...
Shared by: Shawn Drake on Mar, 2015
Summary: This is the 9th sermon in the series "Rebuilding". No matter what is happening around you, when you are following God's will, things will be good for you.
Series: Rebuilding
Scripture: Nehemiah 8:1-18
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 235
Chris Appleby avatar
The Leader and Renewal
Shared by: Chris Appleby on Feb, 2015
Summary: The work’s finished! The people flock back into Jerusalem to celebrate. The people demand that God’s word be read to them! They show their renewed hunger for hearing God’s word.
M. Keith Williams avatar
Restoration of Worship
Shared by: M. Keith Williams on Jan, 2015
Summary: Authentic worship comes out of our understanding and experiencing God's grace
Scripture: Nehemiah 7:73-8:18
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,545
Jawahar Singh avatar
Rejoice in the Joy of the LORD
Shared by: Jawahar Singh on Jan, 2015
Summary: Rejoice in the Joy of the LORD.....What is the joy of the Lord?.... Our forced actions of joy does not force God to work in our lives, instead His Mighty Works force us to rejoice. Only we should continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel.
Scott Bayles avatar
Experiencing Revival
Shared by: Scott Bayles on Oct, 2014
Summary: Preached the weekend before our annual revival, this three-point expository sermon explores the real meaning of revival, focusing on the Word of God, the Worship of God and the Work of God.
Scripture: Nehemiah 8:1-10
Denomination: Christian Church
Views: 1,129
Ajai Prakash avatar
The WaterGate Revival
Shared by: Ajai Prakash on Oct, 2014
Summary: There is an unspoken desire in the body of Christ today to understand what revival is all about even though we may have never experienced it corporately. Israel was in a similar state in the 500's BC. In fact they did not have access to the Word of God ..
Series: Revival
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Scripture: Nehemiah 8:1-12
Views: 919
Monte Brown avatar
The Ephraim Gate
Shared by: Monte Brown on Sep, 2014
Summary: Our journey as believers is symbolized in our journey as we are in bondage to sin, to the Gate of Ephraim, which symbolizes abundant fruit.
Scripture: Nehemiah 8:16
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 623
David Owens avatar
When It's Dead, Revive It!
Shared by: David Owens on Sep, 2014
Summary: God brings revival into people when they have their hearts prepared through involvement with prayer and the Word of God.
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Scripture: Nehemiah 8:1-9:37
Views: 1,054
Dean Courtier avatar
Joy - Sermon Outline for Teen Talk
Shared by: Dean Courtier on Aug, 2014
Summary: A short outline for a talk on the topic of Joy for a teenage service
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Scripture: Nehemiah 8:9
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,556
Humberto Hilario avatar
La Ley Entra por Casa
Shared by: Humberto Hilario on Jul, 2014
Summary: Esta es una oportunidad que nos ha dado Dios para presentar una palabra que nos dio inicialmente para compartir con los maestros de Escuela Dominical orientada a los padres y madres así que vamos a estar ministrando esta vez nuestras propias vidas.
Series: Family
James May avatar
The True Source of Your Spiritual Strength
Shared by: James May on Jul, 2014
Summary: Where is the source of our Strength in God? It comes from Joy, and that Joy comes from hearing the uncompromised Word of God and allowing it to have an impact upon our hearts and lives. Without the Truth of the Word, there can be no Joy and strength.
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Scripture: Nehemiah 8:1-18
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 13,412
Kevin L. Jones avatar
The Ideal Church Service
Shared by: Kevin L. Jones on Jul, 2014
Summary: We all have our idea of what Church should be like. This sermon looks at an Old Testament example of what should be found in a modern day church service.
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Denomination: Baptist
Views: 12,369
Rev. Matthew Parker avatar
Living in the Joy of the Lord
Shared by: Rev. Matthew Parker on Jun, 2014
Summary: “Joy, which was the small publicity of the Pagan, is the gigantic secret of the Christian”. - G.K. Chesterton This message looks at the avenues and barriers to living in the joy of the Lord.
Mike Schmelzer avatar
The Joy of the Lord
Shared by: Mike Schmelzer on Apr, 2014
Summary: This is a message of encouragement to those who are facing struggles and to realize that you can still have the joy of the LORD even when you may not be happy.
Scripture: Nehemiah 8:9-10
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,674
Christian Cheong avatar
Feed on the Word of Life
Shared by: Christian Cheong on Mar, 2014
Summary: The Bible is our necessary food. It is always relevant.
Scripture: Nehemiah 8:1-12
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 608
Perry Greene avatar
Story 21 Wall-Eyed
Shared by: Perry Greene on Mar, 2014
Summary: In addition to the rebuilding of the temple and priesthood, the people rebuilt the walls of Jerusalem. They did so as a community of believers.
Series: The Story
Mark A. Barber avatar
The Joy of the LORD is Your Strength
Shared by: Mark A. Barber on Feb, 2014
Summary: What is the lesson to be learned from the passage which includes "The Joy of the LORD is Your Strength?
Scripture: Nehemiah 8:5-12
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 1,186
Christopher Holdsworth avatar
A Public Bible Reading
Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on Oct, 2013
Summary: A spontaneous act of dedication, an outpouring of divine blessings, a day of revival: the makings of a memorable holiday.
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Nehemiah 8:1-10
Views: 1,607
W Pat Cunningham avatar
Pray to the Lord of the Harvest of Faith
Shared by: W Pat Cunningham on Sep, 2013
Summary: In faith we must weep, like the people of Israel, when we hear the Law of God; there are three reasons to do so.
Series: Lumen Fidei
Scripture: Nehemiah 8:1-12
Denomination: Catholic
Views: 446