Summary: Israel undertakes preparation for rededication and worship.


Nehemiah 12:27-47

I. Preparation for Rededication (27-30)

A. Worship (27-29)

B. Purification (30)

1. Fasting & Prayer

2. Bathing

b. Confession

c. Cleansing

d. 1 John 1:9

II. Procession of the Rededication (31-43)

A. 2 choirs for worship (32-42)

B. Sacrifices (43a)

1. (Praise) Hebrews 13:15, “By him

therefore let us offer the sacrifice of

praise to God continually, that is, the

fruit of our lips giving thanks to his


2. (Obedience) Ephesians 5:2, “And walk

in love, as Christ also hath loved us,

and hath given himself for us an offering

and a sacrifice to God for a

sweetsmelling savour”

3. (Word of God) Luke 11:28, “… blessed

are they that hear the word of God, and

keep it.”

4. (Giving) 2 Cor. 9:7, “Every man according

as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give;

not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God

loveth a cheerful giver.”

C. Great joy (43b)

III. Provision for continued Dedication (44-47)

A. Organized system of tithes & offerings (44)

B. Preparations for worship (45-47)

1. Faithfulness – ‘kept the ward’ (45)

2. Performed the duties required

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