Old Testament

Nehemiah 6:1–19

Context of the Passage: In Nehemiah 5, Nehemiah faced internal challenges, while in Nehemiah 6 he faced external ones.  The intensity of the conflict rose when the job was near completion. In what appears to be a last ditch effort to thwart Nehemiah’s e... Read More »

Nehemiah 5:1–19

Context of the Passage: The rebuilding of the walls has passed the half-way mark.  As the work progressed, in addition to the external threats from enemies, Nehemiah also faced internal threats.  The needs were real and in part caused by Nehemiah’s... Read More »

Nehemiah 4:1–23

Facing Discouragement W/ Courage Context of the Passage: This chapter describes the struggles that the people had to endure during the work.  The chapter begins by describing the response of the opposition to the work and the efforts that they made to dis... Read More »

Nehemiah 3:1–32

Context of the Passage: In this passage, we see Nehemiah and the people getting organized to work.  The people have heard and responded to the challenge of Nehemiah. Now, they begin to organize around family break down the task into manageable units and a... Read More »

Nehemiah 2:1–20

Facing Failure with Faith Context of the Passage: Nehemiah chapter 2 takes place 4 months after the events of chapter 1.  God did not immediately send Nehemiah when Hanani told him about the condition of Jerusalem.  Nor, did Nehemiah immediately ask ... Read More »

Nehemiah 1:1–11

Facing Circumstances with Prayer Context of the Passage: Nehemiah was a Lay Person! As the book of Nehemiah begins, we meet an unusual man.  He’s a man with a good job – good salary his was an important job – he worked for the state, but not... Read More »

Testifying to Gospel Preaching: Jesus and the Gospel in the Old Testament

One of the greatest aspects of the Bible is the forward nature of the plan of God. From the first words we find in Genesis to the last amen in Revelation, we see a plan that is constantly moving forward. The Old Testament weaves throughout its pages the messag... Read More »

The Portrait of a Preacher

SWBTS Chapel sermon called The Portrait of a Preacher by Dr. Albert Mohler. Read More »

Preaching Christ from Old Testament Narratives

Numbers 24:15-19 – “A Ruler Will Come Out of Jacob” Who would expect a non-Israelite Prophet like Balaam to be the avenue through whom God would give one of his strongest promises about a coming King and Ruler over all of the world? But that is what Numb... Read More »