The Plan

The Plan

Learning about God's Plan for Salvation at South Shore Trinity Lutheran Church

Nehemiah 6:1-7:4

A plot is hatched to remove Nehemiah and the walls are finished

Nehemiah 4:1-23

¨ The people around Jerusalem plot to stop the construction

Week 35 – Nehemiah

 Just because it’s God’s Plan and He uses His people to bring it about, doesn’t mean that the whole process is going to be a walk in the park. On the contrary, as we have learned over the last few months, Satan and humanities sinfulness often try to derail God’s Plan. This week Nehemiah and the Jerusalem rebuilders find that out first hand. They want to rebuild God’s Holy city but the nations around them, and the people’s sin, continue to fight against it. The good news is that God is always faithful and will see His people through any obstacle they face. It was a good lesson for Nehemiah and it a fantastic lesson for us as well.

Nehemiah 2:1-20

Nehemiah allowed to go to Jerusalem to rebuild the walls

Ezra 10:1-17

The people separate from their pagan wives.

Ezra 9:1-15

Ezra prays for the people because they are intermarrying

Ezra 7:1-28

Ezra is sent to teach the people the Law of God

Week 34 – Esther

This week God continues to fulfill His promise to return His people to the promised land. That plan began a few weeks ago when we read the book of Ezra chapters 1-6. Cyrus, the king of Persia, allowed God’s people to return to Jerusalem and rebuild the temple. Then the book of Esther chronicled how God kept his people safe while they lived in Persia. This week we will read about the third and finally emigration home. The story begins with the King’s cupbearer leading a group of people back to Jerusalem to rebuild the wall.

Esther 9:1-19

The Jews defend themselves and destroy their enemies.

Esther 8:1-17

What the king proclaims cannot be undone,... but….