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INSPIRATIONALREADINGNehemiah 8Scriptural Pattern
Learn to fearKeep the wordsDo themHeart not lifted upTurn not to right or leftProlong his daysHearLearnFear ObserveDeut. 17:18-20Deut. 31:11-13Scriptural Pattern
II Kings 22:8-11II Kings 23:1-3Josiah rediscovers book (Ezra 7:10)King reads before all people (Neh.8)Stood to covenant (Neh.10)Lu.4:16-22Custom of reading (Neh.8:1)Eyes fastened on him (Neh.8:3,5-6)Expounds meaning (Neh.8:7-8)Scriptural Pattern
Acts 15:21Acts 13:14-15,27Reading was customaryPaul attends readingLack expositionCol.4:16, I Thess.5:27I Tim.4:13Give AttendanceGr. to hold the mind towards,pay attn to, be cautious about,apply oneself toII Cor.3:15Be ChangedGr. lit. are being changedtransfigured Mt.17:2
Nehemiah 8:1-13Verse 1gathered themselvesVoluntarily!!as one manUnity of mind!!Ex.24:3,7 one voiceActs 1:14 Gr. homothumadon one mindTheme Acts 2:46,4:24,5:12,8:6,15:25Phil.2:2,Rom.12:16,15:6Gal.5:10 be none otherwise mindedPsalm 133:1,3Nehemiah 8:1-13
Verse 1-2Two Titles of EzraEzra The Scribe Ezra 7:6,10 Preparation!!Ezra The Priest Mal.2:7 - seek the law at his mouthThe congregationLXX ecclesiaall that could hear with understandingDeut.31:10-13 - Composition men,women,children,strangerIsaiah 28:9-10 - Principle of LearningGoal in Reading Repeated ReinforcementNatural progression in understandingNehemiah 8:1-13
Verse 3Ephraim GateOld GateFish GateSheep GateValley GateDung GateFountain GatePrison GateEast GateHorse GateWater GateTower of MeahTower of HananelOphel TowerstreetHeb. an open square
from the morning until middayHeb. (mgn) light A 3-6 hour study!
the ears of all the people were attentive
How you hear Lu.8:18What you hear Mk. 4:24Refusal Heb. 2:1-3Exhort Concentration, diligence, focusedengrossed, vigilance, in the zone.Lu.19:48Acts 17:11Goal in Reading Read in such a way as to command peoples attention and demand their focus.Nehemiah 8:1-13
Verse 5all the people stood upSame Rx @ dedication in I Kings 8:14
DemonstratedReverenceHumilityRespectFearEmotionMENTAL PREPARATIONRECEPTIVE FRAME OF MINDGoal in Reading Capture and express the emotion of the Word sothat those who have prepared themselves will be moved by it.Nehemiah 8:1-13
Verse 6Ezra blessed the LORD
Heb. barak to bend the knees, to kneel downPs.95:6 let us kneel before the LordII Chron.6:13 Solomons exampleAmen, Amenlifting up their handsfaces to the groundHeb. so be it see Jer. 11:5Understanding precedes Amen I Cor. 14:16
Perhaps like ascending incense Ps.141:2, Rev.5:8,8:3,4Complete submission to the will/mercy of another Christ Mt.26:39Nehemiah 8:1-13
Verse 6 (cont)Goal in Reading Reading always preceded by prayerReading itself is a form of worshipBe able to say AmenPosition ourselves reverently
Verse 7-9caused the people to understandNote: The people stood in their place.Levites moved amongst the people 1:1 and in small groups expounding the WordJehoshaphat set the pattern II Chron.17:7-9Necessarily leads to response v.12
distinctlyRSV clearlygave the senseRSV with interpretation insightGoal in Reading Capture the emotion & understanding and impart it to audience then reinforce it with exposition.Nehemiah 8:1-13
chief fathers, priests, Levites gather before Ezraeven to understand the words of the lawNote mgn. Rendering ---------- Train the TrainerVerse 14-18Experiential Learning The Feast of TabernaclesTHE JOY OF THE LORD IS YOUR STRENGTH v.10Accompanies the reading of the law Deut.31:9-13Reminder that we are simple sojournersGoal Reinforce the reading in a practical way.Goal in Reading Repeated ReinforcementNatural progression in understandingGoal in Reading Approach the Word with proper reverence Mental preparation for instructionGoal in Reading Reading always preceded by prayerReading itself is a form of worshipBe able to say AmenPosition ourselves reverentlyGoal Reinforce the reading in a practical way.
How dowe readlike Ezra?Goal in Reading Capture and express the emotion of the Word sothat those who have prepared themselves will be moved by it.Goal in Reading Capture the emotion & understanding and impart it to audience then reinforce it with exposition.Slooooooow Down - we should never be in a hurry to read the WordPreparation- read the passage ahead of time- feel the emotion ahead of time so that you can impart the same emotion to others you are reading to- review the difficult words- practice out loudEmphasize Sentiments and EmotionCan be accomplished by:- pausing- speeding up/slowing down- raising and lowering the voiceUse Punctuation to your Advantage- Hesitate at a comma- Pause at a semi-colon- Full stop at a colon/periodHow Readest Thou?
5. Posture- Stand erect- Open your airway- Project your vioce
LET S GIVE IT A TRY !!ACTS 7:51-60