DEVOTIONAL READING: Psalm 96
BACKGROUND SCRIPTURE: Nehemiah 12:27–43
NEHEMIAH 12:27–38, 43
GOD’S PEOPLE WORSHIP
Unit 3: Worshiping in Jerusalem Again (Nehemiah)
After participating in this lesson, each student will be able to:
1. Describe how ancient Israel gave thanks for a great accomplishment through a joyous but formal praise service.
2. Explain how the celebration and worship in the text can be a model for a proper celebration of any ministry task successfully completed.
3. Plan a detailed celebration for the church of a past or possible future great accomplishment.
A. Joyful Celebration
B. Lesson Background: Geography
C. Lesson Background: Levites
I. Dedication Preparation (NEHEMIAH 12:27–30)
A. Musicians (v. 27)
B. Singers (vv. 28, 29)
C. Purification (v. 30)
II. Dedication Participation (NEHEMIAH 12:31–38)