Tag Archives: Nehemiah

Characteristics of a Spiritual Leader

Reflect on the characteristics of a spiritual leader that Nehemiah demonstrated.

  • Faced Reality: Nehemiah didn’t ignore the problem (Neh 1:4).
  • Personally Cared: Nehemiah had a cushy circumstance, but he cared about his people. When he heard the bad news, he sat down and cried (Neh 1:4). He mourned for several days.

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How to Overcome Discouragement

What can a leader do to help people overcome discouragement?

Here are some tips adapted from Charles Swindoll’s “Hand Me Another Brick.”

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Begin at the Sheep Gate

When Nehemiah rebuilt the walls, work began at the Sheep Gate (Neh 3:1). This provided a way to bring sacrifices for the people’s sins.

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