First Baptist Church Batesville
DISCORD IN THE RANKS
April 18, 2021
Main Scripture Reference(s)
Nehemiah 5:1-8

DISCORD IN THE RANKS

April 18, 2021 / Nehemiah 5:1-8

Memory Verse for April 18 – April 24, 2021

Romans 5:8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners,

Christ died for us.

 

“DISCORD IN THE RANKS”

Nehemiah 5:1-8

 

I. THE PROBLEMS THAT ARE FACED

   A. The Reasons for the Problems

       1. There was a Famine (v.2)

       2. Heavy Taxation (v.3)

       3. High Interest Rates (v.4)

B. The Requirements for the Problems

    1. It is not wrong to lend money to a non-Jew for interest  (Deut. 23:19-20)

    2. It is not wrong to lend money to a Jew (Exodus 22:25)

   3. It is wrong to demand interest on a loan to a Jew (Deut. 23:19-20)

   4. It is wrong to enslave a fellow Jew (Leviticus 25:35-40)

II. THE PROCEDURE THAT IS FOLLOWED

     A. He Consulted with Himself (v.7a)

    B. He Confronted (v.7b)

    C. He Called a Conference (v.7c)

III. THE PRINCIPLES THAT ARE TO BE FULFILLED

     A. Be Grateful

    B. Be Generous

    C. Be Godly

 

 

 

 

 

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