Insight for Living

Pastor Chuck Swindoll

The Matter at Hand, Part 1

October 11, 2023

Israel’s exile was one of the darkest seasons in Israel’s history. After decades of waiting, light began to pierce the darkness. The people were going home!

During this time of transition, Israel needed a great leader. God selected a modest court attendant named Nehemiah. In addition to overseeing the rebuilding of Jerusalem’s walls, Nehemiah would unify the people and persevere against staunch opponents.

Begin your journey into the book of Nehemiah with Pastor Chuck Swindoll as he looks to this leader’s example. Explore the qualities that made Nehemiah a man of character and apply his example to your own life!

References: Nehemiah 1

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About Pastor Chuck Swindoll

Charles R. Swindoll has devoted his life to the accurate, practical teaching and application of God's Word. Since 1998, he has served as the founder and senior pastor-teacher of Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco, Texas, but Chuck's listening audience extends far beyond a local church body. As a leading program in Christian broadcasting since 1979, Insight for Living airs in major Christian radio markets around the world, reaching people groups in languages they can understand. Chuck's extensive writing ministry has also served the body of Christ worldwide and his leadership as president and now chancellor of Dallas Theological Seminary has helped prepare and equip a new generation for ministry. Chuck and Cynthia, his partner in life and ministry, have four grown children, ten grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.


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