Bible Passage: Nehemiah 1:1-11


Troubling news provides the opportunity to be honest about our circumstances, humble in the cry of our hearts, and hopeful about Christ-like change.


  1. Circumstances: “Great Trouble and Shame” (vs. 1-4)
  2. Cry of the Heart: “O LORD God of Heaven” (vs. 5-7)
  3. Christ-like Change: “If you Return…” (vs. 8-11)