Healthy Politics - Lesson 4 We Are All in This Together - Nehemiah 5

Discussion Questions:

  1. How have you seen misuse of power and favoritism work against community?

  2. What difference does Nehemiah’s consulting with himself before talking to the rulers and nobles make?  How has taking time to think through situations helped you stay true to the standards of God’s Kingdom?

  3. Why does Nehemiah emphasize over and over that what the nobles and rulers were doing was against their “brothers”?  How does seeing people this way curb selfishness and greed?

  4. How does the image of God play an important role in Nehemiah’s leadership?  Why is living this way an effective way to do politics?  

  5. Why does poor shepherding result in division and leaving people vulnerable?  How does this apply to our political situation today?

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