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Taking Action Is a Critical Step of Prayer (Nehemiah 2:1-11)   What made the beginning of the Nehemiah’s project unique and successful? Nehemiah had been praying for God’s guidance for months. Nehemiah had a clear objective to restore the city of Jerusalem. Nehemiah had sought the supporters for his project. Nehemiah had faced the obstructers who ...

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Minangkabau, Padang

Minangkabau, Padang in Indonesia These people are well known for their tradition of merantau (going to distant areas to seek success). Many of them have moved to other islands in Indonesia. In the 1800s, the Dutch took advantage of a conflict between the Minangkabau cultural guardians and Muslim leaders and intervened to gain control of the ...

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What News Did You Hear? (Nehemiah 1:1-11)   What did we learn about Nehemiah through today’s passage? He had keen interest for God’s promised land. (Neh. 1:4) He had great concern for God’s promised people. (Neh. 1:5) He had deep trust for God. (Neh. 1:6-11)   What were the key elements of Nehemiah’s prayer? Confess their past ...

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Nosu, Tianba

Nosu, Tianba in China IdentityThe clothing and ethnic identity of the Tianba Nosu is similar to the Yinuo Nosu, but the two groups speak different languages and mutual communication is difficult. The Tianba Nosu are part of the Yi nationality. HistoryViolent conflict, intertribal and interclan warfare, and the taking of slaves were commonplace among the various branches ...

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Obstacle, Something We Always Face (-Nehemiah 4:1-23)   1.      What do enemies do in order to fail your mission? a. They undermine your initiative to deceive your people. (Neh. :1-3)   b. They conspire with others to disturb your restoration process. (Neh. 4:7-8) c.       They frame fears through rumors to discourage your people. (Neh. 4:10-12)   2.      What shall we do when we ...

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Restoration of Holy City (Zachariah :1-13)   1.      What are four principles of the restoration of God’s people? a.      It displays God’s compassion for His people. (Zac 8:1-2) b.      It begins by God’s returning to His people and their city. (Zac 8:3) c.       It brings God’s peace to all generations and genders. (Zac 8:4-5) d.      It will be done because God ...

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Luoluopo, Central

Luoluopo, Central in China The religion of this group is polytheism, believing in many gods. They are also animists, worshiping the spirits of their dead ancestors, as well as spirits of the hills, trees, water, earth, sky, wind, and forests. Magic plays a major role in their daily lives. Surprisingly, they believe in a creator God ...