~ Nehemiah, a man who was used by God in perilous times, reveals the incredible power of a single individual. Nehemiah was the cupbearer to a Persian king who sought permission to return to Jerusalem to rebuild the wall, encircling the city. Nehemiah's story, written much like a journal, records a remarkable story of Jewish history: the restoration of the walls around Jerusalem that provide the protection of the holy city. Without the heroic acts of Nehemiah, the city of Jerusalem would have been in danger and the Jewish nation and their religion may have ceased. God used individuals in perilous times to stand against unholy people to preserve the Jewish people and their culture and tradition. Difficult situations require godly leadership. Nehemiah did more than lead a construction project; he led the people to correct injustices, to return to worship, and to spiritual revival. Nehemiah is an example to believers that God's people have to leave places of comfort to be used by God to accomplish His purpose. 6 lessons.