Theme: Nehemiah’s Substantive Leadership- The Act of Leadership

The Act of Leadership

 Scripture: Nehemiah 1,2,3,4, &5.


Hello friends, I will introduce the book of Nehemiah to us today and we shall learn from “Nehemiah’s Substantive Leadership” for the next few days. Some may say, why should I learn from this teaching, after all, I’m not a leader or planning to becoming one in the future.

First, every human was created to be a leader and from the beginning in the book of Genesis 1:12- “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.” Secondarily, all knowledge is never a waste. You may find yourself just becoming a leader someday even when you did not aspire to become one. Your knowledge through these teachings may be all you need to learn about leadership. Therefore, I encourage you to stay with me for few more days.

 I intend to concentrate on chapters 1,2,3,4, &5 as we gradually delve into the topic above for couple of few days and becoming potential leaders.

Nehemiah, a contemporary of Ezra and a cupbearer in the Persian palace, leads the Babylonian exile’s third and final return to Jerusalem.

 His passion for Jerusalem’s well-being and the people who live there drives him to take courageous action. After being granted permission to return to his homeland, Nehemiah encourages his people to rebuild Jerusalem’s destroyed wall. Despite opposition from the outside and internal abuse, the mission is done in only fifty-two days, an achievement that even Israel’s enemies must credit to God’s enabling. The work of revitalizing and reforming God’s people within the repaired wall, on the other hand, necessitates years of Nehemiah’s godly life and leadership.

However, as a good and potential leader, we need to be like Nehemiah, who is not just substantive but also humble, compassionate, courageous, generous, and above all, sensitive to the people’s requests (Nehemiah 5:17-18). He also had a “deepening and growing relationship with God.” He was a man of prayer who prayed for the people and for God’s plan for his life. Nehemiah 4:7-9

For example, any believer or potential leader should prioritize “deepening their relationship with God.”

Finally, because great leaders are lifelong learners, new competence abilities should be a vital component of Christian leadership. Nehemiah possessed various leadership qualities that served as incentive for the people as they eagerly participated in the construction effort. As a result, we need to improve on our leadership skills to be more effective.

 Tomorrow, we would discuss on the “Six Christian Leadership” Nehemiah possessed in other to be successful as a good leader.


Dear Lord, help us to understand and through this teaching how to be good leaders, Amen.

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Pastor Bob (Idamiebi Benson Bob-Manuel) is a husband and father of three. Born and raised in Nigeria he moved to Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada in 2019 to pursue a calling from the Lord to build an in-person and online ministry. After serving in various ministerial capacities for 18 years, Bob was ordained as a Pastor in January 2018. Since coming to Canada he has served at The Bridge Church, a ministry under the covering of the Foursquare Church of Canada and currently serves as an associate pastor with Wellsprings Victory Church in Regina, Saskatchewan. Bob has a passion for sharing the word of God through preaching, teaching, and worship. He believes in the power and righteousness of servant leadership and has devoted his life to walking the path that God has placed before him. Bob is also pursuing a Master’s degree in Christian Leadership through distance learning with Trinity Western University British Columbia, Canada.

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