To engage the learners in a study of the Scripture text:
Option 1. Distribute copies of the “It’s a Secret!” exercise from the activity page, which you can download here. Discuss the top half of this particular exercise as a class; then have participants form study pairs (or triads) to answer the two questions in its bottom half. Discuss conclusions as a class.
- If all your learners are online, consider using Zoom Breakouts (which you can learn about here).
- If some of your learners are online and others are in the classroom with you, consider breaking the in-person learners into groups together and using Zoom Breakouts for the online learners.
Option 2. To expand consideration of opposition to Nehemiah, distribute copies of the “A Tale of Three Enemies” exercise from the activity page. Have participants work in study pairs to complete it as indicated. Discuss conclusions as appropriate.
Note: Whenever you distribute copies of anything, use hard-copy (paper) handouts for those physically present and e-copies for those joining online via Zoom, etc.