God used Ezra and other men for other things, but he used a burdened Nehemiah and directed him to do something about the wall around Jerusalem. Nehemiah's example of leadership should challenge us, he said "come, let us," true leadership invites partnership and walking with those under the leadership. Likewise, Jesus works with us, he... Read More
In the fall from fervently following Christ to bitterly opposing Him, there is a state of sluggishness that occurs. The writer Hebrews says this can happen, but he doesn’t want it to happen to the reader. In verse 13 we have an example of Abraham. We have a God who promised, and we have Abraham... Read More
Just as there were Herod’s and Pharisees and scoffers and doubters in the days of Jesus and following… so we too have many things fighting for our attention today. We need an unfaltering focus on our Savior. Nehemiah 6 - The walls are up, the gates are about ready to go in and there seems... Read More
Nehemiah 5:1-19 In the first verse we see that “There was a great cry!” There was an outcry. Nehemiah’s response was very direct, he set up an assembly. He appeals to the nobles to restore and repair. Help bring them back up, they are your people and your brothers. Usary. Justice. Compassion/Mercy Let’s Talk About... Read More
Nehemiah 3 and 4 - If you've ever done clean up work, you know that it isn't the most fun kind of work. It is dirty. There is sweat. In chapter 4 we see more of the "how" of the rebuilding of the wall. Some questions we can ask here. Can evil be stopped? Can... Read More
Once again I don't have notes from this service. I apologize for that... but the text is taken from Nehemiah 2.
Romans 12:1-8 - A living sacrifice. Not to think highly, but to think soberly. Nehemiah 1:1-11 - Nehemiah felt and accepted the responsibility for his people and responded with prayer and fasting. In his prayers Nehemiah went back to the promises of God. The more one grows in grace, the meaner he is in his... Read More