So I went to the governors of Trans-Euphrates and gave them the king’s letters. The king had also sent army officers and cavalry with me.
When Sanballat the Horonite and Tobiah the Ammonite official heard about this, they were very much disturbed that someone had come to promote the welfare of the Israelites.
Nehemiah Inspects Jerusalem’s Walls
I went to Jerusalem, and after staying there three days
I set out during the night with a few others. I had not told anyone what my God had put in my heart to do for Jerusalem. There were no mounts with me except the one I was riding on.
By night I went out through the Valley Gate toward the Jackal[a] Well and the Dung Gate, examining the walls of Jerusalem, which had been broken down, and its gates, which had been destroyed by fire.
Then I moved on toward the Fountain Gate and the King’s Pool, but there was not enough room for my mount to get through;
so I went up the valley by night, examining the wall. Finally, I turned back and reentered through the Valley Gate.
Summary: Part 3 and the last in a series of sermons studying Nehemiah's prayer life, as he set about the great task of rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem. The band Starship sang, 'We built this city on rock 'n roll'' but Nehemiah built the city walls on prayer!
Summary: The sermons that I have listed are 30 to 40 minute sermons. I have only listed the points and a couple of comments under each point of each sermon to give the preacher a remembrance which the Holy Spirit can lead on and speak through the man of God.
Summary: When God places something on your heart to do, you need to know that He will supply all that is needed to accomplish it. When you are trying to get out of life's ruts, make sure you are looking that someone from the rut is not pulling you back down.
Summary: As we faithfully do what God calls us to do, we will meet Resistance, there will be Rubble to navigate aroundbut; we must rely on God to help us accomplish the task that He has placed before us.
Summary: Illustrated sermon, drama appended to sermon. A message about the need to remove garbage and how ancient Jerusalem had people for that task. It is a nasty dirty job, that Jesus did for us. Message and drama were very well received.
Summary: Nehemiah gives us an example of what to do when we face disasters in this world and how at times God calls us to take a risk for the sake of others. We need to learn to call on God in crisis then go to work!
Summary: It is my prayer that by examining the role of Nehemiah in rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem, it will provide guidance to each of us as we identify our own role in rebuilding the Sacred Spaces of our Community and our Church.
Summary: Ministry that Matters requires each of us to help somebody by giving of yourself, by investing some of your resources, and by pressing on in spite of opposition. The third dimension of Ministry that Matters is to correct some wrong. To correct a wrong mea
Summary: Here is a message that uses the life and actions of Nehemiah as a lesson to challenge and teach the true nature of a servant. This message would work for either dicsipleship or as a challenge for an ordination service.
Summary: Nehemiah trusted God and made himself available. He never lose sight of his dependence on God and was fully committed to doing his best for the work of God. God used him to finish His work. One man can make a great difference.
Summary: When God originates, He orchestrates. God will grant us the strength we need to finish His work. Expect challenges when doing God's will. Choose to look at problems with eyes of faith, not fear.
Summary: We pray & we pray but nothing seems to happen. "God, are you asleep up there? Don't you hear my prayers?" Weeks may pass & nothing seems to happen! So what do we do? (Powerpoints available - #316)
Summary: Nehemiah doesn't do things the way I would do them. If there is a job to be done, I am usually quick to say, "Let's get on with it! If it needs to be done, let's not waste any more time. Let's do it!" (Powerpoints available - #317)
Summary: Just because there is a vision set before the people of God it doesn't mean that they have bought into it & embraced it. People need to be moved to the place where they will buy into the vision that God has for His church.
Summary: Nehemiah was by far one of the best leaders in all of history. And anyone who is willing to follow the principles put forth in this book can also become a great leader. Link inc. to formatted text, audio/video, PowerPoint.