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Nehemiah 2 - NIV

9 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.

10 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

11 I went to Jerusalem, and after staying there three days

12 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.

13 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.

14 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;

15 so I went up the valley by night, examining the wall. Finally, I turned back and reentered through the Valley Gate.

16 The officials did not know where I had gone or what I was doing, because as yet I had said nothing to the Jews or the priests or nobles or officials or any others who would be doing the work.

17 Then I said to them, “You see the trouble we are in: Jerusalem lies in ruins, and its gates have been burned with fire. Come, let us rebuild the wall of Jerusalem, and we will no longer be in disgrace.”

18 I also told them about the gracious hand of my God on me and what the king had said to me.
They replied, “Let us start rebuilding.” So they began this good work.

19 But when Sanballat the Horonite, Tobiah the Ammonite official and Geshem the Arab heard about it, they mocked and ridiculed us. “What is this you are doing?” they asked. “Are you rebelling against the king?”

20 I answered them by saying, “The God of heaven will give us success. We his servants will start rebuilding, but as for you, you have no share in Jerusalem or any claim or historic right to it.”


a. Nehemiah 2:13 Or Serpent or Fig

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When Things Get Real
Shared by: Caleb Anderson on Nov, 2016
Summary: If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go with others
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Scripture: Nehemiah 2:8-16
Denomination: *other
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Kabahagi Kaya Nakikibahagi
Shared by: Jeremias Fababier on Oct, 2016
Summary: If we are saying that we are part of God's family then it should be seen in how we get involve in His church, His Work, His people.
Scripture: Nehemiah 2:17-18
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Building a City On Prayer- Part 3
Shared by: Palitha Jayasooriya on Sep, 2016
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!
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Scripture: Nehemiah 1:4-2:9
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 470
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Building a City On Prayer Part 1
Shared by: Palitha Jayasooriya on Aug, 2016
Summary: This is part 1 of a series of sermons focusing on Nehemiah"s prayer life as he set about the great task of rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem.
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Nehemiah’s Mission
Shared by: T.J. Conwell on Feb, 2016
Summary: The declaration and mission of Nehemiah is more than just rebuilding a wall, it's a calling for men and women to return to living fully for the God in heaven. Doesn't the church today have the exact same mission? Why are we not living it?
Series: Nehemiah
Mark Mitchell avatar
Nehemiah "Rebuilding the Walls" chapter 2
Shared by: Mark Mitchell on Nov, 2015
Summary: Following Nehemiah's example will lead to church revitalization
Series: Nehemiah
Scripture: Nehemiah 2:1-20
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 184
Mark Mitchell avatar
Nehemiah - Rebuilding the Walls Chapters 2:18-4:6
Shared by: Mark Mitchell on Nov, 2015
Summary: Following Nehemiah's example will lead to church revitalization
Series: Nehemiah
Scripture: Nehemiah 2:18-4:6
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 226
Ian Humphrey avatar
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Scripture: Nehemiah 2:11-20
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 173
John Colbert avatar
"Tearing it down to build it up!"
Shared by: John Colbert on Aug, 2015
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.
John Gaston avatar
Shared by: John Gaston on Jun, 2015
Summary: The Book of Nehemiah tells the amazing story of how a National Revival was ushered in through a Butler. A Butler is usually the bad guy in thrillers or a dull person, but here we have the most unusual Butler in history.
Scripture: Nehemiah 1:1-2:18
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 561
Jim Bennett avatar
Nehemiah's Nemeses
Shared by: Jim Bennett on May, 2015
Summary: Some reflections on Nehemiah's opponents, Sanballat and Tobiah; sermon for a church about to vote on a building program.
Scripture: Nehemiah 2:10
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 420
Pat Damiani avatar
Assessing the Situation
Shared by: Pat Damiani on Apr, 2015
Summary: Building God's people requires both dependent praying and deliberate planning
Scripture: Nehemiah 2:1-20
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 786
Shawn Drake avatar
Getting Ready For The Challenge
Shared by: Shawn Drake on Mar, 2015
Summary: This is the 2nd sermon in the series "Rebuilding". As you start fresh, be prepared for the challenges that come with the new beginning.
Series: Rebuilding
Scripture: Nehemiah 2:1-10
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 314
Shawn Drake avatar
The Realities Of Rebuilding
Shared by: Shawn Drake on Mar, 2015
Summary: This is the 3rd sermon in the series "Rebuilding". As exciting as rebuilding is, there is a reality that comes with that.
Series: Rebuilding
Scripture: Nehemiah 2:11-20
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 263
C. Philip Green avatar
The Hand of God
Shared by: C. Philip Green on Feb, 2015
Summary: If you want God to use you to build His Kingdom, pray things through; think things through; and then follow through.
Series: Nehemiah
Chris Appleby avatar
The Leader & Organisation
Shared by: Chris Appleby on Feb, 2015
Summary: Nehemiah prays before acting, does his research, then Nehemiah identifies himself with the people of Jerusalem, and so the leaders commit themselves to the common good
Scripture: Nehemiah 2:1-20
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 266
James Bohrer avatar
How to Tackle Tough Jobs
Shared by: James Bohrer on Feb, 2015
Summary: Giving people wisdom for living daily and for the Kingdom through the life of Nehemiah.
Series: Nehemiah
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Scripture: Nehemiah 2:1-20
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 413
M. Keith Williams avatar
Knowing When You Need Help
Shared by: M. Keith Williams on Jan, 2015
Summary: No matter our experience or talent, there are times that we must admit our need for help.
Scripture: Nehemiah 2:1-20
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,092
David Owens avatar
When Everything is in Ruins, Rebuild!
Shared by: David Owens on Jul, 2014
Summary: In this sermon, we see how Nehemiah helped the exiles begin rebuilding the walls, and we learn how to begin rebuilding out lives.
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Understanding the Discovery Process
Shared by: Damian Phillips on Apr, 2014
Summary: Session 3: This study looks at how a church begins discovering its purpose, understanding the process that’s involved. We also learn how the procedural findings will be applied to helping a church come into alignment with what God expects it to be doing.
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Scripture: Nehemiah 2:17-18
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 955
John Lindell avatar
Prayer, Planning and Fulfilling God's Purpose
Shared by: John Lindell on Mar, 2014
Summary: 7 Phases on walking in God’s purpose
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Scripture: Nehemiah 2:1-10
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 2,435
Shine Thomas avatar
Arise and Build
Shared by: Shine Thomas on Jan, 2014
Summary: Rise up by faith, build, and reposition yourself, you will see success. Yes, you are going to receive it this year – Pressed down, shaken together, running over, arise and build. Reposition yourself. Your best is yet to come.
Series: New Year
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Scripture: Nehemiah 2:19-20
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 5,120
Anthony Zibolski avatar
Godly vision and goal-setting part one
Shared by: Anthony Zibolski on Nov, 2013
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.
Scripture: Nehemiah 2:1-10
Denomination: Nazarene
Views: 2,059
Jason Smith avatar
Nehemiah: A Godly Leader
Shared by: Jason Smith on Sep, 2013
Summary: If I were asked to point to a great leader and the Bible (other than Jesus), I would point to Nehemiah. This sermon series will show many reasons why this is the case.
Scripture: Nehemiah 1:1-2:20
Views: 1,428
Robert Leroe avatar
Rise and Rebuild
Shared by: Robert Leroe on Feb, 2013
Summary: We may have no walls to repair, yet many of us have faced the challenge of restoring a ruined life. Whatever we may encounter, we can find in Nehemiah’s quest the confidence to handle adversity with grace. We can expect God to act--to be present when tr
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Acting On God's Plan - Pt 1
Shared by: Bobby Stults on Jan, 2013
Summary: Nehemiah did not delay in acting out the plan God had laid upon his heart and here we see God's plan being put into action...
Scripture: Nehemiah 2:9-20
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 471
Fran Van Hoven avatar
Shared by: Fran Van Hoven on Sep, 2012
Summary: A principle of good leadership is that, before we begin we must develop a plan. We must know exactly what work needs to be done. What needs exist, and what problems can be expected.
Scripture: Nehemiah 2:1-20
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 2,944
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A Monumental Task
Shared by: Horace Wimpey on Sep, 2012
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.
Scripture: Nehemiah 2:9-20
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 436
Jack  Martin avatar
Nehemiah Lessons in restoration Part 1 of 4
Shared by: Jack Martin on Aug, 2012
Summary: Part 1 of a 4 part series on Gods plan to restore a nation or an individual.
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Scripture: Nehemiah 1:1-2:10
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 1,500