Contributed by Jay Patton on May 16, 2002
This is the first in a series through the book of Nehemiah. It is both an introduction to Nehemiah and a sermon on developing a heart that mirrors the heart of God.
INTRO: Rock in the road/ Edmund Burke quote
Background: Divided Kingdom, Evil rulers, prophets warnings, 722 BC Assyrians raid Israel (North), 605 Nebby invades Judah (south) as prophesied by Isaiah – Story told in Daniel
586 Babylon (Nebby) come back Jerusalem - Ezekiel