So the king said to me, Why do you look sad, since you are not sick? This is nothing but sorrow of heart. Then I was very much afraid
And said to the king, Let the king live forever! Why should I not be sad faced when the city, the place of my fathers' sepulchers, lies waste, and its gates are consumed by fire?
The king said to me, For what do you ask? So I prayed to the God of heaven.
And I said to , If it pleases the king and if your servant has found favor in your sight, I ask that you will send me to Judah, to the city of my fathers' sepulchers, that I may rebuild it.
The king, beside whom the queen was sitting, asked me, How long will your journey take, and when will you return? So it pleased to send me; and I set him a time.
Also I said to the king, If it pleases the king, let letters be given me for the governors beyond the River, that they may let me pass through to Judah,
And a letter to Asaph, keeper of the king's forest or park, that he may give me timber to make beams for the gates of the fortress of the temple and for the city wall and for the house that I shall occupy. And the king granted what I asked, for the good hand of my God was upon me.
Then I came to the governors beyond the River and gave them the king's letters. Now the king had sent captains of the army and horsemen with me.
When Sanballat the Horonite and Tobiah the servant, the Ammonite, heard this, it distressed them exceedingly that a man had come to inquire for and require the good and prosperity of the Israelites.
So I came to Jerusalem and had been there three days.
Then I arose in the night, I and a few men with me. And I told no one what my God had put in my heart to do for Jerusalem. No beast was with me except the one I rode.
I went out by night by the Valley Gate toward the Dragon's Well and to the Dung Gate and inspected the walls of Jerusalem, which were broken down, and its gates, which had been destroyed by fire.
I passed over to the Fountain Gate and to the King's Pool, but there was no place for the beast that was under me to pass.
So I went up by the brook in the night and inspected the wall; then I turned back and entered by the Valley Gate, and so returned.
And the magistrates knew not where I went or what I did; nor had I yet told the Jews, the priests, the nobles, the officials, or the rest who did the work.
Then I said to them, You see the bad situation we are in--how Jerusalem lies in ruins, and its gates are burned with fire. Come, let us build up the wall of Jerusalem, that we may no longer be a disgrace.
Then I told them of the hand of my God which was upon me for good, and also the words that the king had spoken to me. And they said, Let us rise up and build! So they strengthened their hands for the good work.
But when Sanballat the Horonite and Tobiah the servant, the Ammonite, and Geshem the Arab heard of it, they laughed us to scorn and despised us and said, What is this thing you are doing? Will you rebel against the king?
I answered them, The God of heaven will prosper us; therefore we His servants will arise and build, but you have no portion or right or memorial in Jerusalem.
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 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?
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: 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.
Summary: As we examine the story of Nehemiah 2, where we see Nehemiah speaking up for God's people when he had the opportunity, we are challenged to learn to share the good news when we have opportunity.
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.
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.
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: God has plan for success. If we make up our mind to follow Him, He will lead us thru paths of victory though there will be momenst of failure....it is only temporary. That failure will lead us to suceed if we look at it through God's eyes!!