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Contributed on May 10, 2017
The common people helped but not the Nobles. Maybe it wasn’t convenient for them; maybe they didn’t want to dirty their hands; maybe they had what they thought were more important things to do.
Tekoa: a town in Judah in the wilderness, fortified by Rehoboam. It was the home of the prophet Amos. They were part of the group helping Nehemiah rebuild the wall. The common people helped but not the Nobles. Maybe it wasn’t convenient for them; maybe they didn’t want to dirty their ...read more
Contributed on May 9, 2017
Just like with Shammah the Lord is in the middle of every battle we face. He is there to help bring about a “great victory” even for us.
In the text before us, Shammah is in the middle of a field filled with lentils. Lentils are peas, so he was in the midst of a pea patch. The people of God had labored for many months to plant their ground with lentils. They sowed the seed, they cultivated the little shoots when they broke ...read more
Contributed on May 1, 2017
I have a question I want to ask you this morning that can apply to you as an individual as well as to you as a church. The question: Do you believe that your best years are behind you, or do you believe that your best years are yet before you?
I have a question I want to ask you this morning that can apply to you as an individual as well as to you as a church. The question: Do you believe that your best years are behind you, or do you believe that your best years are yet before you? Some people as well as some churches believe that ...read more
Contributed on May 1, 2017
The palm branch was a symbol of triumph and victory in Roman times. The willow represents weeping, sorrow, difficult times. When you come into my presence the Lord said He wanted you to bring a palm branch in one hand and a willow in another.
We need to begin by looking at the context this verse is set in. This is part of the ceremony concerning the Feast of Tabernacles. This festival, which was instituted in grateful commemoration of the Israelites having securely dwelt in booths or tabernacles in the wilderness, was the third of the ...read more
Contributed on Apr 30, 2017
Six principles that Nehemiah practiced in building the walls. These six principles if followed will help in building the Kingdom of God in your area.
Historical Background Because of King Solomon’s sins, the kingdom of Israel split into two parts. The northern tribes were ruled initially by Jeroboam and the southern tribes (Judah and Benjamin) were ruled by Rehoboam. Both kingdoms continued to be characterized by idolatry and immorality. ...read more
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Contributed on Feb 18, 2005
Twas The Night Before Jesus Came Twas the night before Jesus came and all through the house Not a creature was praying, not one in the house. Their Bibles were lain on the shelf without care In hopes that Jesus would not come there. The children were dressing to crawl into bed, Not once ...read more
Contributed on Sep 10, 2004
•In 1654, one vote gave Oliver Cromwell control of England; •In 1649, one vote caused Charles I of England to be executed; •In 1776, one vote gave America the English language instead of German; •In 1839, one vote elected Marcus Morton governor of Massachusetts; •In 1845, one vote brought Texas ...read more