Sermon Series
  • 1. Knowing How To Pray

    Contributed on May 21, 2003
    based on 169 ratings

    As we study the book of Nehemiah, we’re going to learn things that will help us personally, we’ll discover principles that will guide us as we move into a time of building here at PBC, and we’ll end up understanding a critical part of Old Testament histor

    Knowing How to Pray I checked my notes and realized that it’s been a year since I gave you a Bible quiz. Here’s a new test for you. I’ll give you a hint ­ all the questions have to do with the Old Testament. Who was the greatest comedian in the Bible? Samson. He brought the house more

  • 2. How To Tackle A Tough Job

    Contributed on May 21, 2003
    based on 146 ratings

    Nehemiah had a pretty impressive resume and instead of leaving a path of destruction behind him, he was about to tackle the path of destruction in front of him

    How to Tackle a Tough Job I came across some lines from actual resumes this week: I have lurnt Word Perfect 6.0 computor and spreasheet progroms. Received a plague for Salesperson of the Year It’s best for employers that I not work with people. I’m a perfectionist and rarely if if ever more

  • 3. Working Well With Others

    Contributed on May 21, 2003
    based on 208 ratings

    At first glance, Nehemiah chapter 3 looks a bit dry. One commentator refers to it as a "colorless memorandum of assignments." It reads much like the book of 1 Chronicles with its long lists of names that are difficult to pronounce, information that seems

    Working Well with Others Have you been watching the Olympics? NBC isn’t very happy with their ratings but it’s been fun to watch the different sports. As the athletes compete, they’re all seeking a medal and the recognition that comes with it. Those who win a gold are held up as heroes. While more

  • 4. Defeating Discouragement

    Contributed on May 21, 2003
    based on 414 ratings

    Did you know that there is a plague sweeping the country today? It’s not the Beijing flu, or cancer, or even the common cold. This outbreak, however, can be just as deadly as the most dreaded disease known to man ­ it’s called the epidemic of discourage

    Defeating Discouragement Are you familiar with Murphy’s Law? The original “Murphy” was an engineer who conducted an experiment to test human acceleration tolerances. Unfortunately for him, he installed 16 motion sensors the wrong way, leading to the now famous quotation, “If anything can go more

  • 5. How To Stop Strife

    Contributed on May 21, 2003
    based on 181 ratings

    Nehemiah has to put down his hard hat and turn his attention from the construction of the wall to the walls that were being put up between his workers. While their external enemies helped to rally the people, internal conflict threatened to divide and de

    How to Stop Strife As we continue in our series through the Book of Nehemiah, we’ve learned that Nehemiah confronted a different challenge in each chapter: • In chapter one, he was faced with a personal challenge. When he heard about what was happening in Jerusalem, he sat down and wept and more

  • 6. Dealing With Distractions

    Contributed on May 21, 2003
    based on 274 ratings

    Do you have any unfinished projects lying around collecting dust? It’s so easy to get sidetracked isn’t it? It takes tenacity to finish what we start because there are always so many competing distractions.

    Dealing with Distractions Do you have any unfinished projects lying around collecting dust? It’s so easy to get sidetracked isn’t it? It takes tenacity to finish what we start because there are always so many competing distractions. One thing that clearly emerges from our study in the Book of more

  • 7. Steps To Spiritual Renewal

    Contributed on May 21, 2003
    based on 78 ratings

    The first myth is that the Bible is too confusing to read. In verses 1-8, we’ll see that the Bible, instead of being confusing, is actually a book that you and I can comprehend ­ You can understand it!

    Steps to Spiritual Renewal I received an email this week from Janelle Becker, one of our missionaries serving in the Philippines. She’s been there for about 10 weeks and is learning the language and beginning to understand the culture. In her email, she forwarded what her co-worker wrote about a more

  • 8. Putting First Things First

    Contributed on May 21, 2003
    based on 101 ratings

    In chapter 8, Ezra and Nehemiah comfort the afflicted. In chapter 9, the comfortable are afflicted. Joy and grief are two sides of the same coin. After a thrilling encounter with God, which causes them to break into celebration, the believers now come

    Putting First Things First Earlier this week I was sitting in my office when I received an email from my youngest sister. She and her husband have been attending a church for a while and have become interested in spiritual things. We’ve been praying for both of them for quite some time and have more

  • 9. Making Investments That Last

    Contributed on May 21, 2003
    based on 205 ratings

    This morning we’re going to learn about 4 vows, or promises, that the people of God made in Nehemiah 10.

    Making Investments That Last I heard about this man who bought a parrot. It was a beautiful parrot but he had a really bad mouth. He could swear for five minutes straight without repeating himself. The man was embarrassed because the bird was driving him crazy in front of people. He tried to more

  • 10. Taking Time To Give Thanks

    Contributed on May 21, 2003
    based on 85 ratings

    In Nehemiah 11, we come across a situation where the people are faced with a national referendum. They didn’t believe in “luck” or “chance.” They actually were so committed to the sovereignty of God that they knew God would direct the outcome of the lot

    Taking Time to Give Thanks You made a good decision this morning to come to church because I have some inside information about the recent presidential election that you will not hear on CNN. With all the intrigue and controversy surrounding the final tally, coupled with the waiting that we’ve more

  • 11. Standing By Our Promises

    Contributed on May 21, 2003
    based on 108 ratings

    We all fail to keep our pledges, don’t we? Our good intentions and plans often fall by the wayside. Sometimes we blatantly break our promises but other times, we just kind of drift away, a little at a time.

    Standing By Our Promises As many of you know, I really like Snicker bars. For the past year, whenever I would go to Dairy Queen, I would always order a Snicker Bar Breeze. All I had to do was walk in and one of the workers would start filling a cup with chunks of tasty nougat. It was automatic more