Summary: We must face opposition in our lives in community.
Facing Opposition - Together
Against every effort on our part to get our lives together and recover from damage, hurt, and ruin, we will experience opposition from the enemy. – Ray Steadman
1 Peter 5:8 - Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.
2 Corinthians 10:3,4 - We are human, but we don’t wage war with human plans and methods. 4 We use God’s mighty weapons, not mere worldly weapons, to knock down the Devil’s strongholds.
The word “deceive” or “deceived” is used 33 times in the New Testament. 30 times it is referring to Christians.
3 Methods of Opposition
1. Verbal (vs. 1-3)
Nehemiah’s Response (vs. 4-6)
2. Force (vs. 7,8)
Nehemiah’s Response (vs. 9)
3. Fear (vs. 10-12)
Nehemiah’s Response (vs. 13-15)
The Rear Guard (vs. 16-23)