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Summary: I. EXORDIUM: Do you have GOD in you? II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: Believers III. OBJECTIVES: To show that all these good characters exist because GOD revealed it to us thru the LORD JESUS CHRIST. IV. TEXT: Nehemiah 9:17 (New Living Translat

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I. EXORDIUM:

Do you have GOD in you?

II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:

Believers

III. OBJECTIVES:

To show that all these good characters exist because GOD revealed it to us thru the LORD JESUS CHRIST.

IV. TEXT:

Nehemiah 9:17 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

They refused to obey and did not remember the miracles you had done for them. Instead, they became stubborn and appointed a leader to take them back to their slavery in Egypt! But you are a God of forgiveness, gracious and merciful, slow to become angry, and rich in unfailing love. You did not abandon them,

"But you are a God of forgiveness, gracious and merciful, slow to become angry, and rich in unfailing love. You did not abandon them,"

V. THESIS:

GOD revealed His good attributes to us thru the LORD JESUS CHRIST.

VI. TITLE:

GOD's Infinite Character

VII. EXPLICATION:

A. Author: uncertain. Autobiography of Nehemiah

B. Date written: 445 B.C. to 430 B.C.

C. Purpose: To document the political restoration of Judah, under Nehemiah's leadership

D. To whom written: Restored remnant in Jerusalem and future generations

E. Main themes:

Rebuilding of the walls of Jerusalem

Rehearsal of certain divine laws

Restoration of ancient ordinances

F. Keyword: wall

G. Key verses:

Nehemiah 6:3 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

so I replied by sending this message to them: “I am engaged in a great work, so I can’t come. Why should I stop working to come and meet with you?”

Nehemiah 6:15-16 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

So on October 2 the wall was finished—just fifty-two days after we had begun.

When our enemies and the surrounding nations heard about it, they were frightened and humiliated. They realized this work had been done with the help of our God.

VIII. MAIN BODY:

A. Forgiving GOD

"But you are a God of forgiveness"

Acts 10:43 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

He is the one all the prophets testified about, saying that everyone who believes in him will have their sins forgiven through his name.”

Acts 13:38 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

“Brothers, listen! We are here to proclaim that through this man Jesus there is forgiveness for your sins.

Ephesians 1:7 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins.

Colossians 1:14 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

who purchased our freedom and forgave our sins.

1. Forgave it all, all He can offer to us is His Great Love not His wrath.

John 3:16 (Amplified Bible)

For God so greatly loved and dearly prized the world that He [even] gave up His only begotten (unique) Son, so that whoever believes in (trusts in, clings to, relies on) Him shall not perish (come to destruction, be lost) but have eternal (everlasting) life.

B. Gracious GOD

"gracious"

2 Peter 1:2 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

May God give you more and more grace and peace as you grow in your knowledge of God and Jesus our Lord.

2 Peter 3:18 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)


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