Sermons

Nehemiah

Nehemiah

May 2018 - Aug 2018
Sermons in this series
Wed, Aug 08, 2018
Passage: Nehemiah 5
Series: Nehemiah
Duration: 52 mins 22 secs
As you recall from our previous studies Nehemiah was the 3rd great leader in the restoration of Jewish nation. 1st there was Zerubbabel who led the a group of exiles back to Jerusalem in 538-537 B.C. We learned this all the way back in the book of Ezra, chapter 2. Zerubbabel supervised the building of the temple. 2nd, some 80 years later, Ezra the scribe came to Jerusalem with another group of Jews, bringing sweeping change through the ministry of God's Word. But in time things degenerated once again in Jerusalem. So God in His grace sends yet another leader… 13 years after Ezra's expedition, Nehemiah was burdened by God Himself about the conditions in Jerusalem. After receiving permission from the king to rectify the situation, he provided the leadership the Israelites were in desperate need of.
Wed, Jul 11, 2018
Passage: Nehemiah 4
Series: Nehemiah
Duration: 55 mins 21 secs
A couple of weeks ago we finished in chapter 3 and looked at the placements of the gates and saw a progression as it were that resembles the Christian life. The Christian life starts at the Sheep Gate – embracing Jesus as our sacrifice. Next is the Fish Gate where we become fishers of men. At the Old Gate we learn the unchangeable truths of the Bible. At times we’re by the Valley Gate and need encouragement. Invariably, we end up at the Refuse Gate where we have to toss out some garbage from our lives. That’s when we find the Holy Spirit’s refreshment at the Fountain Gate. And are cleansed by the Word at the Water Gate, And find strength at the Horse Gate. The journey continues until Jesus returns. When He does, He sets His foot down on the Mount of Olives and enters the Eastern Gate where He judges the nations - the Inspection Gate. Embedded in Nehemiah 3 you find a wall-to-wall account of the whole Bible.
Wed, Jun 27, 2018
Passage: Nehemiah 3
Series: Nehemiah
Duration: 57 mins 11 secs
The walls of a city are critical for the safety of its inhabitants. We might not think much of walls today, or maybe we do. Interestingly God is very interested in the walls surrounding Jerusalem. Notice what Isaiah 49:15-16 (NKJV) says, “15 "Can a woman forget her nursing child, And not have compassion on the son of her womb? Surely they may forget, Yet I will not forget you. 16 See, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands; Your walls are continually before Me.”
Wed, Jun 13, 2018
Passage: Nehemiah 2
Series: Nehemiah
Duration: 57 mins 31 secs
It took four months for Nehemiah’s prayer to be answered. God never panics, but we often do. We pray today and expect a change to occur at once. But if we look at Scripture and think about our own personal experience, we might agree that four months is actually a short time frame for God to work. He knows what He is doing, and He knows the right time to do it. Sometimes He is teaching us patience. Other times He is dealing with our stubbornness. Sometimes we just don’t know why we have to wait. But the lack of an immediate answer does not mean that a good answer is not coming. Like Nehemiah, we may have to wait, continuing in prayer and trusting fully in God.
Wed, May 30, 2018
Passage: Nehemiah 1
Series: Nehemiah
Duration: 54 mins 1 sec
Jewish tradition identifies Nehemiah himself as the primary author of this historical book. Much of the book is written from his first-person perspective. Nothing is known about his youth or background; we meet him as an adult serving in the Persian royal court as the personal cup-bearer to King Artaxerxes (Nehemiah 1: 11– 2: 1). This prestigious position reveals something of Nehemiah’s upright character. Though he remained in Persia after the exiles had been allowed to go home, he was highly interested in the state of affairs in Judah (his brother Hanani had returned there earlier; Nehemiah 1: 2). The book of Nehemiah could be read as a sequel to the book of Ezra, and some scholars believe the two were originally one work. It is possible that Ezra compiled Nehemiah’s original accounts with other material to create the book of Nehemiah. However, most scholars believe Nehemiah himself wrote the book.
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