Sermons from August 2016

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A people rebuilt

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Bible reading Nehemiah 7:73-8:12 73 The priests, the Levites, the gatekeepers, the musicians and the temple servants, along with certain of the people and the rest of the Israelites, settled in their own towns. Ezra Reads the Law When the seventh month came and the Israelites had settled in their towns, 8 1 all the people came together as […]

Doing God’s work God’s way

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Bible reading Nehemiah 5 Nehemiah Helps the Poor 5 Now the men and their wives raised a great outcry against their fellow Jews. 2 Some were saying, “We and our sons and daughters are numerous; in order for us to eat and stay alive, we must get grain.” 3 Others were saying, “We are mortgaging our fields, our […]

Overcoming opposition

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Bible reading Nehemiah 4:15-23, 6:1-7:2 15 When our enemies heard that we were aware of their plot and that God had frustrated it, we all returned to the wall, each to our own work. 16 From that day on, half of my men did the work, while the other half were equipped with spears, shields, bows and […]

Keeping on keeping on

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Bible reading Nehemiah 4:1-14 Opposition to the Rebuilding 4 When Sanballat heard that we were rebuilding the wall, he became angry and was greatly incensed. He ridiculed the Jews, 2 and in the presence of his associates and the army of Samaria, he said, “What are those feeble Jews doing? Will they restore their wall? Will they […]