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Sermons on Nehemiah
Who will shut the doors of this defiled Temple? Who will rise up? Who will give a pure sacrifice? Is there even a priest of God that holy? Is there a priest that loves and does not despise His name? Yes, yes, yes! Malachi’s promise came true. His prophecy has come to pass. His prediction is sure since it is from the mouth of God.
The book of Nehemiah is the story of one man who God called to lead a movement to restore the city of Jerusalem. The city of Jerusalem in the book of Nehemiah very closely resembles what the church is supposed to be. A light in a dark world, a voice calling out the culture to live life differently. Big Idea We often take for granted the things God has done for us. We need to be on our guard for threats to Godly living and ministry in addition to righteous responses when faced with godless living. Recommended Resources *Nehemiah Study Guide by: Josh Reich (available at the next steps table or online at www.tucsonrevolution.com/mediafiles/nehemiah-study-guide.pdf) *You can Change: God's Transforming Power for Our Sinful Behavior and Negative Emotions (Tim Chester) My Next Step(s) Tonight is... *Begin a relationship with Jesus *Memorize Ephesians 6:12 *Sign up for a summer small group *Sign up for Newcomer's Brunch on June 6th *Sign up to serve at day camp this summer *Start serving at Revolution
Sin destroys God's plan and purposes for the City. But Christ came to overturn the curse of sin into a blessing. He works in us to put our sin to death, and through us to stop the spread of sin in the church & City.
Struggling fir a new Tomorrow.
Have you ever had one of those “mountaintop” spiritual experiences? Where you just felt God’s comforting presence in a remarkable way? Those encounters are blessings from the Lord. Those are occasions to be relished. But even the greatest spiritual moments come to an end. Until Jesus returns to fix this broken world we can expect trials and struggles. Spiritual highs are sweet, but how do we respond when they’re over?