March 15 2009 Nehemiah 2 11 20

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Using Nehemiah as a model, Pastor Woodson helps you to cast vision

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March 15 2009 Nehemiah 2 11 20

  1. 1. Cast the Vision Again Nehemiah 2:10-20
  2. 2. God’s Man Leads Through God’s Vision
  3. 3. Qualities of a Healthy Missional Church <ul><li>Centrality of the Word of God </li></ul><ul><li>Life transforming walk with Jesus </li></ul><ul><li>Intentional Evangelism </li></ul><ul><li>Active compassion, mercy and justice ministries </li></ul><ul><li>Global perspective and engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Compelling Christian Community </li></ul><ul><li>Heartfelt Worship </li></ul><ul><li>Sacrificial and generous living </li></ul><ul><li>Culture of godly leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Fruitful organizational structure </li></ul>
  4. 4. Mission Statement Revised <ul><li>Bethel Bible Fellowship exists to empower individuals to live like Christ, by sharing the love of Jesus and the Word of God and showing the joy of belonging to His family. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Slogan <ul><li>Loving God </li></ul><ul><li>Loving Others </li></ul>
  6. 6. Vision Statement <ul><li>Bethel desires to become a vibrant healthy missional church that impacts its community and the World for Christ. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Hear God’s Vision <ul><li>Nehemiah 2:12 </li></ul><ul><li>12 I set out during the night with a few men. I had not told anyone what my God had put in my heart to do for Jerusalem. There were no mounts with me except the one I was riding on. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>“ Solitude is the birthplace of vision” </li></ul><ul><li>Solitude is the practice of being absent from other people and other things so that you can be present with God. … In solitude, we say to God, &quot;I am here to be changed into whatever you like.&quot; In solitude, we learn to &quot;wait on the Lord.&quot; In solitude, we learn to hear from the Lord. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Blessed Quietness, <ul><li>Blessed quietness, holy quietness, Blest assurance in my soul! On the stormy sea, </li></ul><ul><li>Jesus speaks to me, And the billows cease to roll. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Research God’s Vision - 13-16 <ul><li>Nehemiah 2:13 </li></ul><ul><li>By night I went out through the Valley Gate toward the Jackal Well and the Dung Gate, examining the walls of Jerusalem, which had been broken down, and its gates, which had been destroyed by fire. </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>“ A good leader Identifies </li></ul><ul><li>with their people” </li></ul>
  12. 12. Cast God’s Vision - 17 <ul><li>Nehemiah 2:18b </li></ul><ul><li>18 …Then they said, “Let us arise and build.” So they put their hands to the good work. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Again, Expect Opposition to God’s Vision <ul><li>Nehemiah 2:19 </li></ul><ul><li>19 But when Sanballat the Horonite, and Tobiah the Ammonite official, and Geshem the Arab heard it, they mocked us and despised us and said, “What is this thing you are doing? Are you rebelling against the king?” </li></ul>
  14. 14. Numbers 13:1-2 <ul><li>Numbers 12:1-2 </li></ul><ul><li>Then Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses because of the Cushite woman whom he had married (for he had married a Cushite woman); 2 and they said, “Has the Lord indeed spoken only through Moses? Has He not spoken through us as well?” And the Lord heard it. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Success Comes From God <ul><li>Nehemiah 2:20 </li></ul><ul><li>20 So I answered them and said to them, “The God of heaven will give us success; therefore we His servants will arise and build, …. </li></ul>

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