Rebuild the wall

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Rebuild the wall

  1. 1. REBUILDING THE WALL Nehemiah rebuilt the walls to the destroyed city of Jerusalem. There are also some walls we need to rebuild.
  2. 2. Nehemiah 1:2b-3 <ul><li>and I asked them concerning the Jews who had escaped, who had survived the captivity, and concerning Jerusalem. </li></ul><ul><li>3 And they said to me, &quot;The survivors who are left from the captivity in the province are there in great distress and reproach. The wall of Jerusalem is also broken down, and its gates are burned with fire.&quot; </li></ul>
  3. 3. Nehemiah 2:17; 4:6 <ul><li>2:17 Then I said to them, &quot;You see the distress that we are in, how Jerusalem lies waste, and its gates are burned with fire. Come and let us build the wall of Jerusalem, that we may no longer be a reproach.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>4:6 So we built the wall, and the entire wall was joined together up to half its height, for the people had a mind to work. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Walls <ul><li>A wall is a usually solid structure that defines and sometimes protects an area. Most commonly, a wall delineates a building and supports its superstructure , separates space in buildings into rooms, or protects or delineates a space in the open air. There are three principal types of structural walls: building walls, exterior boundary walls, and retaining walls. (Wikipedia) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Walls that need to be Rebuilt <ul><li>Church </li></ul><ul><li>Many think church is a building </li></ul><ul><li>“ Church is for weaklings and old women.” (Ted Turner) </li></ul><ul><li>Church particiapation and attendance is in decline </li></ul><ul><li>Some denominations are dying </li></ul>
  6. 6. Walls that need to be Rebuilt <ul><li>Church </li></ul><ul><li>Apostasy is a constant threat </li></ul><ul><li>We are one generation away from extinction </li></ul><ul><li>Restoration Movement did a lot to restore the NT church </li></ul><ul><li>There is still at lot of wall building left to be done </li></ul>
  7. 7. Walls that need to be Rebuilt <ul><li>Church </li></ul><ul><li>Bible </li></ul><ul><li>Bible is still the best seller of all books </li></ul><ul><li>But – few read and obey what it teaches </li></ul><ul><li>We must rebuild: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Faith in the Bible </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Authority of the Bible </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal Bible study </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Walls that need to be Rebuilt <ul><li>Church </li></ul><ul><li>Bible </li></ul><ul><li>Communion </li></ul><ul><li>Elements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Unleavened bread </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fruit of the vine </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Time </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1 st day of the week </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not occasionally </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not just on Easter and Christmas </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Walls that need to be Rebuilt <ul><li>Church </li></ul><ul><li>Bible </li></ul><ul><li>Communion </li></ul><ul><li>Reason </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Remember the death of Jesus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>As a memorial to Him </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Till He comes again </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Walls that need to be Rebuilt <ul><li>Church </li></ul><ul><li>Bible </li></ul><ul><li>Communion </li></ul><ul><li>Baptism </li></ul><ul><li>Mode – How? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not – sprinkle, pour </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Is – burial in water </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Subject – Who? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not infants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Believers who repent </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Reason – Why? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For forgiveness of their sins </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Do you have a mind to work? <ul><li>Nehemiah 4:6 So we built the wall, and the entire wall was joined together up to half its height, for the people had a mind to work. </li></ul><ul><li>There are still walls to be rebuilt. </li></ul><ul><li>Satan is still tearing them down. </li></ul><ul><li>We must be about building the walls again. </li></ul>

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