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M2013 s8 let us rise up and build neh 2

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M2013 s8 let us rise up and build neh 2

  1. 1. Let Us Rise Up and Build Nehemiah 2:11-20Maud church of ChristBy Jim BradshawSunday Evening, January 27, 2013
  2. 2. Let Us Rise Up and BuildWhat Can I Do to Help the Church Grow?
  3. 3. Let Us Rise Up and BuildWe Must Understand the Urgency to Grow Neh 2:12 NKJV Then I arose in the night, I and a few men with me; I told no one what my God had put in my heart to do at Jerusalem; nor was there any animal with me, except the one on which I rode. Matthew 6:31-34; Acts 22:16
  4. 4. Let Us Rise Up and BuildWe Must Recognize that WE are in Distress Neh 2:17 NKJV Then I said to them, "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." The Lord’s church has not grown in U.S. in nearly 40 years John 17:20-21
  5. 5. Let Us Rise Up and BuildWe Bring Ourselves Reproach when we do not bring our best before God Reproach – Object of contempt, scorn or derision. (Webster’s 1828) Neh 2:17 NKJV Then I said to them, "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." Neh 2:19 NKJV But when Sanballat the Horonite, Tobiah the Ammonite official, and Geshem the Arab heard of it, they laughed at us and despised us, and said, "What is this thing that you are doing? Will you rebel against the king?" We must always give our Best; Col. 3:17; 3:23
  6. 6. Let Us Rise Up and BuildWe Rob God When We Do not Bring our Best Look at Abel; Gen. 4:4-5; Heb. 11:4 Mal 3:8-10 NKJV "Will a man rob God? Yet you have robbed Me! But you say, In what way have we robbed You? In tithes and offerings. (9) You are cursed with a curse, For you have robbed Me, Even this whole nation. (10) Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, That there may be food in My house, And try Me now in this," Says the LORD of hosts, "If I will not open for you the windows of heaven And pour out for you such blessing That there will not be room enough to receive it. But How Do We Rob God; 2 Cor. 5:7
  7. 7. Let Us Rise Up and BuildWe Need to Know that to Build is a Good WorkNeh 2:18 NKJV And I told them of the hand of my God whichhad been good upon me, and also of the kings words that he hadspoken to me. So they said, "Let us rise up and build." Then theyset their hands to this good work. Neh 2:20 NKJV So I answered them, and said to them, "The God of heaven Himself will prosper us; therefore we His servants will arise and build, but you have no heritage or right or memorial in Jerusalem." 1. God will prosper us; Mark 10:28-30.
  8. 8. Let Us Rise Up and BuildWe Need to Know that to Build is a Good WorkNeh 2:18 NKJV And I told them of the hand of my God whichhad been good upon me, and also of the kings words that he hadspoken to me. So they said, "Let us rise up and build." Then theyset their hands to this good work. Neh 2:20 NKJV So I answered them, and said to them, "The God of heaven Himself will prosper us; therefore we His servants will arise and build, but you have no heritage or right or memorial in Jerusalem." 1. God will prosper us; Mark 10:28-30. 2. Let Us Rise Up and build the church at Maud; Eph. 2:19-22

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