Sunday Morning 6.16.19 from Carrollwood Baptist Church on Vimeo.
“Come, let us build the wall of Jerusalem, that we may no longer
suffer derision. . . And they said, ‘Let us rise up and build.’ So they
strengthened their hands for the good work.” Nehemiah 2:17b, 18b
Scripture Reading: Nehemiah 2:9-20, ESV
Responding to God’s invitation to join Him in His work will require an assessment of our current situation, a commitment to action, and a willingness to face adversity.
1. Assessment – 2:9-16
Two areas of congregational focus: Spiritual _______________ and
2. Action – 2:17-18
An invitation (“Come”) for all to participate (“let us”) in the restoration and furthering of God’s work (“build the wall of Jerusalem”).
3. Adversity – 2:10, 19
Adversity comes in the form of _______________ and _______________
A promise to the persecuted: 11 “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. 12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you. Matthew 5:11-12, NIV