More than a Celebration

Introduction – The Bible is not shy about the moral condition of people.             After the terrorist shooting in Paris, a friend of mind asked me what I would say to the congregation on Sunday. In the course of texting back and forth I reminded him that the Bible is not shy about the condition…

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Repentance and What Comes Next

  Introduction – I heard someone call October a month of Halloween. He was lamenting that such a beautiful season would be tagged as a prelude to a costume celebration lasting a few hours on the last day of the month. Of course we all know that Thanksgiving to December is all a prelude to…

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From Mourning to Celebration

In this world of hype and confusion you cannot expect the scriptures to fight for your time – you have to consciously give God attention. Only then will you understand the depth of his love for you. Introduction: Why did God call his people together? Imagine you are in school preparing for what should be…

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Opposition

Introduction – they didn’t all live happily ever after Nehemiah 3 ends on a high note. Nehemiah’s heart broke for the people living unprotected in Jerusalem. When he shared his burden with others he found a community ready to serve. His gifted leadership and their willingness to serve accomplished a great work for God. In…

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All Together Now

Blog Post 39 Sermon October 11, 2015 All Together Now: Nehemiah 3 Introduction— being a follower of Jesus means also being part of his church. Last week as I looked at the sky I worried about how the rain would affect my plans for visiting my daughter at college. The clouds formed part of a…

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Letting God Break Your Heart

Introduction – when was the last time you were genuinely moved? We live in a noisy culture. Everyone is competing for your affection, your time or your money. The windows of attention are so small that most people have decided that there is no time to make a reasoned argument about why, say an Audi…

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