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Blessed Builders: God’s House…The People’s Promise

Blessed Builders: God’s House…The People’s Promise
Let’s Recap…
Nehemiah’s Problem (Nehemiah 1) Nehemiah’s Process (Nehemiah 2-3) Nehemiah’s Persecution (Nehemiah 4) Nehemiah’s Predicament (Nehemiah 5-6) Nehemiah’s Proposal (Nehemiah 7) Nehemiah’s Praise (Nehemiah 8-9) Nehemiah’s Promise (Nehemiah 10)
Opening Illustration: Fire In Church No wonder there is so little enthusiasm in the church today. Billy Graham tells the amusing story of a fire which broke out in a small-town church. When the fire brigade, siren wailing, arrived on the spot, the minister recognized one of the men. "Hello, there, Jim. I haven't seen you in church for a long time," he chided. "Well," answered the sweating man struggling with the hose, "there hasn't been a fire in church for a long time."
Point:  I certainly hope that that will never be said of our church.  I pray that there will always be a fire here amongst us.  Today is really about church.  No, not the building but abou…

Blessed Builders: God’s House…The People’s Promise

Blessed Builders: God’s House…The People’s Promise
Let’s Recap…
Nehemiah’s Problem (Nehemiah 1) Nehemiah’s Process (Nehemiah 2-3) Nehemiah’s Persecution (Nehemiah 4) Nehemiah’s Predicament (Nehemiah 5-6) Nehemiah’s Proposal (Nehemiah 7) Nehemiah’s Praise (Nehemiah 8-9) Nehemiah’s Promise (Nehemiah 10)
Opening Illustration: Fire In Church No wonder there is so little enthusiasm in the church today. Billy Graham tells the amusing story of a fire which broke out in a small-town church. When the fire brigade, siren wailing, arrived on the spot, the minister recognized one of the men. "Hello, there, Jim. I haven't seen you in church for a long time," he chided. "Well," answered the sweating man struggling with the hose, "there hasn't been a fire in church for a long time."
Point:  I certainly hope that that will never be said of our church.  I pray that there will always be a fire here amongst us.  Today is really about church.  No, not the building but abou…

Blessed Builders: Powerful Praise

Blessed Builders: Powerful Praise
Let’s Recap…
Nehemiah’s Problem (Nehemiah 1) Nehemiah’s Process (Nehemiah 2-3) Nehemiah’s Persecution (Nehemiah 4) Nehemiah’s Predicament (Nehemiah 5-6) Nehemiah’s Proposal (Nehemiah 7) Nehemiah’s Praise (Nehemiah 8-9)
A People Praising God…
I. God Is Exalted Above All vs. 5-6 Nehemiah 9:5-6 ESV “Stand up and bless the Lord your God from everlasting to everlasting. Blessed be your glorious name, which is exalted above all blessing and praise. 6  “You are the Lord, you alone. You have made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them; and you preserve all of them; and the host of heaven worships you.
Quote: “The clearest sensation that a human being has when he experiences the holy is an overpowering and overwhelming sense of creatureliness. That is, when we are in the presence of God, we are humbled and become most aware of ourselves as creatures. This is the opposite of Satan's o…