I.Nehemiah’s Concern for the Things of God (1:1-3) II.Nehemiah’s Compassion for the Things of God (1:4) III. Nehemiah’s Constant Conversation with God (1:5-11)
I.Nehemiah’s Focus: Re-building the People by Rebuilding the Walls (2:11-3:32) A.The People embrace the Vision (2:11-20) B.The People engage the Work (3:1-32)
1 Eliashib the high priest and his fellow priests went to work and rebuilt the Sheep Gate. They dedicated it and set its doors in place, building as far as the Tower of the Hundred, which they dedicated, and as far as the Tower of Hananel. 2 The men of Jericho built the adjoining section, and Zaccur son of Imri built next to them. 3 The Fish Gate was rebuilt by the sons of Hassenaah. They laid its beams and put its doors and bolts and bars in place. 3 The Fish Gate was rebuilt by the sons of Hassenaah. They laid its beams and put its doors and bolts and bars in place. 4 Meremoth son of Uriah, the son of Hakkoz, repaired the next section. Next to him Meshullam son of Berekiah, the son of Meshezabel, made repairs, and next to him Zadok son of Baana also made repairs. ~Nehemiah 3:1-4
5 The next section was repaired by the men of Tekoa, but their nobles would not put their shoulders to the work under their supervisors. 12 Shallum son of Hallohesh, ruler of a half- district of Jerusalem, repaired the next section with the help of his daughters.
20 Next to him, Baruch son of Zabbai zealously repaired another section, from the angle to the entrance of the house of Eliashib the high priest. 14 The Dung Gate was repaired by Malkijah son of Recab, ruler of the district of Beth Hakkerem. He rebuilt it and put its doors and bolts and bars in place.
10 Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves. 11 Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. 12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. 13 Share with God's people who are in need. Practice hospitality. Romans 12:10-13 13 Therefore let us stop passing judgment on one another. Instead, make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in your brother's way. Romans 14:13
2 Each of us should please his neighbor for his good, to build him up. 3 For even Christ did not please himself... 7 Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God. Romans 15:2-3, 7 13 You, my brothers, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature; rather, serve one another in love. 14 The entire law is summed up in a single command: "Love your neighbor as yourself.” 15 If you keep on biting and devouring each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other. Galatians 5:13-15
1 As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. 2 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. 3 Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. 1 As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. 2 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. 3 Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. 32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. Ephesians 4:1-3, 32
> Are concerned for the things of God > Are passionate for the things of God >Are constantly communicating with God >Anticipate God’s leading to a vision >Dream big but prepare for anything >Use projects to develop people >Focus on the development of the individual True Leaders...
> Determine: How do I see and evaluate those around me? > Find out:... the names and stories of the people that God brings into my sphere of influence. > Decide: I will consider how to build up, encourage and challenge those God brings into my life - then do it! Principles for Leadership and Service