Presentation on theme: "“Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you! See, I have."— Presentation transcript:
“Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you! See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me.” (Isa. 49:15-16)
“…your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you…” (1 Cor. 6:19)
Benefits of Studying Nehemiah: 1)How to rebuild a life where God desires to dwell 2)How to protect a life where God is enthroned 3)How to live a life for God’s glory
“So the LORD said to Solomon, ‘Since this is your attitude and you have not kept my covenant and my decrees, which I commanded you, I will most certainly tear the kingdom away from you and give it to one of your subordinates.
Nevertheless, for the sake of David your father, I will not do it during your lifetime. I will tear it out of the hand of your son.’” (1 Kings 11:11-12)
“He carried to Babylon all the articles from the temple of God, both large and small, and the treasures of the LORD’s temple and the treasures of the king and his officials.
They set fire to God’s temple and broke down the wall of Jerusalem; they burned all the palaces and destroyed everything of value there.” (2 Chron. 36:18-19)
“He carried into exile to Babylon the remnant, who escaped from the sword, and they became servants to him and his sons until the kingdom of Persia came to power.” (2 Chron. 36:20)
“In the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, in order to fulfill the word of the LORD spoken by Jeremiah, the LORD moved the heart of Cyrus king of Persia to make a proclamation throughout his realm and to put it in writing:
‘This is what Cyrus king of Persia says: The LORD, the God of heaven, has given me all the kingdoms of the earth and he has appointed me to build a temple for him at Jerusalem in Judah. Anyone of his people among you—may the LORD his God be with him, and let him go up.” (2 Chron. 36:22-23)
I MPORTANT T RUTH : G OD USES PEOPLE TO ACCOMPLISH H IS PURPOSES.
“The king’s heart is in the hand of the LORD; he directs it like a watercourse wherever he pleases.” (Prov. 21:1)
“…The remnant that are left of the captivity there in the province are in great affliction and reproach…” (Neh. 1:3)
“Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.” (Prov. 4:23)
“Under cover of night I went past the Valley Gate toward the Dragon's Fountain to the Dung Gate looking over the walls of Jerusalem, which had been broken through and whose gates had been burned up.
I then crossed to the Fountain Gate and headed for the King's Pool but there wasn't enough room for the donkey I was riding to get through. So I went up the valley in the dark continuing my inspection of the wall. I came back in through the Valley Gate.
The local officials had no idea where I'd gone or what I was doing--I hadn't breathed a word to the Jews, priests, nobles, local officials, or anyone else who would be working on the job.” (Nehemiah 2:13-14)
3 Keys for Moving Mountains: 1. Recognize the Problem “…when I heard these words…I sat down and wept, and mourned for many days…” (Nehemiah 1:4)
3 Keys for Moving Mountains: 1. Recognize the Problem “As he approached Jerusalem and saw the city, he wept over it and said, ‘If you, even you, had only known on this day what would bring you peace—but now it is hidden from your eyes.’” (LK 19:41-42)
3 Keys for Moving Mountains: 2. Rely on God Prioritize Prayer Prioritize Prayer Persist in Prayer Persist in Prayer
3 Keys for Moving Mountains: “…he said imagine what would happen if you went to a friend in the middle of the night and said, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves of bread. An old friend traveling through just showed up, and I don't have a thing on hand.’ The friend answers from his bed, ‘Don't bother me.
3 Keys for Moving Mountains: The door's locked; my children are all down for the night; I can't get up to give you anything.’ But let me tell you, even if he won't get up because he's a friend, if you stand your ground, knocking and waking all the neighbors, he'll finally get up and get you whatever you need.
3 Keys for Moving Mountains: Here's what I'm saying: Ask and you'll get; Seek and you'll find; Knock and the door will open.” (LK 11:5-10 The Msg.)
3 Keys for Moving Mountains: 3. Respond to the Need “Please answer my prayer and the prayer of your other servants who gladly honor your name. When I serve the king his wine today, make him pleased with me and have him do what I ask.” (Nehemiah 1:11)