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WHEN A DREAM ENCOUNTERS A DREAM-CATCHER WHEN A DREAM ENCOUNTERS A DREAM-CATCHER Nehemiah 2:1-10 06/01/14-15 # 2 PREPARATION FOR RE-VISIONING AT SAC.

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2 WHEN A DREAM ENCOUNTERS A DREAM-CATCHER WHEN A DREAM ENCOUNTERS A DREAM-CATCHER Nehemiah 2:1-10 06/01/14-15 # 2 PREPARATION FOR RE-VISIONING AT SAC

3 The true joy of life is the trip. Nehemiah was… MOVED WITH THE NEED Nehemiah was… MOVED WITH THE NEED

4 D. Mcarthy, the founder of the Sunday School Times said… Needs come in assorted shapes and sizes. But all of them await the touch of someone with the agony of caring. A burdened God is at work in the world. He searches for burdened believers through whom He many work. D. Mcarthy, the founder of the Sunday School Times said… Needs come in assorted shapes and sizes. But all of them await the touch of someone with the agony of caring. A burdened God is at work in the world. He searches for burdened believers through whom He many work.

5 The mark of a dream-catcher is a hearing heart!

6 EFFECTIVELY PRAYING Henri Nouwen said…The great illusion of leadership is to think that people can be led out of the desert by someone who has never been there

7 INTRINSICALLY MOTIVATED -That is extrinsic motivation…the promise of a reward. - Intrinsic Motivation…it appeals to values and passions deep within a person.

8 THE PROCESS OF PRAYER…Nehemiah 2:1-10 Hudson Taylor once said…It is possible to move men through God, by prayer alone. Proverbs 21:1 would put it this way…The king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord. He directs it like a watercourse wherever He pleases.

9 WAITING Eugene Peterson’s paraphrase of Romans 8:22-25 says …Waiting does not diminish us, any more than waiting diminishes a pregnant mother. We are enlarged in the waiting.

10 ACTION Nehemiah’s action indicates great tact - a combination of truth and character in knowing how to approach someone. 1. He appealed to the king’s personal and national abhorrence for the desecration of the graves of someone’s forefathers. 2. He did not mention the name of the city of Jerusalem because of the edict found in Ezra 4. 1. He appealed to the king’s personal and national abhorrence for the desecration of the graves of someone’s forefathers. 2. He did not mention the name of the city of Jerusalem because of the edict found in Ezra 4.

11 1. He appealed to the king’s personal and national abhorrence for the desecration of the graves of someone’s forefathers. 2. He did not mention the name of the city of Jerusalem because of the edict found in Ezra 4. 1. He appealed to the king’s personal and national abhorrence for the desecration of the graves of someone’s forefathers. 2. He did not mention the name of the city of Jerusalem because of the edict found in Ezra 4. ACTION… con’t

12 1. Send me to a city in Judah where my forefathers are buried and I will rebuild it. 2. Give me letters of safe conduct to the Persian governors west of the Euphrates River 3. Give me a letter to the keeper of the king’s forest 1. Send me to a city in Judah where my forefathers are buried and I will rebuild it. 2. Give me letters of safe conduct to the Persian governors west of the Euphrates River 3. Give me a letter to the keeper of the king’s forest ACTION… con’t

13 Faith never implies a lack of planning and organization. We don’t want our dreams because they will be too small - we want God’s dreams!

14 OPPOSITION Any dream of God that is embraced will also awaken a dormant opposition!

15 Quickly his aide explained, “You don’t understand sir. The entire line stepped forward two paces!” Quickly his aide explained, “You don’t understand sir. The entire line stepped forward two paces!” If you are not in a small group, would you consider giving us 60 days of listening by joining a group?

16 Isaiah 58:12 is a promise we embrace: YOUR PEOPLE WILL REBUILD THE ANCIENT RUINS AND WILL RAISE UP THE AGE-OLD FOUNDATIONS; YOU WILL BE CALLED REPAIRER OF BROKEN WALLS, RESTORER OF STREETS WITH DWELLINGS. Isaiah 58:12 is a promise we embrace: YOUR PEOPLE WILL REBUILD THE ANCIENT RUINS AND WILL RAISE UP THE AGE-OLD FOUNDATIONS; YOU WILL BE CALLED REPAIRER OF BROKEN WALLS, RESTORER OF STREETS WITH DWELLINGS.

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