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Building Zion 6 Correction. Nehemiah helped Israel flourish *Secured authority to improve city *Motivated others to build the wall *Corrected the sins.

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1 Building Zion 6 Correction

2 Nehemiah helped Israel flourish *Secured authority to improve city *Motivated others to build the wall *Corrected the sins & failures of people

3 We need to correct our sins & errors *To please God *To be right with God *To influence others for good *For the church to flourish

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5 Nehemiah corrected abuse Of the temple, Neh. 13:4-14 *Used to store personal possessions *Used for an enemy of Israel *Possessions thrown out *Levites supported once again

6 Abuse of the Lord’s house must stop, Eph. 2:19-22 *Dictatorship, 3 Jn *Physical property: well maintained *Physical property used for the Lord ›Worship, not recreation ›Bible study, not social gatherings

7 Servants of the Lord must be supported, 1 Cor. 9:1-14 *Obligation *Privilege, Phil. 4:15-17

8 Nehemiah corrected disrespect for the Sabbath, Neh. 13:15-22 *Common activities, Ex. 20:8-10 *Leaders rebuked *Action taken to stop abuse *Threat of further action

9 Disrespect for sacred assemblies Must be corrected, 1 Cor. 11:17-22 *Plays *Choirs, quartets, solos *Personal grooming *Sleeping due to lack of interest *Children: toys, electronics, playing *Conversations, notes not related to services *Playing with babies

10 Assemble in the presence of God Respect to be manifest *Clip nails at the Sermon on the Mount? *Discuss dinner plans on Pentecost? Acts 2 *Play with baby at Troas? Acts 20:7

11 Nehemiah pushed the Jews to correct Their personal failings, Neh. 13:23-31 *Mixed marriages contrary to the Law *Children corrupted *Forcefully corrected

12 If we do not adhere to God’s law How can we expect others to? *Marriage, Mt. 19:9; Eph. 5:22, 25 *Morals: entertainment, language, dress

13 Our children will be impacted By our failures, Eph. 6:4 *Accept immoral behavior – live it *Dismiss elders’ & preachers’ rebuke

14 Times when strong rebuke is needed *Jesus in the temple, Jn. 2:13-17 *Elders, preachers

15 Nehemiah helped Israel flourish *Secured authority to improve city *Motivated others to build the wall *Corrected the sins & failures of people

16 We need to correct our sins & errors *To please God *To be right with God *To influence others for good *For the church to flourish


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