January 26, 2014 Sermon Notes
Nehemiah // Unity
We learn from the New Testament that there are two things you cannot say any longer when you become a Christian. The first is, “You do not need me.” The second thing is, “I do not need you” – Pastor Ray Stedman
1. Common Need (Nehemiah 2:17)
While Nehemiah was discontent about the condition of the city, the people apparently were content to live in the rubble and ruin.
2. Common Motivation (Nehemiah 2:18-20)
Looking back, Nehemiah saw God’s provision. Looking ahead, Nehemiah saw God’s power. At the heart of the mission, God’s glory restored among His people.
3. Common Task (Nehemiah 3:1-32)
A journal of the workers and the construction begun on more than 40 sections of Jerusalem’s walls along with 10 gates.
A. Shoulder to Shoulder.
B. Every person a contributor.
C. Diversity of people, not professionals.