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March 2, 2014 Sermon Notes

Posted on Mar 02 at 09:25am

Nehemiah // Relationships, Part 2

Part 1 was on February 16, 2014

Nehemiah 5:1-19

Review

1. Sources of the Conflict (Nehemiah 5:1-5)

A. Lack of sensitivity to the needs of others.

B. Lack of seriousness about what God says

2. Solution to the Conflict (Nehemiah 5:6-13)

A. Think before you act — “I took counsel with myself.” (Nehemiah 5:6-7)

B. Identify and communicate the source of conflict clearly (Nehemiah 5:7-8)

C. Point to the standard (Nehemiah 5:9)

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D. Practice what you preach (Nehemiah 5:10)

Principle

The sin or behaviour that you’re most critical of in other people is often the sin or behaviour that remains undetected in you.

Matthew 7:3-5

E. Restore with generosity (Nehemiah 5:11)

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F. Commit to see it through (Nehemiah 5:12-13)

3. Sacrifice that Prevents Conflict (Nehemiah 5:14-19)
Principle

The path of Christianity doesn’t lead us toward a defense of our rights and privileges, it leads us to the cross.

Philippians 2:3