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BUILDING FOR GOD'S GLORY -- NEHEMIAH 2:11-20

March 01, 2020
Preach The Word
BUILDING FOR GOD'S GLORY -- NEHEMIAH 2:11-20
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Preach The Word
BUILDING FOR GOD'S GLORY -- NEHEMIAH 2:11-20
Mar 01, 2020

The foundation of everything we do is the glory of God (I Corinthians 10:31). We praise, we give, and we live for the glory of God! We exist as a church for His glory (Ephesians 3:21). The word "glory" carries the idea of "weight, worth, value, brilliance. (Our lives should show the value, the worth, the brilliance of God.) Our work becomes worship when it recognizes and reveals God's greatness, His value, and His beauty. That is what Nehemiah was saying to the people of Jerusalem in verse seventeen -- "That we be no more a reproach (disgrace; shame)." The condition of the place God had chosen to put His name was a state of shame (by no fault of His). The broken life of a believer, or a church is a reproach to our great and glorious God.

Nehemiah has arrived in Jerusalem. He was there 3 days before he began his inspection of the work. Why? I believe he was resting and spending time with God in prayer. Any project, especially any project for God, needs to be immersed in prayer before we set out to attempt it. Nehemiah led the people of Jerusalem to recognize God's value, to remember His glory, and to rebuild the walls "that we be no more a reproach." In this study we're talking about building lives and building up a church to and for the glory of God. I'm going to share six principles from Nehemiah 2 that are true whether you are building a life, or a family, or a church, or a business. We have a church fellowship and family to build. These principles are vital to that building.

  I.  NEHEMIAH FIXED HIS FOCUS.
 II.  NEHEMIAH FOUND THE FACTS.
III.  NEHEMIAH FORMED A FELLOWSHIP.
IV.  NEHEMIAH FORTIFIED HIS FAITH.
 V.  NEHEMIAH FACED THE FOE.
VI.  NEHEMIAH FULFILLED HIS FUNCTION (CHAPTER 3).

Show Notes

The foundation of everything we do is the glory of God (I Corinthians 10:31). We praise, we give, and we live for the glory of God! We exist as a church for His glory (Ephesians 3:21). The word "glory" carries the idea of "weight, worth, value, brilliance. (Our lives should show the value, the worth, the brilliance of God.) Our work becomes worship when it recognizes and reveals God's greatness, His value, and His beauty. That is what Nehemiah was saying to the people of Jerusalem in verse seventeen -- "That we be no more a reproach (disgrace; shame)." The condition of the place God had chosen to put His name was a state of shame (by no fault of His). The broken life of a believer, or a church is a reproach to our great and glorious God.

Nehemiah has arrived in Jerusalem. He was there 3 days before he began his inspection of the work. Why? I believe he was resting and spending time with God in prayer. Any project, especially any project for God, needs to be immersed in prayer before we set out to attempt it. Nehemiah led the people of Jerusalem to recognize God's value, to remember His glory, and to rebuild the walls "that we be no more a reproach." In this study we're talking about building lives and building up a church to and for the glory of God. I'm going to share six principles from Nehemiah 2 that are true whether you are building a life, or a family, or a church, or a business. We have a church fellowship and family to build. These principles are vital to that building.

  I.  NEHEMIAH FIXED HIS FOCUS.
 II.  NEHEMIAH FOUND THE FACTS.
III.  NEHEMIAH FORMED A FELLOWSHIP.
IV.  NEHEMIAH FORTIFIED HIS FAITH.
 V.  NEHEMIAH FACED THE FOE.
VI.  NEHEMIAH FULFILLED HIS FUNCTION (CHAPTER 3).