Sermons on Nehemiah

Sermons on Nehemiah

Reformation Consecration

Nehemiah 10:1-39 Living for God is not popular – and even in the church it is not stressed as it should be. We are created by and for God; our purpose is to live for him. True joy and happiness will never be found anywhere else. There has been a great compromise within the church; it seeks to keep hold of the world and to have Jesus Christ at the same time. The…

Reformation Confession

Nehemiah 9:1-38 This chapter is one of scriptures’ preeminent prayers of confession. Reformation involves repentance and confession. This is because we have gone away from our Creator and are living by our own standard. Reformation is a turning back to God, recognising God for whom he is, and ordering our lives accordingly. The service described here moves from a reading…

People of the Word

Nehemiah 8:1-18 At the heart of the Christian religion is a book; in the Bible our God has revealed himself. Reformation is a recentering of God’s people upon God – his ways and commands. It must therefore involve hearing God’s word, in which he reveals these things, followed by confession and consecration. This chapter shows us what a people are like when they have…

Remembrance Fuels Reformation

Nehemiah 7:4-73 Anniversaries are opportunities to remember. We take stock of the past so that we may move forward encouraged. Nehemiah 7 recalls the names of the people of God returning from exile decades before under Ezra. Here is a call to remember who we are as the people of God so that we may be strengthened in the work we’re called to. Our primary purpose is to…

Faith and Action Go Together

Nehemiah 4:6-23 Nehemiah presents a model of faith in action; in this chapter is both a model of skilled and courageous leadership and a glorious display of God’s provision and protection. These two things – man’s action and God’s sovereignty – work together, however much they may appear at odds. We must not put asunder what God has joined; faith and action go…

Trust God because He Provides for His Work

Nehemiah 2:1-9 God always provides for his work. This should encourage us. And God’s work includes the reformation of the church – so we can be sure that the resources will be there as we go about this work. If this message falls flat with us it may be that we’re not concerned for God’s work – or perhaps that we feel self-sufficient, confident that we can do…
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