May. 03, 2020
Rebuild: Giving Credit Where Credit is Due
1. The Outcry (vs. 1-5)
A An Economic Crisis
B. Down to Slavery (v. 5)
2. Nehemiah's case against the Nobles and Officials (vs. 6-13)
A. The Charges and the Charged (vs. 6-8)
B. The Basis of the Charges (v. 9)
“Ought you not to walk in the fear of our God to prevent the taunts of the nations our enemies?”
C. Nehemiah's actions and his demands on the nobles and officials (vs. 10-13)
3. Nehemiah's Further Actions and Policies (vs. 14-19)
A. Nehemiah is governor (v. 14)
Believed to be around 445 BC to 433 BC
B. Contrast of styles? (vs. 15-16)
"Because of the fear of the LORD"
He had a mission
C. Big grocery bills! (vs. 17-18)
D. A Final Plea (v. 19)
James 2:1-7, 14-17
“Who wins when it’s a choice between God and money, between God and ambition?” Success and the Christian, AW Tozer. (From The Quotable Tozer, p. 7)
1. How do you define success? As you look at those that may be successful by today’s standards, does the “fear of God” as Nehemiah speaks of show up in their lives?
2. Who around me right now could I help with the resources God has granted to me? Where can the church be working together to help those during this crisis?