Sunday, March 10, 2019
Revived Stones
Nehemiah 2:1-10 by Steve Smith
Revived Stones: Lessons from the Book of Nehemiah #2
Series: Revived Stones
Revived Stones #2: Lessons from the Book of Nehemiah

Cupbearer to the King?
Nehemiah 2:1 – What happened after Nehemiah prayed...NOTHING.
Nehemiah 2:1-3 – Why was he afraid?
  1. Members of the kings court were expected to maintain a cheery disposition in the king's presence.
  2. Ezra 4:15-16; 21
Jerusalem...City gates = Protection
Destroyed Gates...Have God's people become so inward focused, so self-centered, that as a church we are not even affected by our own broken walls and ruined graves?
Nehemiah 2:4-6 - Before he speaks to the king of the known world – he calls on the creator of the whole world.
Nehemiah 2:7-8 – During those four months when it seemed like God was silent, we know Nehemiah was planning.
Sacrifice...Nehemiah sacrificed his own future with God's people just to put God's people in a position to have a future.
Growth...Why isn't growth expected in the church?
Nehemiah 2:8 – After all the prayers and plans YET Nehemiah still gives all the glory to God.