Amazing Things Can Happen…When We Stay Steadfast

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We are now over the hill in our study of the Book of Nehemiah. The last five Sundays, we have been learning how Amazing Things Can Happen when we pray, when we plan, when we work together, when we overcome antagonism, and when we stop strife. Today is the sixth message of eleventh on the topic of, “Amazing Things Can Happen When We Stay Steadfast.” To be “steadfast” means to stay focused, persistent, and unwavering about fulfilling a goal or task. In other words, you know what needs to be done, and you won’t stop until you make it happen. Is this something you need to hear and learn about? I mean, are you easily distracted or discouraged when you … Read More

Amazing Things Can Happen…When We Stop Strife

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The last four Sundays, we have been learning from the book of Nehemiah how Amazing Things Can Happen. So far, we have explored how amazing things happen when we pray, when we plan, when we work together, and when we overcome antagonism. Today’s message is Amazing Things Can Happen When We Stop Strife. Before we get into the subject, let’s quickly recap the context of the book of Nehemiah. The historical context of this story is the fifth century B.C. About 100 years before, the Babylonians conquered and destroyed Jerusalem. The walls and the city were left in rubble, the Temple was sacked and burned, and many people were taken as slaves. However, over the years, some were allowed to return—only to … Read More

Amazing Things Can Happen…When We Overcome Antagonism

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Today we are studying the fourth chapter of the book of Nehemiah for the fourth message on the series “Amazing Things Can Happen.” So far, we have learned that “Amazing Things Can Happen When We Pray,” “Amazing Things Can Happen When We Plan,” and “Amazing Things Can Happen When We Work Together.” Today’s message is “Amazing Things Can Happen When We Overcome Antagonism.” Here is a quick recap of the context of the book of Nehemiah. We have explained that the historical context of this story happened in the 5th century B.C. About 100 years before, the Babylonians conquered and destroyed Jerusalem. The walls and the city were left in rubbles, the Temple was sacked and burned, and many people were taken … Read More

Amazing Things Can Happen…When We Work Together

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Today we are studying the third chapter of the book of Nehemiah. Do you remember I invited you to read a chapter a week with me? I hope you read this one already so you can make the most of it today. If you missed the last two Sundays, two weeks ago, we started a sermon series from the Book of Nehemiah called “Amazing Things Can Happen.” First, we learned “Amazing Things Can Happen When We Pray.” Then, from chapter two, “Amazing Things Can Happen When We Plan.” Today’s theme is “Amazing Things Can Happen When We Work Together.” Here is a quick recap of the context of the book of Nehemiah. We explained that the historical context of this … Read More

Amazing Things Happen..When We Plan

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Today we are studying the second chapter of the book of Nehemiah. Last week we started this sermons series of “Amazing Things Can Happen.” From chapter one, we learned that amazing things can happen when we pray. In today’s message, the lesson is, “Amazing things can happen when we plan.” To give us a quick recap of the context of the book of Nehemiah, we explained that the historical context of this story happened in the 5th century B.C. About 100 years before, the Babylonians conquered and destroyed Jerusalem. The walls and the city were left in rubbles, the Temple was sacked and burned, and many people were taken as slaves. By the time of Nehemiah, the walls and city were still … Read More