Stand up and thank the Lord your God.

“Stand up and thank the Lord your God” (Nehemiah 9:5). This is a call to worship. We worship God, our Creator: “You alone are the Lord. You made heaven ... You made the earth” (Nehemiah 9:6). The God of Abraham is our God - the faithful God: “You made a promise ... You kept Your …

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Nehemiah and his fellow-builders face determined opposition from their enemies …

Nehemiah and his fellow-builders face determined opposition from their enemies: “What they are building - if even a fox climbed up on it, he would break down their wall of stones!” (Nehemiah 4:3). When the enemies “heard that the repairs to Jerusalem’s walls had gone ahead and that the gaps were being closed, they were …

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In Our Grief, The Lord Draws Near – And We Are Strengthened With His Joy.

"Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength" (Nehemiah 8:10). When we're going through a hard time, we become deeply aware of our own weakness. This is not all that's happening in our testing times. The Lord Himself draws near. He shows us that He is our strength - and this …

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Our Sins Are Great. The Love Of God Is Even Greater.

Nehemiah 8:1-9:5What happens when God’s people ‘gather together’(8:1)? - (a) We hear the Word of the Lord (8:2-3,8). We come to the Lord’s House, seeking a fresh understanding of His Word. We look to the Lord, speaking through His Word, to fill us ‘with great joy’(8:12). (b) We thank God for His Son, our Saviour, …

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God Remembers Us ‘According To The Greatness Of His Steadfast Love.’

Nehemiah 10:1-39God is calling us to commit our lives to Him. At the heart of our commitment to the Lord, there must be worship: ‘We will not neglect the House of our God’(39). ‘Worship God’(Revelation 19:10). This is our reason for coming to the Lord’s House. We come to worship Him. Our worship is to …

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