Nehemiah 2:9-20 “Inspecting the Walls”

Nehemiah 2-9-20 (audio file for download) We are studying the book if Nehemiah. The first week we looked at some background of the book and how Nehemiah had a heart of compassion for the city of his ancestors, and his heritage. We saw his reaction to that compassion was a heart for prayer, and his prayer was rooted in the Word of God. Last week we looked at how Nehemiah waited, four months before bringing his concern to the king, he prayed and asked God for wisdom to speak to the king. He prayed alone, at set times, and he prayed … Continue reading Nehemiah 2:9-20 “Inspecting the Walls”

Nehemiah 2:1-8 Who is The Real King?”

Admittedly, my notes this week are bare bones, and the audio is not direct, it is from the mic on my laptop. (I accidentally changed the setting in Garage Band) I do believe this is a defining message for me as a pastor, and Emmaus as a church. Nehemiah 2-1-8 (audio file for download) Last week: we learned a few things about Nehemiah: he was cup bearer to the king of persia. who had invaded Babylon after they had invaded Jerusalem. He probably lives a pretty good life with comfort and ease. though, when he hears about the city walls around … Continue reading Nehemiah 2:1-8 Who is The Real King?”

Nehemiah 1 Introduction

The audio has an issue a little bit into it. It picks up a buz after a little while. Not sure what it is. Sorry. Nehemiah 1 (audio Link for Download) This week we are starting a new series. We will be studying the book of Nehemiah. I was originally just going to do a few weeks in it, but as I got closer, I saw there was a lot more in here that we can address. I don’t want to rush through it, so we will go through the majority of the book in a similar fashion to the way … Continue reading Nehemiah 1 Introduction

Bloom Devotional for April 12, 2013

My Wife sends these out to the ladies in our church ever so often. I asked her If I could publish them here. She said “sure” so, here is the latest. Bloom Devotional  Friday, April 12 As a few of you might know, Chloe has been having some increasing back pain. After taking her to see her primary care physician, we were referred to a pediatric orthopedist.  We went to see this doctor yesterday morning. Chloe has a crack in her spine. He did an X-ray and said he suspected Congenital Lumbosacral Spondylolysis. I know those are big words and I … Continue reading Bloom Devotional for April 12, 2013

Matthew 28:16-20 “Make Disciples”

Matt 28 Go and Make Disciples (Audio File for download) Last week we looked at the resurrection of Jesus, and how he met with some of His disciples and reset their understanding yet again of the Christ… So, do you have a different understanding of the purpose of the Christ? Are you noticing in your own life areas where you are treating Jesus as something he is not? Well, I hope that all of us are seeing areas in our lives where Jesus is reseting our understanding of what Jesus is here to do. Now that we have spent some time … Continue reading Matthew 28:16-20 “Make Disciples”

“He Is Risen!” Easter 2013

Easter 2013 He Is Risen! (audio file) Christ is Risen! What an amazing truth it is that our Savior lives! Leading up to Easter we have been looking at what Jesus has been doing up to his death and resurrection. We have been focussing on his interactions with those closest to Him. We looked at the disciples and how he reset their understanding of the Christ, that He must go to Jerusalem and be killed and on the third day raised from the dead. I cant say enough how important it is for us to see that truth in our own … Continue reading “He Is Risen!” Easter 2013