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 Jerusalem, he is heartbroken for them because walls are so important to a city’s health…
A heart of compassion…leads to…
a heart of prayer…based in
Knowledge of the Word of God
Today we see what transpired after Nehemiah heard the news about his ancestral city of Jerusalem.
Question: Who is the true king?
He waited- 4 months
He prayed- alone with God, and in the moment.
He trusted- though there was an earthly king, he knew who was truly in charge.