Nehemiah Recap

Nehemiah recap (audio file for download) This is the 12th and final week of our study of Nehemiah. What a great book it is too! So much to learn from Nehemiah and what he and his people went through. What I am going to do today is recap the book as I typically do at the end of a book study. The first week we study a new book I like to do an introduction, and the last week a recap. So now that we have read it all and looked at a lot of the content, I would say that … Continue reading Nehemiah Recap

Nehemiah 13 “Jerusalem Drift”

Nehemiah 13 jerusalem drift (Audio file for download) The big picture of this book is that just as the walls of Jerusalem were broken down, all of us have broken walls that need to be rebuilt. Just as God sent Nehemiah to rebuild the walls of His city, He sent Christ to rebuild the walls of our lives. We have been looking at healthy walls as representative of a healthy city, and for us a healthy person. A broken wall can be any area of struggle, or sin that God needs to rebuild in your life. An impossible situation that you … Continue reading Nehemiah 13 “Jerusalem Drift”

Nehemiah 10 Conviction Leads to Commitment

These may be the most sparse notes I have preached from in a while. Nehemiah 10  A covenant. So far we have seen how God is using Nehemiah to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem, restoring the dignity to His people and returning the people back to their home. Last week we looked at how he gathered them together to hear his word. We saw what happens when God’s word goes out and does what it does, there is a response. Now what happens today is the next event in that progression. The people make a covenant with God now that … Continue reading Nehemiah 10 Conviction Leads to Commitment

Nehemiah 7:5-9:38 “Now What?”

nehemiah 7-9 the people gather (Audio File for download) Last week we ended the sermon with a point that I didn’t really flesh out, that God is going to keep working on you… Now the question becomes, how does he keep working on you? How does he show you areas of your life that need repair? What is the primary context for our spiritual growth? We are going to look at what happened in Jerusalem after the wall was completed. Three chapters worth of action. I am not going to read it all, but I will read some of it so … Continue reading Nehemiah 7:5-9:38 “Now What?”

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?”

“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

Gospel 1

June 3, 2012 Emmaus God’s Plan in time Ok, so we just spent three weeks studying the book of Ruth.  I hope everyone was able to grasp what God was showing us in that book.  It was great for me to go through it again, and I hope the Lord met you as you studied it for yourself, and here on sunday mornings.  I do want to recognize that there is so much content in that book that we could take three months or more and go through it.  All the implications of what happened there, and what God was … Continue reading Gospel 1