The Gospel in the Sheep Gate (1 of 3) by Donald Cantrell

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The Gospel in the Sheep Gate (1 of 3)
Series: The Gospel in the Gates
Donald Cantrell
Nehemiah 3:1-2

Theme: ‘‘We can see the gospel story hidden in the sheep gate’’

- Successful Delegation
- Superior Organization
- Splendid Cooperation
- Spiritual Application
- Scriptural Illumination

I - The Servants Gathering (1a)
II - The Strategy Given (1b)
III - The Sheep Gate

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Introduction:

William Shakespeare wrote this infamous line ‘‘And this our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything. I would not change it.’’
William Shakespeare - ‘‘As You Like It’’

He could not have been more correct in making this statement as we read from Nehemiah chapter three. If you haphazardly read this chapter you will miss the hidden nuggets that God has placed within the wood and rocks that were used to make the walls and gates of Jerusalem.

As we continue you our 52 day journey with Nehemiah, we are now seeing his vision turn into acts of vigor, his language turn into acts of labor, his prayers transformed into perspiration, his tears transformed into toiling, and his diligent desires transcending into dutiful determination.

This journey we are traveling on will now take a subtle turn and we are going to uncover the gospel within the ten gates that are going to be resurrected from the ruins. In reading the bible, God foretells us about finding sermons in stones and words in wood:

Praise From The Gates

Psa 24:7 KJV - Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.

Psa 24:8 KJV - Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle.

Psa 24:9 KJV - Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.

Psa 24:10 KJV - Who is this King of glory? The LORD of ...


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